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GLOBAL CITIES

SPRING SEMESTER IN SHANGHAI

Go Beyond!

Experience Shanghai like the locals do. 

Shanghai is an exhilarating, fast-growing, and culturally rich Global City. With more than 24 million people, 40% of those being foreign-born, Shanghai is one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world. You can enjoy both traditional and foreign cuisine at the many eateries in the city and take part in annual celebrations such as the Wuzhen International Theater Festival.

This immersive study abroad program gives you insight into the significant ways in which Shanghai has been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization. Earn 12-15 credits. 

 

February 14, 2020
thru May 31, 2020
Program Fee: $14,695
Application Deadline November 15, 2019

The Shanghai Experience

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Experience

Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan Shanghai with our My Global City events: discover Shanghai’s hidden SoHo full of craft shops and cafes, marvel at the architecture in the Old French Concession, or go people watching at Nanjing Road pedestrian street.
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live

You’ll live at ECNU’s international dormitories. Enhance your Mandarin skills and opt to room with a Chinese student! Plus, CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support.
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learn

Take contextual courses taught in English or in Mandarin. Note: you are required to take a non-credit survival Mandarin course if you are not competent in the language.
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intern

During your internship you'll acquire real-world professional skills. This is a great way to enhance your classroom experience and your resume! Learn More

Learn About Studying with CAPA in Shanghai

 

CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!

Tuition

Earn 12-18 credits per semester (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted; internships are 3-6 credits). Credits are issued by State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego.

Housing

You will live at East China Normal University (ECNU)’s international dormitories. Through our Language Partner Program, you can opt to room with a Chinese student — a great way to enhance your Mandarin language skills (this option incurs an additional fee).

Local Transit Pass

A local transit pass for Shanghai metro and buses.

Excursions & Activities

Three-day excursion to Beijing, a full-day excursion to Suzhou, and an overnight weekend excursion to Hangzhou. Social events include an arrival reception at a traditional Chinese restaurant and a farewell ceremony.

Internship & Volunteer

Participate in a part-time internship opportunity, earn 3-6 credits and gain valuable skills. Placements are available in English language. Note: 6 credit internship requires you to intern on evenings and weekends.

My Global City

Some events may include: visiting a huge 3-D scale model at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall; discovering the art scene at Tianzifang Arts and Crafts; enjoying a deli-cious Sichuan hotpot dining experience; exploring the architecture in the Old French Concession; relaxing in an oasis of calm in the Yu Garden; taking in the enchanting multimedia display at the famous China Pavilion from the Shanghai World Expo; or visiting historic temples.

24/7 Emergency Support

We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure you have a safe and productive learning experience.

Insurance

As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

Support

The CAPA Shanghai team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations.

spring Courses

Advanced Chinese 3 Credit  

This course is designed for students who already have completed an intermediate level of Chinese language and can communicate in Mandarin about most daily topics without much difficulty. Students will continue to improve their Mandarin levels in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a collaborative learning environment to master the strategy of communication and expression; develop a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and society; and have opportunities to practice their language skills both in class and in real life situations.

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SHGH CHIN 3310

Advanced Chinese 6 Credit  

This course is designed for students who already have completed an intermediate level of Chinese language and can communicate in Mandarin about most daily topics without much difficulty. Students will continue to improve their Mandarin levels in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a collaborative learning environment to master the strategy of communication and expression; develop a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and society; and have opportunities to practice their language skills both in class and in real life situations.

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SHGH CHIN 3311

China's Macroeconomic Impact  

This course will introduce the macroeconomic impact of China, the world’s second largest economy and leading exporter in commodities. Students will investigate positive and negative impacts of China’s economic rise; analyze the reactions of other countries to China’s emergence as an economic superpower; develop an understanding of how and why China has been transformed economically over the past three decades; and participate in discussions on such topics as China's macroeconomic development, industrial structure, trade pattern, economic imbalance, and worldwide impact.

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SHGH ECON 3368

Elementary Chinese 3 Credit  

This course, designed for students without previous knowledge of the Chinese language, will introduce the fundamentals of pronunciation, oral expression, reading, comprehension, and writing, with the greatest focus on spoken Mandarin. Students will develop basic Mandarin skills to communicate simple expressions in conversation with native speakers; skilfully use Pinyin; develop an understanding of elementary grammar and structures; and explore Chinese culture and society while learning the language, with opportunities to practice in class as well as in real life situations.

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SHGH CHIN 1110

Elementary Chinese 6 Credit  

This course, designed for students without previous knowledge of the Chinese language, will introduce the fundamentals of pronunciation, oral expression, reading, comprehension, and writing, with the greatest focus on spoken Mandarin. Students will develop basic Mandarin skills to communicate simple expressions in conversation with native speakers; skilfully use Pinyin; develop an understanding of elementary grammar and structures; and explore Chinese culture and society while learning the language, with opportunities to practice in class as well as in real life situations.

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SHGH CHIN 1111

Global Internship Course, Shanghai 3 Credit  

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills; contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally; and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

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SHGH INTP 3347

Global Internship Course, Shanghai 6 Credit  

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills; contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally; and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.

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SHGH INTP 3348

Global Issues in China  

This course is based on the combination of domestic politics and foreign relations. It not only pays attention to the development of China's domestic politics but also focuses on China's foreign relations. It not only sheds light upon the secrets of China's successful development in the past 40 years, but also reveals the road of China's further development in the future. It not only pays close attention to the security hotspots around China, but also in general unveils the fundamental characteristics of China's foreign strategy, especially the formation of China's peaceful development, the new type of international relations and the concept of global community of common destiny. Also the course is designed to introduce the important role China plays in a global context and to help students understand Chinese perspectives on global issues that affect the world today. (Pending SOR Approval)

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SHGH PSCI / COMM 3308

Global Workforce Management  

This course provides an integrative framework for understanding the business and legal challenges that are associated with effective workforce management around the world. As more and more companies try to leverage the benefits of a global labour market, it is critical to understand the challenges that managers must deal with as they try to coordinate work practices across country settings and prepare individuals for global assignments. Toward that end, we will examine how international labour markets compare in terms of labour costs, labour supply, workplace culture, and employment law.

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SHGH BUSN 3378

Globalization and Urbanization  

This course will analyze China’s rapid urban transformation over the past six decades. Students will develop a critical understanding of China’s urbanization, social-spatial restructuring and the associated processes, forces, uniqueness, global impact, and complications, such as migration, citizenship and assimilation, urban land and housing issues, urban inequality and social discontent, and environmental issues; as well as assess the impact of socialist ideology, institutions, and globalization on Chinese urbanization.

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SHGH URBS 3345

Intermediate Chinese 3 Credit  

This course is designed for students who already have completed an elementary level of Chinese language and can have basic daily conversations in Mandarin. Students will continue to improve their Mandarin levels in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a collaborative learning environment; deepen their ability to communicate on topics surrounding daily life; gain insight into the historical and contextual background of the language; develop a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and society; and have opportunities to practice their language skills both in class and in real life situations.

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SHGH CHIN 2210

Intermediate Chinese 6 Credit  

This course is designed for students who already have completed an elementary level of Chinese language and can have basic daily conversations in Mandarin. Students will continue to improve their Mandarin levels in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a collaborative learning environment; deepen their ability to communicate on topics surrounding daily life; gain insight into the historical and contextual background of the language; develop a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and society; and have opportunities to practice their language skills both in class and in real life situations.

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SHGH CHIN 2211

International Finance  

This course will explore the topic of international finance and the fact that, in a globally integrated world, it has become imperative to trade, invest, and conduct business operations internationally. Students will analyze opportunities and risks associated with international finance; examine theoretical concepts of finance and their adaptation to the international context; develop an understanding of historical perspectives and foundations of international finance, foreign exchange markets, exposure management, and financial management of a multinational firm; and investigate the impact of current economic and political developments on international finance.

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SHGH BUSN 3373

International Marketing  

This course will explore terms, concepts, and theories of marketing in the international context, as well as its scope and challenges. Students will examine how global dimensions technology, research, capital, investment, and production impact marketing, distribution, and communication networks; gain insight into the increasingly interdependent global economic and physical environment and its impact on international marketing; analyze current international marketing issues and their implications; and develop an understanding of how companies develop strategic plans that are competitive to survive and succeed in global markets.

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SHGH BUSN 3372

Introduction to Chinese Civilization  

This course will introduce multiple sociocultural aspects of China as an old civilized country undergoing a critical economic and political transition. Students will examine the roles of both tradition and modernity in China, and build links between the two through comparisons and connections; develop a diversified vision of China’s development; explore key topics concerning China's change in both ideological and material spheres; and gain greater insight into the country’s history, people, society, culture, political structure, urbanization, and a variety of current issues.

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SHGH HIST/ANTH 2258

Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy  

The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the main philosophical traditions in China: Confucianism, Mohism, Legalism, Daoism, and Buddhism. Through lectures, discussions, and reading select primary and secondary sources, students will explore how key beliefs, doctrines, and practices were established and developed; examine the general character of Chinese culture; and develop an understanding of the impact of Chinese philosophical traditions on people's lives today.

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SHGH PHIL 2259

Issues in Contemporary Chinese Society  

This course will examine issues in contemporary Chinese society. Students will explore common topics such as guanxi and face, collectivism, and family-centered culture, as well as others most likely associated with the enormous social change of the past three decades, such as the emerging civil society, ongoing sexual revolution, and increasing social polarization; critically analyze change and continuity in contemporary China in relation to local factors and global forces; and develop a deeper understanding of the complexity of Chinese society, historical changes, and cultural diversity.

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SHGH SOCY 3365

Modern Chinese History  

This course will introduce the history of Modern China from the Qing Dynasty to the present. Students will develop an understanding of the continuities and changes that help shape Chinese society and the Chinese nation today and explore the history of Modern China, segmented into three main topics: the Qing Dynasty and the final collapse of the old empire; the Chinese Revolution in both the Nationalist and Communist phases; and the legacies of the Chinese Revolution post 1949.

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SHGH HIST 3356

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