Know What to Expect – Flagship Summer Class Schedule

Upon arrival, you will receive a detailed course syllabus and schedule, but in general you can expect to be in class during the following time periods:

  • 10am – 11:50am (10 minute break in the middle)
  • 1:30 – 3:20pm (10 minute break in the middle)

You will also have a 20-30 min. 1-on-1 session some time in the afternoon or evening, Sunday through Thursday (Friday nights are yours!).
All classes are scheduled to take place in the Croft Institute for International Studies, which is located on the Circle, in the middle of campus.

Here is a link with a map and directions:

The Croft Institute for International Studies: Map and Directions

You can expect to have tests as often as once per week, perhaps even more frequently, and quizzes will be administered daily. In general you can expect to spend 2 hours studying/preparing for each hour of class in order to be prepared and responsive in class. Obviously, if you are not fully prepared and participative in class, you can expect your grades to suffer.

Because of the heavy workload and the risk of falling behind, Flagship students are not permitted to hold part-time jobs or take other classes during the summer sessions in which they are enrolled in Chinese Flagship courses (CHIN 111 and/or CHIN 112).

Flagship students do have SOME time to “unwind” in the evenings and weekends. Many of them use the Turner Center (the main recreational facility on campus) to exercise, and students have been known to organize outings to restaurants and Ole Miss baseball games. For these and other activities, consult the UM Chinese Flagship Facebook page – “Ole Miss Chinese Language Flagship”.