Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Nanjing, China
- Program Terms: Summer-Embedded
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
This class will introduce students to communication theory and practice developed in ancient Greece and China. Economic globalization and the increased world travel have brought Americans into direct contact with East Asian peoples and their cultures. At the same time, individuals with an East Asian background are making a strong presence in the United States. The urgency to understand East Asian peoples--their cultures, their languages, and their ways of reasoning--is being felt by a majority of Americans. This class will focus on the rhetorical traditions that have grown out of ancient Greece and China. We will not only read ancient and modern texts but also watch movies produced in China and the United States to understand philosophies, literatures, and communication arts in the two world civilizations. The class will have opportunities to interact with college students in China to develop cross-cultural understanding. In this embedded course, students can choose to spend two additional weeks at Nanjing University at the end of the spring semester to further their understanding of Chinese culture and rhetorical tradition for one additional credit. All readings and class discussions are in English.
During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of - information regarding housing not available at this time.
The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department. The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must contact program leader.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer-Embedded||2017||04/15/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Summer-Embedded||2018||08/22/2017 **||Rolling Admission||05/03/2018||05/17/2018|
|NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader Xiaoye You by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.|
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