Courses

Artistic Expression
 
Introduction to Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu) THTR 130 Course detail

Compulsory Boxing Swordplay, Form and Will Boxing and Pricking Foot Boxing, 42-Form-Taichi Boxing, 32-Form-Taichi Sword Form, and much more!

 
 
Business & Economics
 
Business Ethics MGMT 341 Course detail

The contention of this class is that all business practices have deep ethical assumptions, which are rooted in the moral presuppositions of our social institutions. The question is not whether or not business has ethical underpinnings and requirements; instead we are interested in what the best way is to understand these ethical ideas.

 
 
Business Finance FINC 301 Course detail

Designed to give students a deeper understanding of the issues managers must consider when making financial decisions.

 
ACCT 201*, ECON 201*, ISOM 241*
International Business IBUS 201 Course detail

This course aims to develop your understanding and appreciation of the strategic thinking and practices required to act internationally and to successfully conduct business with people, business and governments in other countries.

 
 
Chinese Culture
 
Chinese Medicine ASIA 297 Course detail

Examine the concepts behind varying traditions of Chinese medicine and how this set of ideas and practices has been used to meet the ideological, political, as well as medical, needs of various groups.

 
 
Engaging China: Silk Road Trip Course ASIA 297 Course detail

Familiarize yourself with the geography and history of the Qin through Qing Dynasties of China.

 
 
Film and Communications
 
Moving China COMM 239 Course detail

This course offers a unique opportunity for students studying at The Beijing Center to film and document China as it changes virtually before our eyes. Students will ultimately apply their knowledge of China and Chinese culture to produce a 15-minute documentary video in digital format.

 
 
Discovering China Through Film COMM 301 Course detail

Overview and examination of major Chinese films as a means to help students better engage and understand the history, politics, society and economy of China in different decades of the twentieth centry and beyond.

ASIA, INTS, Film & Digital Media Studies, International Film & Media Studies
COMM 100*
History
 
Reform & Revolution in China, 1800-1949 HIST 346B Course detail

This course explores China's attempt to adjust to the complex transformations in its economy, society, politics and intellectual life initiated during the early modern period and transfigured into crisis proportions by unchecked demographic growth. These challenges were heightened and made more acute by the often hostile encounter with first the West and then Japan through the end of World War II.

 
 
Internship
 
Semester Internship: External Experience in China IBUS 370 Course detail

Obtain in-depth knowledge of working in China and of Chinese people by providing you an opportunity to learn from the real Chinese world through working and interacting with the people and organizations.

 
Engaged Learning
Language
 
Chinese I CHIN 101 Course detail

Basic knowledge and skills of Mandarin Chinese in oral communication, reading and writing.

 
 
Chinese II CHIN 102 Course detail

Comprehensive knowledge of Chinese grammar and essential vocabulary.

 
 
Chinese III CHIN 103 Course detail

This course is an integrated course for the student abroad with the middle level of Chinese. Students improve their Chinese language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

 
 
Chinese IV CHIN 104 Course detail

Designed for students who are with intermediate Chinese level (including reading, writing, listening and speaking).

 
 
Chinese Composition and Conversation CHIN 250 CHIN 250 Course detail

Students will be able to address practical topics more proficiently and skillfully

 
College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement
Chinese Composition and Conversation CHIN 251 CHIN 251 Course detail

Chinese courses will be reinforced and advanced to a higher level

 
 
Advanced Chinese II CHIN 252 CHIN 252 Course detail

In this course students will study the first five chapters of Level 2, Part one of Integrated Chinese...

 
 
Advanced Chinese III CHIN 253 CHIN 253 Course detail

In this course students will study the last five chapters of Level 2, Part one of Integrated Chinese...

 
 
Intensive Advanced Chinese (I & II) CHIN 260/CHIN 261 Course detail

Enables students to master advanced-level Chinese language structures, expressive styles, and conventions of communication used in formal situations and academic exchanges.

 
 
Advanced Conversational Chinese CHIN 360 CHIN 360 Course detail

Students will be strong in oral Chinese, know how to talk over social phenomenon with Chinese natives in real life with a good understanding of China.

 
 
Advanced Conversational Chinese CHIN 361 CHIN 361 Course detail

Students will be strong in oral Chinese, know how to talk over social phenomenon with Chinese natives in real life with a good understanding of China.

 
 
Literature
 
Classical Chinese Literature in Translation LITR 290 Course detail

Survey of the classical Chinese literature from ancient time to the fall of Qing Dynasty (1911).

INTS
 
Modern Chinese Fiction LITR 292 Course detail

Introduces selected fictional works by some of the most insightful writers of modern China.

ASIA, INTS
CORE Tier II Literary Knowledge and Experience
Theology
 
Sacred Texts of China THEO 168 Course detail

This class is devoted to the purpose of providing a basis for a basic understanding of Chinese thought.

 
 
Introduction to Buddhism THEO 297 Course detail

Overview of basic Buddhist doctrine, a introduction of the history of its development in India, China and Tibet and a discussion of certain related religious topics, such as religious experience and asceticism.

ASIA, INTS
CORE Tier II Theological & Religious Studies Knowledge
Philosophy
 
Traditional Chinese Philosophy PHIL 191 Course detail

Investigate Chinese ancient philosophy in a way to let its own tendencies be sensed and appreciated.

ASIA
CORE Tier II Philosophical Knowledge
Sociology
 
Peoples of China SOCL 251 Course detail

Introduces China's cultural diversity and unity as a whole.

ASIA, INTS
CORE Tier II Societal and Cultural Knowledge
Business & Economics
 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship ENTR 310 Course detail

Apply the process of innovation through primary and secondary research, and apply a problem-solving process to various business issues.

 
 
Business Ethics MGMT 341 Course detail

The contention of this class is that all business practices have deep ethical assumptions, which are rooted in the moral presuppositions of our social institutions. The question is not whether or not business has ethical underpinnings and requirements; instead we are interested in what the best way is to understand these ethical ideas.

 
 
Doing Business in China BSAD 201 Course detail

This is an introductory course about doing business in China through the perspective of the 36 stratagems.

 
 
International Business IBUS 201 Course detail

This course aims to develop your understanding and appreciation of the strategic thinking and practices required to act internationally and to successfully conduct business with people, business and governments in other countries.

 
 
International Finance Management FINC 355 Course detail

This course examines the international dimensions of financial management. It introduces additional economic and financial opportunities/challenges faced by multinational corporations.

INTS, IBUS
FINC 332*, Junior standing
Artistic Expression
 
Introduction to Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu) THTR 130 Course detail

Compulsory Boxing Swordplay, Form and Will Boxing and Pricking Foot Boxing, 42-Form-Taichi Boxing, 32-Form-Taichi Sword Form, and much more!

 
 
Chinese Culture
 
Chinese Medicine ASIA 297 Course detail

Examine the concepts behind varying traditions of Chinese medicine and how this set of ideas and practices has been used to meet the ideological, political, as well as medical, needs of various groups.

 
 
Engaging China: Yunnan Trip Course ASIA 297 Course detail

Student have an in-depth experience of the ethnological background of the “Minority Peoples” of China. At the same time the excursion provides a general survey of the history and culture of Yunnan.

 
 
Environmental Science
 
Environmental Sustainability & Science in China ENVS 281C Course detail

Understand the science of critical environmental problems, the interconnections between environmental stressors and their impacts, and how practices can be more sustainable.

 
 
Film and Communications
 
Discovering China Through Film COMM 301 Course detail

Overview and examination of major Chinese films as a means to help students better engage and understand the history, politics, society and economy of China in different decades of the twentieth centry and beyond.

ASIA, INTS, Film & Digital Media Studies, International Film & Media Studies
COMM 100*
History
 
Modern Chinese History HIST 347B Course detail

This course introduces students to what happened in China from 1840 to the 1990s. The aim is to learn how the Chinese Empire, with a bright and advanced civilization in ancient times, became a semi-colony of the western powers, and how the Chinese people pushed forward the modernization of China.

ASIA, INTS
CORE Tier II Historical Knowledge
Internship
 
Semester Internship: External Experience in China IBUS 370 Course detail

Obtain in-depth knowledge of working in China and of Chinese people by providing you an opportunity to learn from the real Chinese world through working and interacting with the people and organizations.

 
Engaged Learning
Language
 
Chinese I CHIN 101 Course detail

Basic knowledge and skills of Mandarin Chinese in oral communication, reading and writing.

 
 
Chinese II CHIN 102 Course detail

Comprehensive knowledge of Chinese grammar and essential vocabulary.

 
 
Chinese III CHIN 103 Course detail

This course is an integrated course for the student abroad with the middle level of Chinese. Students improve their Chinese language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

 
 
Chinese IV CHIN 104 Course detail

Designed for students who are with intermediate Chinese level (including reading, writing, listening and speaking).

 
 
Chinese Composition and Conversation CHIN 250 CHIN 250 Course detail

Students will be able to address practical topics more proficiently and skillfully

 
College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement
Chinese Composition and Conversation CHIN 251 CHIN 251 Course detail

Chinese courses will be reinforced and advanced to a higher level

 
 
Advanced Chinese II CHIN 252 CHIN 252 Course detail

In this course students will study the first five chapters of Level 2, Part one of Integrated Chinese...

 
 
Advanced Chinese III CHIN 253 CHIN 253 Course detail

In this course students will study the last five chapters of Level 2, Part one of Integrated Chinese...

 
 
Intensive Advanced Chinese (I & II) CHIN 260/CHIN 261 Course detail

Enables students to master advanced-level Chinese language structures, expressive styles, and conventions of communication used in formal situations and academic exchanges.

 
 
Advanced Conversational Chinese CHIN 360 CHIN 360 Course detail

Students will be strong in oral Chinese, know how to talk over social phenomenon with Chinese natives in real life with a good understanding of China.

 
 
Advanced Conversational Chinese CHIN 361 CHIN 361 Course detail

Students will be strong in oral Chinese, know how to talk over social phenomenon with Chinese natives in real life with a good understanding of China.

 
 
Literature
 
Modern Chinese Literature in Translation LITR 245 Course detail

This course is a survey of the modern Chinese literature from 1918 to the present. It will focus on the fiction, poetry, and essays during the 3 periods (1918-1949; 1949-1976; since 1976) in the 20th Century.

ASIA, INTS
CORE Tier II Literary Knowledge and Experience
Theology
 
Sacred Texts of China THEO 168 Course detail

This class is devoted to the purpose of providing a basis for a basic understanding of Chinese thought.

 
 
Daoism THEO 169 Course detail

Students will study the history and main ideas and practices of Taoism, are introduced to the various schools of Taoist philosophy, and get a feel for what it means to practice Taoism today.

ASIA, INTS
CORE Tier II Theological & Religious Studies Knowledge
Philosophy
 
Chinese Ethics and Asian Values PHIL 192 Course detail

This course offers an overview of the spirit of Chinese ethics, covering sacred and secular as well as intellectual and practical elements.

ASIA, INTS
CORE Tier II Philosophical Knowledge
Political Science
 
Sino-U.S. Relations PLSC 300D Course detail

The goal of this course is to help students obtain, in the context of dynamic history and complex realities of power and ideas, a better grasp of the China-U.S. relations, the most important bilateral relations to China at the present as well as in a large part of her modern history.

 
 
Sociology
 
Peoples of China SOCL 251 Course detail

Introduces China's cultural diversity and unity as a whole.

ASIA, INTS
CORE Tier II Societal and Cultural Knowledge
Chinese Society and Religions SOCL 280 Course detail

This course will explore the contemporary social situation of
China's major religions by reading texts, visiting places of worship and discussing issues with practitioners.

 
 
Business & Economics
 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship ENTR 310 Course detail

Apply the process of innovation through primary and secondary research, and apply a problem-solving process to various business issues.

 
 
International Business IBUS 201 Course detail

This course aims to develop your understanding and appreciation of the strategic thinking and practices required to act internationally and to successfully conduct business with people, business and governments in other countries.

 
 
Chinese Culture
 
Engaging China: Yunnan Trip Course ASIA 297 Course detail

Student have an in-depth experience of the ethnological background of the “Minority Peoples” of China. At the same time the excursion provides a general survey of the history and culture of Yunnan.

 
 
Language
 
Chinese I CHIN 101 Course detail

Basic knowledge and skills of Mandarin Chinese in oral communication, reading and writing.

 
 
Chinese II CHIN 102 Course detail

Comprehensive knowledge of Chinese grammar and essential vocabulary.

 
 
Chinese III CHIN 103 Course detail

This course is an integrated course for the student abroad with the middle level of Chinese. Students improve their Chinese language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

 
 
Chinese IV CHIN 104 Course detail

Designed for students who are with intermediate Chinese level (including reading, writing, listening and speaking).

 
 
Chinese Composition and Conversation CHIN 250 CHIN 250 Course detail

Students will be able to address practical topics more proficiently and skillfully

 
College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement
Chinese Composition and Conversation CHIN 251 CHIN 251 Course detail

Chinese courses will be reinforced and advanced to a higher level

 
 
Advanced Chinese II CHIN 252 CHIN 252 Course detail

In this course students will study the first five chapters of Level 2, Part one of Integrated Chinese...

 
 
Advanced Chinese III CHIN 253 CHIN 253 Course detail

In this course students will study the last five chapters of Level 2, Part one of Integrated Chinese...

 
 
Intensive Advanced Chinese (I & II) CHIN 260/CHIN 261 Course detail

Enables students to master advanced-level Chinese language structures, expressive styles, and conventions of communication used in formal situations and academic exchanges.

 
 
Advanced Conversational Chinese CHIN 360 CHIN 360 Course detail

Students will be strong in oral Chinese, know how to talk over social phenomenon with Chinese natives in real life with a good understanding of China.

 
 
Advanced Conversational Chinese CHIN 361 CHIN 361 Course detail

Students will be strong in oral Chinese, know how to talk over social phenomenon with Chinese natives in real life with a good understanding of China.

 
 
Business & Economics
 
Modern Security Analysis FIN 467 Course detail

With the economic crash of 2008 still ringing in the market's collective ears, the value investing philosophy has never seemed more relevant or sound. But in the 80 years since Benjamin Graham and David Dodd's "Security Analysis" took the investing world by storm, much has changed in the investing environment. Working from the simple guiding principle that "safe and cheap" is the most reliable way to minimize investment risk while maximizing long-term returns, "Modern Security Analysis", taught by Fernando Diz, Ph.D., will develop an investing approach that has made fortunes for many in all economic climates. The bottom-up approach you'll discover looks at companies not merely as aggregates of operational cash flows and earnings - their pure going concern attributes - but also as entities actively involved in wealth-creating "resource conversion" activities. Prerequisite FIN 301 or equivalent.

 
 
Internship
 
Summer Internship: External Experience in China IBUS 370 Course detail

Obtain in-depth knowledge of working in China and of Chinese people by providing you an opportunity to learn from the real Chinese world through working and interacting with the people and organizations.