Experiential Learning (EXLI-SHU)

EXLI-SHU 9301  CITY AS TEXT  (4 Credits)  
Typically offered Fall  
“City as Text” is a rigorous, 4-credit seminar designed to introduce students to the study away environment through an intensive academic program of cultural preparation and local immersion. Through scholarly and journalistic readings from interdisciplinary perspectives, students develop a nuanced understanding of the local, regional, national, and global forces that bring shape to the character of the city. Multiple class sessions take place in locations around the city, such as ports, markets, industrial centers, parks, pedestrian zones, and other points of interest, where students apply direct observation to examine critically formed questions of place, space and identity. Students draw on the city as a primary resource for academic research and critical inquiry and they produce innovative research projects (digital or print) that reflect on the city at the crossroads of local and global identity. Prerequisite: Only study-away Juniors in the GLS program may take this course. Fulfillment: general elective
Grading: Ugrd Shanghai Graded  
Repeatable for additional credit: No  
EXLI-SHU 9302  Experiential Learning  (2 Credits)  
Typically offered occasionally  
“Experiential Learning” is a 2-credit, Pass/Fail course that supports students in the Spring semester as they enter the workplace culture of the city through Community Placements which may include, but are not limited to, volunteer work, internships, or in some cases, independent research. Through class meetings, reflective writing, and individual conferences, faculty guide students to define an independent research project that grows out of the workplace experience, and which reflects a nuanced understanding of how the workplace culture relates to the social and cultural milieu of the city. Pre-requisite: EXLI-SHU 9301 City as Text. Fulfillment: general elective
Grading: Ugrd Shanghai Pass/Fail  
Repeatable for additional credit: No