Courses

Chinese Culture
 
Chinese Art and Culture Course detail

An examination of the cultural background and major visual art forms of China from prehistoric to early modern times.

 
 
Chinese Medicine 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 Course detail

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

 
 
Business & Economics
 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Course detail

The course covers the key phases of doing a startup: evaluating the idea, selecting co- founders, creating a pitch deck, pitching the company to investors, developing the minimum viable product (MVP), the business model and funding. Students will practice dealing with early stage issues that cause the failure of most startups including: deciding roles, alignment, splitting equity and company valuation.

 
 
Business Ethics 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 Course detail

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

 
 
China in the World Economy Course detail

Focus on China's economic relations with the rest of the world and examine China's trade and foreign investment during the reform era (1978-present).

 
 
Introduction to International Business 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.

 
 
Artistic Expression
 
Introduction to Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu) 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!

 
 
Film and Communications
 
Discovering China Through Film 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.

 
 
History
 
Pre-Modern Chinese History Course detail

The traditional model of Chinese history demarks the past into dynasties and their cycles of emperors.

 
 
Internship
 
Semester Internship: External Experience in China 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.

 
 
Language
 
Chinese I Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese II Course detail

Comprehensive knowledge of Chinese grammar and essential vocabulary.

 
 
Chinese III 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 Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese Composition and Conversation I Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese Composition and Conversation II Course detail

Chinese courses will be reinforced and advanced to a higher level

 
 
Advanced Chinese II Course detail

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

 
 
Advanced Chinese III 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) 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 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 Fiction Course detail

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

 
 
Philosophy
 
Traditional Chinese Philosophy Course detail

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

 
 
Theology
 
Introduction to Buddhism 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.

 
 
Chinese Culture
 
Chinese Art and Culture Course detail

An examination of the cultural background and major visual art forms of China from prehistoric to early modern times.

 
 
Chinese Medicine 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 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.

 
 
Business & Economics
 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Course detail

The course covers the key phases of doing a startup: evaluating the idea, selecting co- founders, creating a pitch deck, pitching the company to investors, developing the minimum viable product (MVP), the business model and funding. Students will practice dealing with early stage issues that cause the failure of most startups including: deciding roles, alignment, splitting equity and company valuation.

 
 
Business Ethics 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.

 
 
Introduction to International Business 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 Course detail

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

 
FINC 332*, Junior standing
Artistic Expression
 
Introduction to Chinese Martial Arts (Wushu) 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!

 
 
Environmental Science
 
Environmental Sustainability & Science in China 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 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.

 
 
History
 
Modern Chinese History 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.

 
 
Internship
 
Semester Internship: External Experience in China 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.

 
 
Language
 
Chinese I Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese II Course detail

Comprehensive knowledge of Chinese grammar and essential vocabulary.

 
 
Chinese III 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 Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese Composition and Conversation I Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese Composition and Conversation II Course detail

Chinese courses will be reinforced and advanced to a higher level

 
 
Advanced Chinese II Course detail

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

 
 
Advanced Chinese III 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) 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 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 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.

 
 
Philosophy
 
Chinese Ethics and Asian Values 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
Sociology
 
Chinese Society and Religions 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.

 
 
Political Science
 
Sino-U.S. Relations 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.

 
 
Theology
 
Daoism 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
Religions in China Course detail

This course is a survey of various religions in China that may include, not only Confucianism and Taoism, but also Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Manicheism and popular or "folk" religion. The course will consider the function of these various religions in the development of Chinese society and their significance in Chinese civilization from ancient mythology to contemporary practices and developments.

 
 
Business & Economics
 
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Course detail

The course covers the key phases of doing a startup: evaluating the idea, selecting co- founders, creating a pitch deck, pitching the company to investors, developing the minimum viable product (MVP), the business model and funding. Students will practice dealing with early stage issues that cause the failure of most startups including: deciding roles, alignment, splitting equity and company valuation.

 
 
Introduction to International Business 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 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 Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese II Course detail

Comprehensive knowledge of Chinese grammar and essential vocabulary.

 
 
Chinese III 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 Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese Composition and Conversation I Course detail

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

 
 
Chinese Composition and Conversation II Course detail

Chinese courses will be reinforced and advanced to a higher level

 
 
Advanced Chinese II Course detail

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

 
 
Advanced Chinese III 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) 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 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.

 
 
Artistic Expression
 
Discovering the Creative Self in the Asian Context Course detail

This 10-session workshop will use self exploration through reflective writing and group sharing. We examine issues of autonomy and connectedness, compassion and power, determination as well as perspective in the creative process.  The learning is highly experiential, deeply interior and occasionally kinetic. We will develop the practice of regular compassionate self-evaluation. No grades are administered for this workshop.