Schedule of Classes

The University of Southern California is again offering several programs abroad during Summer Session 2013. The purpose is to create opportunities for USC students to learn in an international environment. Each program features intensive courses from two to 10 weeks in duration, and many programs visit more than one country.

Experienced USC faculty serve as instructors, tour guides and coordinators, sharing with students the unique excitement of learning at an overseas location. Excursions to important cultural and historical sites supplement classroom lectures. Housing is prearranged for students in university dorms, hostels, inexpensive hotels or with local families.

These special programs offer travel and study opportunities at reasonable cost; programs planned for International Summer Session 2013 are listed below. Interested students should call the contact person indicated for further information about a specific program.

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Journalism - Graduate Internship in the United Kingdom, China or South Africa

Journalism master's degree students may spend eight weeks at internships in London, Hong Kong or Cape Town during the summer following their first year of graduate study at USC. Students apply to Annenberg Career Development and International Programs in the fall semester of their first year. From mid-May to mid-July, they enroll in JOUR 540 International Journalism Seminar I and JOUR 590 Directed Research while working full-time at internships with prominent media organizations. For more information, contact Annenberg International Programs at (213) 821-2717, email ascintl@usc.edu and refer to annenberg.usc.edu/international.

Program dates: May 14 - July 13 (London); May 13 - July 25 (Cape Town); May 27 – July 27 (Hong Kong); Shanghai will not be offered in 2013.
Total number of units: 4

Enroll in one section in each of the following courses:
JOUR 540 International Journalism Seminar I 3
  London 226-21105D
  Cape Town 420-21106D
  Hong Kong 099-21108D
JOUR 590 Directed Research 1
  London 226-21155D
  Cape Town 420- 21156D
  Hong Kong 099-21158D

Strategic Public Relations - Graduate Internship in the United Kingdom, China or South Africa

Strategic Public Relations master’s degree students may spend eight weeks at internships in London, Hong Kong or Cape Town during the summer following their first year of graduate study at USC. Students apply in the fall semester of their first year. From mid-May to mid-July, they enroll in JOUR 540 International Journalism Seminar I and JOUR 590 Directed Research while working full-time at internships with prominent public relations organizations. For more information, contact Annenberg Career Development and International Programs at (213) 821-2717, email ascintl@usc.edu and refer to annenberg.usc.edu/international.

Program dates: May 11 - July 13 (London); May 13 - July 25 (Cape Town); May 27 - July 27 (Hong Kong); Shanghai will not be offered in 2013.
Total number of units: 4

Enroll in one section in each of the following courses:
JOUR 540 International Journalism Seminar I 3
  London 226-21105D
  Cape Town 420-21106D
  Hong Kong 099-21108D
JOUR 590 Directed Research 1
  London 226-21155D
  Cape Town 420-21156D
  Hong Kong 099-21158D

Communication, Public Relations and Journalism - Undergraduate Summer Study in London, Paris and Prague

The International Communication Studies (ICS) program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to study a range of approaches to public communication and media across Europe.

Students divide the five-week course into stays in Los Angeles, London, Paris and Prague. In addition to regular class meetings, students discuss the interplay of current world issues and international media practices with communication practitioners from international news and public relations media, government institutions, private industry and global organizations.

Students enroll in JOUR 482 Comparative Media in Europe. For further information, contact Annenberg Career Development and International Programs at (213) 821-2717, email ascintl@usc.edu and refer to annenberg.usc.edu/international.

Program dates: June 10 - July 13
Total number of units: 4

All students enroll in:
JOUR 482 Comparative Media in Europe 4 099-21050D

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

International Summer School in Cambridge, England

The International Summer School in Cambridge, England, offers students an excellent opportunity to study British literature, history, economics, poetry, arts and government and to examine the background of modern Britain and Britain’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. Students live in Cambridge Colleges and have the opportunity to visit and appreciate some of England’s major historic sights. Cultural excursions will be arranged to further enhance awareness and understanding of English history and culture.

Interested students may apply in January for this annual summer program by submitting written essays and application materials to Korijna Valenti, College Academic Services 200. Students admitted to the program must attend orientation meetings during the spring semester at USC in preparation for the intellectual and cultural environment they will experience in the lectures and specialized seminar courses at the International Summer School.

Students participating in this program must complete two seminars offered through the University of Cambridge Summer School and may earn 4 units of elective credit upon completion of a term paper for each course taken while in Cambridge. Paper evaluation is done by the Cambridge Tutors.

The program is open to qualified undergraduate students in good academic standing. For further information, contact Dean Joan M. Schaefer, Emerita Director of Cambridge Program, Hancock 209D, (213) 740-9346 or Korijna Valenti, Academic Programs Coordinator, Dornsife College Dean's Office, Undergraduate Academic Programs, College Academic Services 200, (213) 740-8555.

Program dates: July 8 – August 2 (four-week program)
Total number of units: 4 units of elective credit

Chinese — Beijing, China

The East Asian Languages and Culture Department operates the USC Chinese Summer Program in Beijing. This program gives students the opportunity to improve their language skills, learn about China's culture and history, and gain valuable international experience by living in one of the world's most rapidly progressing cities. Students complete one level of Mandarin during the four-week program or two levels of Mandarin during the eight-week program. All students receive USC course credit and can seamlessly transition to the next level of Chinese upon their return to USC. Smaller class sizes provide greater personal attention and enable students to improve their Mandarin ability even more quickly. In addition to daily classes, the curriculum includes one-on-one speaking sessions with trained local teaching assistants. Homework consists of useful assignments like interviews with locals to improve speaking skills.

Each week students will go on one or two excursions to see China's most famous attractions, including the Great Wall, Peking Opera and Olympic sites. Excursion fees are included in the program tuition. The co-curricular activities also include language exchange, Tai-Chi class, singing at a karaoke club and more.

The USC Chinese Summer Program in Beijing immerses students in the Chinese language and culture, allowing them to experience a new lifestyle in a completely different part of the world and significantly improve their Mandarin ability.

For further information, contact Dr. Nansong Huang, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Taper Hall 356, at nansongh@usc.edu or visit dornsife.usc.edu/beijingsummer.

Program dates: May 27 – June 21 (four-week program)
Total number of units: 4

Enroll in one of the following courses:
EALC 204 Chinese III 4 764-25350D
EALC 304 Advanced Modern Chinese I 4 764-25354D

Program dates: June 26 – July 23 (four-week program)
Total number of units: 4

Enroll in one of the following courses:
EALC 206 Chinese IV 4 765-25369D
EALC 306 Advanced Modern Chinese II 4 765-25370D

Program dates: May 27 – July 23 (eight-week program)
Total number of units: 8

Enroll in two of the following courses:
EALC 106 Chinese II 4 764-25372D
EALC 204 Chinese III 4 764-25350D
EALC 304 Advanced Modern Chinese I 4 764-25354D
EALC 204 Chinese III 4 765-25374D
EALC 206 Chinese IV 4 765-25369D
EALC 306 Advanced Modern Chinese II 4 765-25370D

East Asian Studies Center - Global East Asia Program in China, Japan and Korea

The East Asian Studies Center’s “Global East Asia” summer international program offers USC undergraduate students an opportunity to study abroad in China, Japan or Korea for a 4-week summer course. Students must successfully complete two language and/or area studies courses related to the country of study prior to being accepted into the program.

Application to the program is required. The summer study abroad course offers students 4 units of upper-division USC credit, an opportunity to study with USC faculty members in an East Asian country and a platform to share their experiences through an outreach activity.

This program is designed to expand undergraduate interest in East Asian studies, and if accepted into the program, students will have all major expenses associated with the travel abroad portion of the course covered, including roundtrip international airfare, basic lodging and meals, local transportation and entrance fees related to the study abroad course. Students are responsible for the tuition.

Program dates: China May 24 – June 23 (four-week program); Japan June 7 – July 7 (four-week program); Korea June 28 – July 28 (four-week program)
Total number of units: 4

EASC 360 Global East Asia 4
  China 099-25801
  Japan 099-25803
  Korea 099-25805
For more information, please contact the East Asian Studies Center at (213) 740-2991 or by email easc@usc.edu.

French — Dijon, France

The Department of French and Italian offers a summer program in the city of Dijon, France, where students have the opportunity to study the French language and culture in a beautiful, culturally rich setting. Dijon is the ancient capital of the former Duchy of Burgundy and is renowned for its lovely old streets, monuments, churches and fine cuisine. The program will be held from June 2 to June 28 and will be centered at the University of Bourgogne.

During the program, students live with families near the city center, which effectively immerses them in the French culture and language. Classes are taught by French instructors from Dijon. In addition, supplementary small group sessions are taught by USC on-site instructors to help students achieve even greater fluency in French.

Cultural visits and excursions are arranged to further enhance awareness and understanding of French history and culture. Opportunities for daily interaction with townspeople and students from other countries will be plentiful. The 4-unit program is offered at the undergraduate level. The cost of field trips is included in tuition fees.

Program dates: June 2 – June 28 (four-week program)
Total number of units: 4

Application deadline: March 1. Applications and other materials may be picked up in the Department of French and Italian, Taper Hall 155. For further information, contact Dr. Colin Keaveney, Department of French and Italian, Taper Hall 155-G, keaveney@usc.edu.

The following courses are offered in Dijon:
FREN 150 French II 4 099-34350D
FREN 220 French III 4 099-34352D
FREN 250 French IV 4 099-34354D
FREN 300 French Grammar and Composition 4 099-34355D
FREN 310 French Pronunciation and Conversation 4 099-34356D
FREN 330 Writing about Literature 4 099-34357D
FREN 490x Directed Research 4 099-34359D

International Relations — Brussels, Belgium

The School of International Relations offers students the opportunity to study and intern for five weeks in Brussels, Belgium. Students take a course on the contemporary issues in European foreign and security policy while interning at an international organization. Students enroll in IR 491x Field Study (4 units), which can be used to fulfill an IR major or IR minor requirement. Students intern full time for the first week, after which their schedule will consist of class in the morning and internship in the afternoon.

This program is open to IR and IR-related majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications for this program are available in VKC 301 and the School of International Relations Website.

Program dates: June 3 – July 5

International Relations — Geneva, Switzerland

The School of International Relations offers students the opportunity to study and intern for five weeks in Geneva, Switzerland. Students enroll in IR 491x Field Study (4 units), which can be used to fulfill an IR major or IR minor requirement. Students attend class in the morning and intern in the afternoon, then intern full time the last week. Different topics will be covered each week of class. Please note the weekly schedule below is tentative:

Week 1: Global Public Goods: Health and Environment
Week 2: Global Migration, Cooperation and Development
Week 3: Global Public Goods: Health and Environment
Week 4: European Experiences in World Perspective

This program is open to IR and IR-related majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications for this program are available in VKC 301 and the School of International Relations Website.

Program dates: June 24 – July 26

Italian — Rome, Italy

The Department of French and Italian offers students the opportunity to study Italian while living in one of the most exciting cities in the world, Rome. No previous knowledge of Italian is required. Students take one intensive Italian language class and enroll in ITAL 499, a two-unit class that will explore the representation of Rome through some of Italian cinema's most emblematic films. Excursions to nearby cities, visits to local museums and sites, and many cultural and social events are planned and included in the cost of tuition.

Students live with an Italian family. The seven-week program is offered at the undergraduate level. For additional information, contact Dr. James M. Fortney, Department of French and Italian, Taper Hall 155H, fortney@usc.edu.

Program dates: May 23 – July 12
Total number of units: 8

Students enroll in one of the following language courses:
ITAL 120 Italian I 4 099-34450D
ITAL 150 Italian II 4 099-34452D
ITAL 220 Italian III 4 099-34453D
ITAL 224 Italian Composition and Conversation 4 099-34455D
ITAL 320 Writing about Italian Literature 4 099-34457D
Students also enroll in:
ITAL 499 Special Topics: Cinematic Rome: Politics, History and Culture 4 099-34459D

Spanish and International Relations — Valencia, Spain

The Departments of Spanish and Portuguese and the School of International Relations offer an interdisciplinary course in the city of Valencia, Spain, where students will be able to improve their Spanish and increase their knowledge of the history, current challenges of immigration, and legal and social shifts toward immigrants. Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and renowned for its medieval streets, Moorish monuments, numerous churches, and Santiago Calatrava’s City of Arts and Sciences. The program will be held at the University of Valencia and will also include either one or two trips to other parts of Spain.

Students will live in a student residence (the Colegio Mayor) within walking distance of the university. Classes will be taught by Spanish instructors from the University of Valencia. In addition, a USC in-residence director will help to monitor the course and assist the students.

Visits to non-governmental organizations that help immigrants (ONGs) and refugee centers as well as other cultural events in Valencia will be arranged to provide students with firsthand experience with immigrants in Spain as well as native residents.

The program is open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students who meet the prerequisites of SPAN 260 or SPAN 261, or by permission of the director of the program. Major and minor credit is available.

Program dates: June 15 – July 12 (four-week program)
Total number of units: 4

Review of applications started on February 1. Applications and other materials may be picked up in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Taper Hall 156. For additional information, contact contact the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at (213) 740-1258 or Dr. Marianna Chodorowska-Pilch by email at chodorow@usc.edu.

Spanish: Problems Without Passports — Havana, Cuba

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a Spanish and discourse analysis course in Havana, Cuba, where students will discover the relationship between discourse and identity through the in-depth study of selected written texts on the geography, economy, history and culture of Cuba, and the documentation of Cuban citizens’ views through the completion of interviews with representatives of different generations. The program will be held at the Centro de Estudios Martianos, and students will live in a hotel within walking distance.

Classes will be taught by Cuban instructors from the Centro de Estudios Martianos and Dr. Gabriela C. Zapata from USC. Dr. Zapata will also help to monitor the course and assist students.

Visits to a variety of cultural and historical sites as well as weekend excursions to other areas of Cuba will provide students with firsthand experience with native residents.

Program dates: June 26 – July 24
Total number of units: 4

The program is open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students who meet the prerequisites. Major and minor credit is available.

Review of applications started on January 30, 2013. Applications and other materials may be picked up in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Taper Hall 156. For additional information, contact the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, (213) 740-1258, or Professor Gabriela C. Zapata, Taper Hall 156N, gzapata@usc.edu.

Spanish — Madrid, Spain

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese hosts a seven-week program in Madrid. Students improve their knowledge of Spanish language and culture and earn eight units of credit while living in one of Europe’s most exciting cities. They take two courses, live with a Spanish family, attend lectures in Madrid’s museums, visit the Basque Country and take day trips to the monastery of El Escorial and the historical cities of Córdoba, Segovia and Toledo.

Courses are held Monday through Thursday.

The program is open to qualified undergraduate students who meet the prerequisites. Major and minor credit is available. For additional information, contact the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, (213) 740-1258.

Program dates: May 25 – July 12
Total number of units: 8

Enroll in two of the following courses:
SPAN 260 Advanced Spanish: Arts and Sciences 4 099-62208D
SPAN 261 Advanced Spanish: Society and the Media 4 099-62204D
SPAN 311 Advanced Spanish Through Contemporary Issues: Oral Emphasis 4 099-62218D
SPAN 341 Advanced Conversation and Culture 4 099-62232D
SPAN 465 Cultural Perspectives of the Iberian Peninsula 4 099-62360D
SPAN 490x Directed Research 4 099-62368R