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East Asia’s Dynamic Traditions: Origins to 1800

Session(s) date

Session(s) date: 
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 5:00pm to Monday, May 16, 2016 - 8:00pm
The USC U.S. – China Institute and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) are offering a no-cost professional development opportunity open to all K-12 educators. The course will take place at the USC campus from February to May, 2016.
From left to right: portrait of Qianlong Emperor; a couple in 19th century Korea; Japanese samurai
Application deadline: Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 4pm
Enrollment is limited to 24 participants. Sessions will meet at USC for eight Monday evening sessions from 5:00 to 8:00pm and two Saturday sessions. Complimentary on-campus parking and refreshments will be provided.    
Focusing on helping teachers address the California history, social studies, and language arts standards, we will offer presentations on the history and culture of the region, as well as discuss how East Asian case studies can be used to explore a variety of issues.
  • $250 stipend 
  • Nine (9) USC Rossier School of Education Continuing Education Units (CEUs), processing fee applicable 
  • East Asia-focused resource materials for use in the classroom
*Must complete seminar requirements. Click here for details.
Among the topics covered in the seminar:
  • Chinese philosophy  
  • Classical and warrior Japan
  • Japanese literature
  • Imperial China
  • 19th century Korea
  • Women and modern China
Tentative schedule: 
*All sessions will be held at the USC campus; Monday sessions are 5-8pm, Saturday sessions are 9-3:30pm
Session 1      Monday, February 8
Session 2      Monday, February 22
Sessions 3 & 4      Saturday, February 27
Session 5      Monday, March 7
Session 6      Monday, April 4
Sessions 7 & 8       Saturday, April 9
Session 9      Monday, April 25
Session 10      Monday, May 2
Session 11      Monday, May 9
Session 12      Monday, May 16
Apply in three easy steps:
  1. Submit the seminar application below.
  2. Mail, e-mail, or fax (listed under contact information below)
    • A short resume listing your educational and work experience
    • letter from your school principal confirming your teaching assignment
  3. Mail us a refundable deposit check for $50, made payable to "University of Southern California," to hold your registration; the check will be returned to you at the conclusion of the seminar or mailed back to you should you not be accepted into the program.

Contact Information:
Phone: 213-821-4382
Fax: 213-821-2382

USC U.S.-China Institute
Attn: Asia K-12
3502 Watt Way, ASC G24
Los Angeles, CA 90089