2007-2008 College Catalog by Millsaps College

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chinese culture and society this program is an intensive study of china that introduces students to both traditional and contemporary chinese culture and society the course includes readings in archaeology arts history sociology and education site visits to the tomb of the first emperor of qin and his terra-cotta army the forbidden city the great wall of china and tiananmen square help students link present-day china with its past and better understand today’s china particularly its political system through the investigation of china’s feudal and imperial roots by observing traditional chinese architecture arts and village life and visiting suzhou a world heritage site famous for its private gentry homes with traditional gardens and zhou-zhuang a 900-year-old village in southern china famous for its intellectuals and entrepreneurs during the imperial era students come to better understand the characteristics of chinese culture and national character and see how those characteristics have influenced the economic development of china today the interaction between cultural tradition and the demands of a modern economy are further examined during visits to schools in wuhan these visits which include a kindergarten a foreign language school with grades 1–12 and two universities introduce students to china’s education system and enable them to observe the impact of government policies particularly the one-child-per-family policy and the significant role the family plays in children’s academic achievement in wuhan students also meet millsaps graduates teaching english at wuhan institute of technology to discuss the issues of higher education in china and the experience of working and studying in china after millsaps finally by visiting economic development zones in wuhan and the three gorges where china is building the world’s largest dam students will explore the issues related to economic reform in china to see its results in improving living standards as well as its impact on the environment and its implications for the rest of the world the purpose of these visits is to expose students to the complex relationship between economic development the material well-being of the people population size and the preservation of the environment northern ireland queens university the university of ulster and belfast institute for further and higher education students with a gpa of 3.20 or better at the end of the fall term will be invited to apply for participation in millsaps’ direct exchange program in northern ireland students may apply for study for one semester fall or spring or for the full academic year because this is an exchange program participants in this program are able to retain up to 75 percent of their millsaps merit-based awards one nominee is chosen by millsaps college and submitted for final consideration to the methodist board of higher education and ministry final selections are made by the board positions are offered at queens university www.qub.ac.uk the university of ulster www.ulst.ac.uk and belfast institute for further and higher education www.belfastinstitute.ac.uk with few exceptions students may choose to pursue any course of study offered by the universities these are outstanding schools and competition for these spaces is keen application forms are distributed in late november and are due back by the middle of january each year 67