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East Asia from Origins to 1800

Session(s) date

Session(s) date: 
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 5:00pm to Monday, May 18, 2015 - 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 March to May, 2015. 
Application deadline: We are no longer accepting applications. We will be offering a summer residential seminar at USC, so check back soon!
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 
• Six (6) 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:
• Pre-modern China, Japan, Korea
• 19th century domestic and external changes
• War, revolution, and nation-making
• Economic development and cultural changes
• 21st century challenges and opportunities 
• Relations with the United States
Tentative schedule: 
*All sessions will be held at the USC campus; Monday sessions are 5-8pm, Saturday sessions are 9-3:30pm
**Updated as of 3/3/2015
• ​Session 1:                Monday, March 16
• ​Session 2: ​               Monday, March 23 
• ​Session 3:                Monday, April 6
• ​Sessions 4 & 5:        Saturday, April 18 (lunch will be provided)
• ​Session 6:                ​Monday, April 20
• ​Session 7:                Monday, April 27
• ​Session 8:                Monday, May 4
• ​Session 9:                Monday, May 11
• ​Sessions 10 & 11:    Saturday, May 16 (lunch will be provided)
• ​Session 12:              Monday, May 18
How to Apply: 
Submit the seminar application below or write to  In addition to the completed application form, you will need to submit (via mail, e-mail, or fax):
• A short resume listing your educational and work experience
• A letter from your school principal confirming your teaching assignment
• 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