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|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Language Requirement:||None||GPA:||good academic standing|
|Professor(s):||Dr. Yi Sun||Internships:||No|
|Disciplines offered:||Core, History||Accomodations:||Hotel, Residence halls|
|Prerequisite(s):||None||Program Advisor:||Alicia Gonzales - email@example.com|
HIST 364 / HIST 364W - China: A Historical Journey
Summer Program - Traveling Tour
Beijing - Tianjin - Xi'an - Hangzhou - Shanghai
With a population of 1.3 billion people, China is one of the world's oldest and largest continuous civilizations. Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, exhibits its new high-rises which testify to its booming economy, while remnants of Old Beijing still charm visitors from around the world. Xi'an, the eastern terminus of the Silk Road and site of the Terracotta Army is one of the oldest cities in Chinese history. Tianjin is home to China's famous porcelain museum and intrigues with ancient cultural streets. Located at the southern end of the Grand Canal and surrounded by fertile farmlands, Hangzhou has been a significant cultural center for hundreds of years. And bustling Shanghai is an exhilarating, ever-morphing metropolis that isn't just living China's dream, but is setting the pace for the rest of the world.
This summer traveling tour visits these various sites throughout China while students engage in active learning and immersion. For a sample travel itinerary, click here. Please note this itinerary is only a sample and students should consult with the International Center for specifics on the itinerary for their year of interest.
STUDENTS VISITING A TEA FARM
HIST 364 / HIST 364W: China - A Historical Journey
- All students will enroll in the course China: A Historical Journey.
- No required prerequisites
- HIST 364 credit satisfies the "history" CORE curriculum requirement
- HIST 364 can fulfill the "W" CORE requirement upon request. Additional writing assignments will be given.
HIST 364 fulfills a History or International Relations major requirement.
Students with an interest in Chinese culture, history, and politics will enjoy this short-term program. Excursions to historical sites throughout the program give students a greater cultural appreciation and understanding for this rapidly changing society.
This class is designed to provide a sophisticated and interdisciplinary introduction to Chinese civilization and politics. The program follows a three week itinerary that includes Beijing, Xian, and at least two other destinations in China, taking advantage of site tours and local academic experts above and beyond accompanying faculty led discussions and presentations. Students will have an opportunity to witness the changes that have been unfolding in China over the past twenty five years while at the same time appreciating the cultural foundation of the society produced over the course of more than two millennia. Course content will devote substantial attention to Chinese relations with the many countries in its neighborhood and its ever increasing significance around the globe. Ultimately, the class is intended to foster a sense of cultural awareness and understanding of the Chinese historical experience.
Dr. Yi Sun - firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for a bio on Dr. Sun
HOLDING CLASS IN A GROTTO
The housing on this program varies from location to location. As it is a traveling tour, most of the locations include accommodations in double occupancy hotels. Some locations house the students in university residence halls. Additionally, some travel plans require that the students spend the night in sleeper cabins on board overnight trains.
STUDENTS VISITING THE GREAT WALL
Cost for the program is $4,500 and includes 3 units of USD tuition, accommodations, international health insurance, site visits around the city, selected cultural activities and some meals. Not included in the program price are flight tickets, ground transportation to/from airport, Chinese tourist visa, non-program sponsored meals, and spending money while abroad. For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage and click on "summer".
For questions regarding the application process please contact the USD International Studies Abroad Office at (619) 260-4598.