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Drake to hold informational sessions for 2010 China seminar

November 16, 2009
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MEDIA CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu


Drake students and interested members of the community will have the opportunity to learn more about a summer seminar in China at three informational sessions this week. 

The sessions will be held in room 343 of Olin Hall, 1344 27th St., on the following dates:                
  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 3-4 p.m. 
The seminar, titled "Considering China Today: Reading Its Past and Future in the Present," is a three-week, six-credit course focusing on contemporary Chinese culture and the effects of global change in China. 

Community members may enroll as auditing students for whom coursework is optional.

The program qualifies as a sociology, psychology and honors class, and it fulfills a multicultural area of interest. 

The trip to China is scheduled from May 24-June 11, 2010. Travel destinations include: Beijing, Tianjin, Dunhuang Grotto and caves, Tibet, Chongqing, Wudang Mountain, Shanghai and Suzhou.  

Participants will have the opportunity to hear lectures from Chinese university faculty, interact with university students and visit with local Chinese families. 

For more information, contact Joseph Schneider at joseph.schneider@drake.edu or Judith Allen at judith.allen@drake.edu.