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China's Globalization in Shanghai

April 23, 2008
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CET launches a new program in China! Starting in Fall 2008, this semester or summer program provides students with a general foundation in Chinese language and modern Chinese history, while targeting the specific areas of economics, politics and international relations through specialized classes, internships, activities and field trips.

The program's capstone course, History of Shanghai in the Modern Era, grounds students in their environment and gives them the tools to research and understand their new surroundings. Electives in economics, international relations and political science further students' learning about China's role in globalization. Courses are taught in Chinese and English.

Students with at least three semesters of previous Chinese language study are eligible for the program's Internship Track, where they will intern at an organization or company that specializes in an area of particular interest to them. CET's well-known Chinese language classes and innovative activities round out this exciting new program!

Curriculum Overview:

CETs China's Globalization in Shanghai program provides students with a general foundation in Chinese language and modern Chinese history, while targeting the specific areas of economics, politics and international relations through specialized classes, internships, activities and field trips. The program's capstone course, History of Shanghai in the Modern Era, grounds students in their environment and gives them the tools to research and understand their new surroundings. Chinese language classes help students further that understanding and electives in economics, international relations and political science target learning about China's role in globalization. All Chinese language courses are taught in Chinese. History of Shanghai in the Modern Era and all electives are taught in English.

While there is no language prerequisite for this program, students with at least three semesters of previous Chinese language study are eligible for the program's Internship Track, where they will intern at an organization or company that specializes in an area of particular interest to them.

NOTE: This is a rolling admission program and study terms are available for Fall, Spring, and Summer.

More information is available at this link.

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Events

October 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Lenora Chu, whose new book explores what takes place behind closed classroom doors in China's education system. Chu’s eye-opening investigation challenges assumptions and considers the true value and purpose of education.

October 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and USC Shoah Foundation present a screening of the film Above the Drowning Sea, the story of the dramatic escape of European Jews from Nazi-controlled Europe to Shanghai on the eve of World War Two. Followed by a panel conversation.