Digby Wren – SICNU Fall-Winter 2020-2021 （在线授课）
Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia) Visiting Scholar at Sichuan Normal University Chengdu China (SNU) and visiting lecturer at Soochow University Taipei Taiwan, teaching Academic Research and Writing, Intercultural Understanding, Communications and Media, and International Relations. Current research activities include China's Belt and Road Initiative, China Australia Relations, Geo-economics and Geo-politics and International Education Partnerships.
A contributor and commentator for China International Radio (CRI), China Plus website and App and CGTN, Digby has enjoyed a 25 year career in Media and Communications winning many awards and working for leading corporations and government.
For the online classes Digby will be introducing students to three areas of Academic study.
1.Academic English with an emphasis on oral skills and research presentation.
Mon 10:00-12:00 （Digby class one）
Mon 14:00-16:00 (Digby class two)
2.Intercultural Understanding with a focus on critical thinking, analysis of new media and emerging entertainment platforms and globalisation trends.
Tue 10:00-12:00 (Digby class three)
3.Politics and history study zooming in on the Belt and Road, global connectivity and China’s increasing importance in globalisation, climate change and industrial digitalisation and digital industrialisation.
Wed 10:00-12:00 (Digby class four)
Wed 14:00-16:00 (Digby class five)
Jeffrey Soden – SICNU Fall-Winter 2020-2021 (线下授课）
Jeffrey is systems programmer (retired) from the county of alameda ( California)with 32 years of service. Trained by IBM, Microsoft (Apple), Wang, etc. He has worked in all areas of computing. During this time He studied various Languages (besides COBOL, Java etc.) Such as Hindi,Sanskrit, MalayHindi and has traveled to over 15 countries. Also Contributed to the writing of over 19 booksAfter Moving to Chengdu He was offered a position here SiNU teaching Oral English because of his language skills, and has been teaching in the international studies department for eight years.
Jeffrey has been a Photographer since he was young. Shooting both film and digital. In fact He still wash his own film while processing digital images on his computer.He got involved with the technical side because of his computer background and his interest in all things light related.
Jeffrey will be offering two courses
1.Oral English with an emphasis on Intercultural understanding. Through cultural discourse we will strengthen Oral skills primarily in regard to listening skills and pronunciation.
Mon 9:00-11:00 (Jeffrey class one) Room 7-506
Mon 3:00-5:00 (Jeffrey class two) Room 7-506
Wed9:00-11-00 (Jeffrey class five) Room 7-506
2.Photographic technology ( understanding how cameras work and how we got to where we are today) The focus of this course is how a cameras functions, what it does with images and how it processes them. How cameras developed from the camera obscura to today. A secondary focus will cover what makes a good photograph, how to improve your images. This includes how understanding the technology affects your images.
Tue 9:00-11:00 (Jeffrey class three) Room 7-506
Tue 3:00-5:00 (Jeffrey class four) Room 7-506