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The official policy for excused absences for religious holidays: Students have the right to practice the religion of their choice. Each semester students should submit in writing to their instructors by the end of the second full week of classes their documented religious holiday schedule for the semester. Faculty must permit students who miss work for the purpose of religious observance to make up this work.
Contributions in Class:
Students are expected to participate fully in the discussions throughout the program, and complete necessary paperworkfor travel.
Academic Honesty & Professionalism:
All students are required to be familiar with and adhere to the “Academic Honesty Policy Procedures” delineated in thefollowing website. http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/acadintegrity.pdf ).
Accommodations will be provided to eligible students with disabilities. Please obtain an accommodation letter from theACCESS office and see one of the instructors early in the course to discuss what accommodations will be necessary. Ifyou are unfamiliar with ACCESS, visit their website at http://www.uvm.edu/access to learn more about the services theyprovide. ACESS: A-170 Living Learning Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405. PH: 802-656-7753,TTY: call 711 (relay), Fax: 802-656-0739, Email: email@example.com, Instant Messenger: UVMaccess. General officehours: 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Call to make an appointment.
Hessler, Peter. Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China’s Past and Present. Harper Collins. NY 20062. Yi weili & Ma Xiaodong, Growing Up in the People’s republic: mConverstaions Between Two Daughters of China’sRevolution. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
3. Gao, Mobo C. F..
The battle for China's past:
Mao and the Cultural Revolution.
London: Pluto Press,2008.
Week-by-Week Reading Rubric:
It is expected that students will have read two books prior to departure on June 21, 2012, which will impact the quality oftheir questions during discussions and lectures.
Electronic Submissions/Internet Use:
Students may submit curriculum units via e-mail.
Grading:Complete required Readings and pre-departure planning sessions and discussions (30%)Travel to China and participate in all activities (20%)Maintain a daily journal and write a culminating reflection paper on the program in China and on what theylearned and how they will apply it. (30%)Create a plan for sharing information about China in their local communities. (20%)Description of Class Assignments:
1. Read two books from the Required/Recommended List of Reading2. Write a culminating three-page reflection paper, indicating what has made the most personal impact, whatlearning will be shared with the community, and what activities contributed least to your understanding of China3. Design a plan for sharing what was learned with the community..