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Online Courses for Educators

USCI's online courses enable teachers to learn not just about East Asia, but about how they might bring East Asia to their own students.
April 25, 2022

These five-week courses include video lectures and readings that participating teachers review on their own schedule. They engage the materials and each other in our online discussion forum and each week, our lecturer leads a live online discussion. Teachers competing all course requirements are eligible to receive USC continuing education units or completion certificates. (LAUSD salary point credit is available for some online courses.) The courses are part of our partnership with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia and are possible thanks to support from the Freeman Foundation.

Enrolling Now:
June 7-July 5, 2022: East Asian Design - Architecture and Urbanism

Moving across history in time and space, this course will examines the multifaceted architectural and urbanist dimensions of East Asia - from its urban planning concepts and monuments, to construction techniques and aesthetic concepts. It will hone in on some of the most defining epochs in East-Asian history, such as the spread of Buddhism, Colonialism, and the embrace and assimilation of Western Modernism. Going from Japan to China, and Korea to Hong Kong, this course will offer insights into how East Asian culture offers an intellectual counterpoint to the West, and why it is so relevant in our globalizing world.

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Coming Soon:

Understanding Korean Society through Popular Culture

Contemporary China: China since 1949

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