2015 SJU Summer Program in China

SJU Summer Program in China

Study & Travel in: Beijing, Nanjing, Yangshuo, Guilin, Shanghai, Suzhou

Dates: June 25-July 24, 2015

Courses:

HIS 358 Contemporary China with Dr. James Carter

Course Description: The history of China since 1976. Major topics covered will be the death of Mao and the end of the Cultural Revolution; the opening of relations with the United States; Deng Xiaoping’s rise; opening and reform; China’s “economic miracle”; the one-child policy; the 1989 democracy movement and its aftermath; China’s challenging rise as a global economic and political power; the environmental challenge accompanying China’s economic development; and the Communist Party’s strategies and tactics to maintain power.

MHC 221/MHC 655 Workforce Diversity with Dr. Lucy Ford Course Description: Managing diversity is becoming increasingly important to contemporary organizations and is likely to become even more critical in the future as the population and workforce become even more heterogeneous, and organizations increasingly do business across the globe.  As these changes occur, a strong emphasis is being placed on inclusion in the workplace as a moral imperative and as a business competitiveness issue.   Managing an inclusive environment means creating a workplace that respects and embraces differences, recognizing the unique contributions that individuals from all walks of life can make, and creating a work environment that maximizes the potential of all employees. A key element in driving inclusion is being open, aware and committed to integrating diversity into the business. It is important that every perspective, viewpoint and idea is welcomed, shared and considered. An effective inclusion initiative equips every employee and manager with knowledge and tools for becoming a mindful member and effectual leader of diverse teams. With that said, immersion into a foreign culture is an ideal opportunity for students to develop openness, awareness, and commitment to inclusivity.

Language of Instruction: English Credits: 3 credits per class Cost: Please contact Lindsey Martin at the Center for International Programs (lmartin@sju.edu) Deadline: February 1st, 2015 Where to apply: http://internationalprograms.sju.edu

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Lindsey Martin Coordinator for Study Abroad Center for International Programs Saint Joseph’s University 5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131 T: 610.660.3461, F: 610.660.1697 Web: internationalprograms.sju.edu
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