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途西教育大学讨论课

(2014-05-25 17:38:07)

途西教育大学讨论课

收到多份录取通知,你也做出了选择,还向目标学校付了定金。恭喜你即将赴美深造!但是,你自信能应付美国大学的学习内容吗?

 

几乎所有美国大学都为大一学生设计了讨论课程。此类课程旨在提高顶尖美国大学生的批判性思维和写作能力,其主要特色是重读写,平均每周要求阅读150页、写作25页的指定题目论文。虽然这只是你大一第一学期的其中一堂课,但你至今的学术能力是否足以迎接这样的挑战呢?

 

秉承上述大一讨论课的精神,途西教育开发了一套独家课程,旨在帮助即将迈进大学校园的高三学生成功完成即将在大一阶段面临的各类繁重的读写及讨论任务。这绝是一般的英语提高课程!这是一套吸取了众多美国高等院校(包括但不仅限于普林斯顿、达特茅斯、威廉姆斯学院、乔治城大学、圣母大学和纽约大学)课程精华的学术课程;选课的同学会在课堂上分析经典文学作品,并同时结合社会现象进行讨论。

 

系列课程(包括3个独立课程)纵览

小说与科学: 科技、哲学、社会

 

1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley/《弗兰肯斯坦》作者:玛丽·雪莱,1818年;课程会通过阅读社会学和人类学经典篇章来理解弗兰肯斯坦的怪人是如何反映雪莱生活时期的某些社会问题,并由此反思在当今瞬息万变的科技环境中现代怪物出现的渊源。

526-613

教师:Hanna Pickwell

 

2. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?/《机器人会梦到电子羊吗?》作者:菲利普 K·迪克,1968年;这本现代经典作品是美国著名电影银翼杀手著作原版,本书讨论的话题包括人类以及科技进步能否使感知和机器合二为一等。

623-711

教师:Nicholas Allphin

 

3. The Time Machine/《时间机器》,作者:赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯1895年;著作发明了时间机器这个表达,课程主要讨论真实和讲故事的关系,对进步的定义,以及不受约束的创新。

714-81

教师:Tim Calder

 

每个独立课程包括16个小时的课堂教授时间;每个班最多容纳16位学生。欢迎各位高三同学跟途西一起体验真正的大学讨论课程,不要错失这个机会,不要输在新的起跑线上!

 

垂询电话180-0129-8321

 

教师简介:

Hanna Pickwell (毕炜) 获科尔比学院文学学士学位,专业为人类学与中文。毕炜是一名热情洋溢的跨文化教育者,有和美国学生、中国学生的合作经验。她在约翰斯霍普金斯-南京大学中美文化研究中心(Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies)进行过一年的研究生学习与研究。加入途西之前,毕炜曾为纽约新移民协调各种教育项目,也曾在昆明的一所国际中学教授学术写作,还曾担任专业SATACT辅导教师。Hanna现任途西本科咨询团队顾问,工作地点在北京。

 

Nicholas Allphin (欧作霖) 获佛罗里达州立大学创造性英语写作文学学士学位,和政治学理学学士学位。他热衷于文学和国际关系。在上大学期间,他参与了青年辅导项目,并志愿指导青年娱乐性体育运动。加入途西之前,Nicholas曾工作于瑞典一家教育公司,随后来到中国开始教授英文,学生涉及各个年龄段。他具有TEFL教师资格证和佛罗里达教师资格证,可教授6-12年级学生英文和社会学。Nicholas现任途西英语教育团队的英语课程讲师,工作地点在北京。

 

Tim Calder (田丹增) 获特茅斯学院文学学士学位,专业是东亚研究。本科期间,田丹增曾在北京居住,参加北京师范大学的国外游学课程,他因为学习成绩优秀,获得了表扬。加入途西之前,他参加了新加坡的普林斯顿在亚洲Princeton in Asia Fellow)项目,教授两年的中国古代史。之后,他用了七个月的时间周游亚洲、大洋洲和欧洲。周游期间,他继续对教育的热情,在柬埔寨的孤儿院教授一个月的英语。田丹增现任途西本科咨询团队顾问,工作地点在北京。

 

DUE WEST INTENSIVE SENIOR SEMINARS

 

You have received your college admissions decision, chosen a school, and sent in your deposit. You’re in. But are you really ready for the demands of college-level courses in the US?

 

Nearly all US colleges and universities require that students pass the freshman seminar, a rigorous reading and writing-intensive course. Designed to refine the critical analysis and writing skills of top American students, these courses regularly require upwards of 150 pages of reading and 2-5 pages of focused writing per week (and this is just one of your 4 or 5 classes)! Has your education really prepared you to take on these challenges?

 

In the spirit of the freshman seminar, Due West has developed a unique program of study that prepares graduating high school seniors to succeed in reading, writing, and discussion-intensive college courses. We’re NOT talking about just another English language prep class. Our courses synthesize curricula from elite schools including Princeton, Dartmouth, Williams, Georgetown, Notre Dame, NYU, and others. We challenge students to analyze classic literature and connect it to broader issues that impact society.

 

3-Course Series Overview

Science in Fiction: Technology, Philosophy, and Society

 

1.Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818). We will draw from seminal texts from the social sciences and humanities to understand how Frankenstein’s monster embodies critical anxieties of Shelley’s time, in order to reconsider the origins of contemporary monsters in our changing technological environment.

May 26 – June 13

Instructor: Hanna Pickwell

 

2.Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (1968). The basis for the famous American movie “Blade Runner,” this modern classic examines what it means to be human and if technology will ever progress to the point where the boundaries between sentience and machine converge.

June 23 – July 11

Instructor: Nicholas Allphin

 

3.The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (1895). In this classic that coined the term, “Time Machine,” we will examine themes of veracity and story-telling, definitions of progress, and the potential dangers of unfettered innovation.

July 14 – August 1

Instructor: Tim Calder

 

Each course includes 16 hours of classroom instruction. Classes cap at 16 students. Seize this unique opportunity from Due West to experience the rigor and challenge of real college course work. Don’t risk falling behind before you even arrive!

 

Please call Ms. Mao at 180-0129-8321 for more information!

 

Instructor Bios:

Hanna Pickwell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and Chinese from Colby College. She is a passionate cross-cultural educator with experience working with students in the US and in China. She spent a year in graduate study and research at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies. Prior to joining Due West, Hanna coordinated educational programs for new immigrants in New York City, taught academic writing at an international high school in Kunming, and worked as a professional SAT and ACT instructor. Hanna serves as a Counselor on the Due West College Counseling Team and is based in Beijing.

 

Nicholas Allphin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in creative writing and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Florida State University. He is passionate about literature and international relations. While attending university he was involved in youth mentoring programs, as well as volunteering his time to coach youth recreational sports teams. Prior to joining Due West, Nicholas worked for a corporate education solutions company based in Switzerland, after which he moved to China to begin teaching English to a variety of age groups. He holds teaching certification in TEFL and Florida teaching certification for grades 6-12 English and grades 6-12 Social Studies. Nicholas serves as a Teacher on the Due West English Education Team and is based in Beijing.

 

Tim Calder graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College where he majored in East Asian Studies. Tim lived in Beijing for 5 months as an undergraduate to take part in a study abroad program at Beijing Normal University where he received a citation for outstanding academic achievement. After graduating from Dartmouth, he went on to obtain a Princeton in Asia fellowship in Singapore where he taught Ancient Chinese History for two years at a top local high school. Prior to joining Due West Tim spent 7 months traveling Asia and Europe. During his travels he continued to pursue his passion for education by teaching English at an orphanage in Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia and serving as a counselor for a language study abroad program in Florence, Italy. At Due West Tim is a Counselor on the Undergrad Team.

 

 

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