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iun minority studies

Study Abroad - Shanghai, China

East China Normal University
Council On International Educational Exchange

Instructor: Earl R. Jones, PHD., AM., ASCE

Summer II, 2014---3 Credit Hours

Short Term Course---Arrive July 25, Depart July 31. - 7 days/6 nights, and 5 class sessions on IUN campus

Afro 204, Afro 404—Topics in African American Studies

Shanghai, China--- Course: Urbanization and Transformation

Shanghai is known for its long history of foreign influence, fashion, and economic prowess and aims to become a global financial and shipping hub by the year 2020. With a population of 23 million people, Shanghai has seen massive development over the last two decades, and the new financial district of Pudong is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world.  Shanghai’s urban centers are conveniently connected by elevated light rails, the world’s first commercial high-speed Maglev train, and the fastest-growing rapid transit systems in the world.

Scholarships and Financial Aid Available.

Topics Covered

  • African—Asian Studies
  • Urbanization, Economic Growth, Globalization
  • Chinese Contemporary History
  • Women in China
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Education—Migrant Children and Schools
  • Social Welfare and Policy

Cultural Excursions

Old City God Temple
Chinese Acrobatic Show
Preserved Watertown (Zhujiajiao) visit
Night Cruise in the Huang Pu River

This Course Meets Culture and Diversity Requirements. For Program Information:

Earl R. Jones, PhD.    (219) 989-6704   

Department of Minority Studies