2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

China: Its Language and Culture

Summer quarter

Faculty: Lin Crowley media and Chinese Studies

Fields of Study: ethnic and cultural studies and foreign languages

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40025 (12) Full Session; 40026 (8) Full Session  

Credits: 8, 12(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day, Evening and Weekend

Academic Website: http://blogs.evergreen.edu/chinastudyabroad


This unique, study-abroad program allows you to experience China, the second largest economy in the world.  Through a short-term study in Shanghai, a renowned international metropolis, students will participate in a three week summer program at the International School of Tongji University.  The university experience will offer Chinese language classes, insight into Chinese culture: modern, traditional, urban, suburban, and rural life.  In addition, students will travel to Nanjing, known as the Capital City of Ten Dynasties in China's history, and then on to the city of Xian, a treasure house of cultural relics where Qin Shi Huang’s tomb resides, guarded by terra cotta warriors.  Travel continues to the city of Luo Yang, the Cradle of Buddhism and the location of the Shaolin Temple—renowned for its Shaolin martial arts that are so popular in China and the rest of the world—and finally to Beijing, the current capital of China, to visit the Great Wall, National Palace Museum, and the Summer Palace.

All students will travel during first session. Students enrolling for 12 credits will continue to meet during second session to reflect and continue to learn through seminars, readings, and films and through work on video or photo journals documenting the trip.

More information and application procedures are available online at blogs.evergreen.edu/chinastudyabroad or by contacting faculty by April 1.

Maximum Enrollment: 20

Advertised Schedule: Orientation meeting 3-5p, Wednesday, May 25. Study abroad Jul. 5 - Aug. 5.

Required Fees: $2,500 must be paid by Monday, June 6, 2011, for in-country accommodations, travel, and tuition.  Students may arrange their own travel to China or pay an additional required fee for arranged international travel.

Study Abroad: Study and travel in China Jul. 5 - Aug. 7.

Preparatory for studies or careers in: culture studies, Chinese studies, teaching, international relations, media, and global business, trade, or politics

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

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