Individual Interest Project
We have designed this program to allow students majoring in any field to pursue their specific interests as we travel along the Silk Road. We encourage students from all disciplines in the arts, humanities, social and physical sciences to apply.
In 2014 the program is designed to introduce students to China, past and present, through a 4-credit course introducing China and its Silk Road exchanges, and a 2-credit course exploring the connection between travel writing and cultural analysis, examining other Silk Road observers and becoming one of our own.
The program is also designed to offer unique opportunities for students across disciplines. For example, pre-Health students will have the opportunity to visit traditional Chinese and Uigher medical colleges, hospitals and pharmacies, and perhaps to shadow a physician or pharmacist for part of a day. Education students will have opportunities to visit schools in both villages and towns, and to meet college students and professors. Business students will have opportunities to explore the world’s fastest growing economy, to meet business people from small-scale entrepreneurs to managers of multi-nationals or joint ventures. Some students may receive credit for BUSN 250 – International Business.
Students with particular interests should contact the program directors to discuss those interests so we can plan how best to provide opportunities to pursue them.