Published: Nov. 12, 2015

Proposals for summer faculty-led courses in China and surrounding countries are due this Sunday, November 15. 

CU faculty members are encouraged to submit proposals to organize and teach an undergraduate course in China (or China and neighboring countries) in summer 2017 or later. (Note that faculty may propose offering a course AGAIN that has previously been approved and taught OR propose a new course at this time.)

Courses may focus on any topic related to China (or China and its neighbors) in any discipline, but should be designed to draw a diverse audience and encourage greater interest in East Asia among undergraduate students. Maximum use should be made of the location, on-site resources, and connections with local communities. Faculty will receive the normal salary for teaching a summer course in addition to having their expenses paid as part of the program fee. Each course typically accommodates 12 students, and each student will receive a partial scholarship to subsidize participation.

There will be two main areas of faculty responsibility in designing the course: one is academic and the second is logistical. Pre-proposals will be reviewed by CAS for academic quality and relevance to Asian Studies. Logistical matters will be dealt with in the second phase of this competition, which will be managed by the Office of International Education and the Study Abroad Committee.

Pre-proposals should include a draft syllabus for a three-credit undergraduate course, an explanation of how this course meets the goals of encouraging undergraduate student interest in the study of China and Asia, preliminary ideas about location(s) and logistics, a brief c.v., and a letter of support from your department chair for offering the course.

We recently held an information session with CU Study Abroad about Global Seminar opportunities. To see the presentation from that session, please click here.

Proposals must be received by November 15, 2015, to be considered for 2017 or later.

Submit proposals to Danielle Rocheleau Salaz (CAS, 366 UCB;, 303-735-5312).