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Course Syllabus
Title :
--- Institute on Asian Cultures
 Two (2)credit = 30 contact hours
 Brian Nelligan Ed.D
Meeting dates and times:
July 1 July 1!" 201#
Bei$ing" %u&u" 'uning.
Course Description:
This course is designed &or students interested in &urthering in a ractical way their *nowledge a+out ,hina. Through &irsthand e-erience" articiants study ,hinese history" econoy" olitics" education" and culture. or*shos and &ield tris to schools" historical" +usiness and cultural sites are integrated &or an
understanding o& ,hinese society. /eadings are reuired rior to the course. ,reating a lan &or sharing their *nowledge with the counity uon their return &ro ,hina is a course reuireent.
This course is designed &or students to 1) gain a &irst hand understanding o& the culture" including history" olitics" roducts" geograhy" religion and education o& ,hina" through hands on actiities" lectures" and &ield tris to arious cultural" historical" olitical" educational and +usiness sites 2) roide oortunities to discuss their learning in their counities.
Learning Outcomes:
By coleting this course" articiants will
4+tain a
+asic ractical *nowledge o& ,hinese culture
5nderstand the eolution o& ,hinese culture characteri6ed with historical" econoic" olitical" social" and educational deeloent and
E-erience the any cultural grous in ,hina and deelo an understanding o& the iortance o& these inority grous in ,hinese 7istory.
Course Policies!"pectations:
8rogra articiants ust &ul&ill the &ollowing tas*s.a.,olete reuired readings and reare /esonse to Te-t Essays. +.9ttend a &ield tri (trael to ,hina +etween July 1 July 1!" 201#)" andc.rite a re&lection aer and d.Deelo lans and tie lines &or a*ing resentations on ,hina in their local counities.e.:ather resources while in ,hina which can +e used in counity resentations.
Attendance !"pectations:
;tudents will trael in ,hina during the &irst two wee*s o& July" 201#" and roide docuentation o& coleted wor* to the course instructors.
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#eligious Obser$ance:
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:
;tudents are e-ected to articiate &ully in the discussions throughout the rogra" and colete necessary aerwor* &or trael.
Academic %onesty & Pro'essionalism:
 9ll students are reuired to +e &ailiar with and adhere to the <9cadeic 7onesty 8olicy 8rocedures delineated in the &ollowing we+site. htt>>www.u.edu>?ug>g>student>acadintegrity.d& ).
 9ccoodations will +e roided to eligi+le students with disa+ilities. 8lease o+tain an accoodation letter &ro the  9,,E;; o&&ice and see one o& the instructors early in the course to discuss what accoodations will +e necessary. @& you are un&ailiar with 9,,E;;" isit their we+site at htt>>www.u.edu>access to learn ore a+out the serices they roide. 9,E;; 91A0 iing earning ,enter" 5niersity o& Ceront" Burlington" CT 0#0. 87 02!!AA3" TTF call A11 (relay)" Ga- 02!!0A3H" Eail accessIu.edu" @nstant essenger 5Caccess. :eneral o&&ice hours 30a K #30 onday through Griday. ,all to a*e an aointent.
#e(uired readings:
 7essler" 8eter. 4racle Bones 9 Journey Between ,hinaLs 8ast and 8resent. 7arer ,ollins. NF 200!2. Fi weili M a iaodong" :rowing 5 in the 8eoleLs reu+lic ,onerstaions Between Two Daughters o& ,hinaLs /eolution. New For* 8algrae acillan" 200
3. Gao, Mobo C. F..
The battle for China's past:
Mao and the Cultural Revolution.
 London: Pluto Press, 2008.
!lectronic SubmissionsInternet *se:
;tudents ay su+it curriculu units ia eail.
Grading:Complete re(uired #eadings and pre-departure planning sessions and discussions +,./Tra$el to C0ina and participate in all acti$ities +1./Maintain a daily 2ournal and 3rite a culminating re'lection paper on t0e program in C0ina and on 30at t0ey learned and 0o3 t0ey 3ill apply it4 +,./Create a plan 'or s0aring in'ormation about C0ina in t0eir local communities4 +1./Description o' Class Assignments:
1./ead two +oo*s &ro the /euired>/ecoended ist o& /eading2.rite a culinating threeage re&lection aer" indicating what has ade the ost ersonal iact" what learning will +e shared with the counity" and what actiities contri+uted least to your understanding o& ,hina3.Design a lan &or sharing what was learned with the counity.
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6/ Concluding #e'lection Paper 
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