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


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


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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SJU Summer Program in China

TBC Spring 2011

UNIVERSITY: Saint Joseph’s University

PROGRAM_NAME: SJU Summer Program in China

LOCATION: Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guilin and Hong Kong

PROGRAM_DESCRIPTION: Saint Joseph’s University Center for International Programs welcomes consortium member students to join its 2013 Summer Program in China June 5–July 4, 2013. Students may select from among the following courses taught by SJU faculty: HIS 358: Contemporary History, taught by Dr. James H. Carter; MKT 331: International Marketing, taught by Dr. Feng Shen; and REL 355: Immortals, Ancestors, Ghosts and Gods: Super Humans in Chinese Religion, taught by Dr. Susan Andrews. All students are charged a program fee (airfare, hotels, some meals, entry to sites, emergency medical insurance…) and summer tuition, per class. The application deadline is February 1, 2013 however, our summer programs often fill up well before the February deadline. CIP accepts applications and deposits on a first-come, first-served basis. For course descriptions, application details, and estimated program fee, kindly contact Mary Anne Kucserik at CIP at 610-660-3477 or at mkucseri@sju.edu

PROGRAM__HIGHLIGHTS: The SJU Summer Program is taught and led by its own SJU faculty and is accompanied by a coordinator throughout the 4 week immersion. The itinerary begins in Beijing to historic sites such as Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, Summer Palace and much more! From Beijing, the group continues on to Nanjing University for class (taught by SJU faculty) and additional visits to Suzhou, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guilin/Yangshou and Hong Kong, before returning to the US.

TYPE: Island Program

DATES: June 5–July 4, 2013


ELIGIBILITY: There are no pre-requisites for HIS 358 or REL 355. MKT 331 has a pre-requisite of MKT 101: Principles of Marketing

CREDITS: 3 per class

HOUSING: hotels

COST: Please contact Mary Anne Kucserik at the CIP office at mkucseri@sju.edu

DEADLINE: February 1, 2013

WHERE_TO_APPLY: Please contact Mary Anne Kucserik at the CIP office at mkucseri@sju.edu for materials


Mary Anne Kucserik

EMAIL: mkucseri@sju.edu

PHONE: 610-660-3477

WEBSITE: http://www.sju.edu/int/academics/centers/cip/studyabroad/events.html


The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies

PROGRAM NAME: The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies

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