Preparing students to meet the challenges of the next
With over three thousand years of history, Chinese culture has
touched societies throughout the world. China has the world's
largest population and abundant natural and social resources, and
is a major power in tod
ay's global economy. Butler University can help students understand
how the complexity of China's historical
past shapes contemporary Chinese society and culture.
For more information, please visit http://www.butler.edu/china-studies/.
Spring 2013 China Studies Courses:
FL 320 Chinese Civilization
This course is designed to introduce Chinese culture in both
ancient and modern times. We will approach Chinese history by
highlighting philosophical thoughts, literary masterpieces, music,
and paintings of the major dynasties. However, more attention will
be given to the modern period, in which we will cover such topics
as Chinese food and tea cultures, movies, music, business, daily
life, politics, literature, and other forms of art and social life.
The goal of the course is to help students appreciate Chinese
culture, form multiple perspectives and cross cultural senses. The
class will include lectures, films, discussions, presentations,
field trips, response papers, and essays.
Taught in English/ 3-credit hours Tues/Thurs 2:25
- 3:40 pm/counts towards Chinese minor