Study Abroad China

African-Asian Studies

Study Abroad - Shanghai, China

East China Normal University
Council On International Educational Exchange

Instructor: Earl R. Jones, PHD., AM., ASCE
Summer II, 2014

Reference: African—Asian Studies

Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies?

Africa's Silk Road: China and India's New Economic Frontier. By Harry G. Broadman 

Africa's Silk Road finds that China and India's South-South commerce with Africa is about far more than natural resources, opening the way for Africa to become a processor of commodities and a competitive supplier of goods and services to these countries - a major departure from its long established relations with the North.

Overseas Study---Arrive July 25, Depart July 31. - 7 days/6 nights, and 5 class sessions on IUN campus
Afro 204, Afro 404—Topics in African American Studies

Offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the course, “Urbanization and Transformation in China,” will include a weeklong trip to East China Normal University in Shanghai, where students will study and live alongside Chinese students in the university’s dormitories.

Made possible in part through a partnership with the Council on International Education Exchange, the course, which begins July 7, will be delivered in three parts: an orientation portion to prepare for the trip, the trip itself from July 25-31, and finally, time in the classroom to discuss the students’ experience and to complete assignments.

  • Afro 204, Afro 404—Topics in African American Studies. 3 credit hours. Undergraduate
  • LIBS D514 Graduate Liberal Studies Overseas Study.
    Topic: China: Urban Transformation and Economic Growth.
    4 credit hours

Shanghai, China- Course: Urbanization and Transformation

Shanghai is known for its long history of foreign influence, fashion, and economic prowess and aims to become a global financial and shipping hub by the year 2020. With a population of 23 million people, Shanghai has seen massive development over the last two decades, and the new financial district of Pudong is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world.  Shanghai’s urban centers are conveniently connected by elevated light rails, the world’s first commercial high-speed Maglev train, and the fastest-growing rapid transit systems in the world.

Scholarships and Financial Aid Available.
Topics Covered

  • African—Asian Studies
  • Urbanization, Economic Growth, Globalization
  • Chinese Contemporary History
  • Women in China
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Education—Migrant Children and Schools
  • Social Welfare and Policy

Cultural Excursions

  • Old City God Temple
  • Chinese Acrobatic Show
  • Preserved Watertown (Zhujiajiao) visit
  • Night Cruise in the Huang Pu River

This Course Meets Culture and Diversity Requirements. For Program Information:

Earl R. Jones, PhD.  Indiana University—Northwest   [[ejones]]    (219) 989- 6704
Department of Minority Studies

Office Hours

Monday ‑ Thurday:
8:00 ‑ 5:00 

Phone Number

(219) 989‑6704

Fax Number

(219) 980‑6579

Email Address

Mailing Address

Study Abroad China ‑ Minority Studies Department
IU Northwest
3400 Broadway
Hawthorn Hall, Room 209
Gary, Indiana 46408