PHIL/THST/ASPA/HNRS 398 (3 credits)
Summer 2015 (May 9 - May 31)
Cost: lab fee ($750) includes international and domestic airline tickets, lodging, admission fees, transportation, most meals, and more.
Take classes and do research projects with Chinese students.
Experience China’s historical monuments, temples and monasteries.
Visit Beijing for 4 days, 2 days in Qufu (hometown to Confucius), and Guangzhou for 2 weeks
Join us on this wonderful trip. It is truly an experience of a lifetime!
No Chinese required!
Please contact Dr. Robin Wang firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Ancient yet constantly changing, China is a fascinating and dynamic country. As China opens itself up to the modern West, there is new interest in intercultural exchange and inter-religious dialogue. This course, Philosophy and Religious Rituals, is designed to bring Chinese and LMU students together for an intensive yet rewarding two-week course that combines lecture, discussion, and field experience by investigating religious rituals from Christian and Chinese traditions.
The class will focus on two main activities each day. Each morning session is dedicated to one particular topic. After a one hour lecture by a faculty participant, the LMU and Chinese students will break into small groups of five or six students each for discussion. After forty minutes of exchange, the whole class assembles and each group makes a short oral report.
The afternoon session consists in visiting religious sites in Guangzhou, including Buddhist and Daoist monasteries, Sacred Heart Cathedral, and a Protestant church. Each student will write a joint report with a Chinese classmate for a final assignment.