China: Culture, Community and Citizenship
SOC 437 (15 credits)
August 19 - September 12, 2013
Explore the challenges facing China, one of the oldest civilizations with the fastest economic growth rate in the world. Travel and study in China this summer with Western faculty Baozhen Luo and Kristen Parris. You will:
- Gain a global perspective on culture, community, and citizenship.
- Use a case study to learn how citizens, families, communities and governments in China respond to its many challenges focusing on one critical area for social policy: population.
- Examine population issues in China including the culture of son preference, tradition of filial piety, gender ratio, one-child policy, population aging and welfare institutions for disadvantaged people.
- Experience and understand the multifaceted nature of change and continuity in Chinese society today.
- Visit historical and cultural sites.
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Baozhen (“Bow Jen”) Luo
Ph.D. in sociology
Phone: (360) 650-7913
Office: Arntzen Hall 509
Ph.D. in political science
Phone: (360) 650-4873
Office: Arntzen Hall 422