(formerly known as the DEVS-Fudan Semester Abroad in Shanghai)
Participants in this program will investigate a rich combination of topics—Shanghai and globalization, culture and history of China—as well as practical hands-on research experience. There may be opportunity for Chinese language training tailored to the needs of English speaking students. Courses will be taught in English by Professors from Fudan University. Students who successfully complete this program will receive 15.0 Queen’s units. In addition to academic requirements, this program will require enrolment in the Queen’s Emergency Support Program and pre-departure orientation. Students are required to register in the following courses (all of which must be completed):
DEVS 430/3.0 Introduction to Modern Chinese History and Culture
An interdisciplinary course consisting of modules on Chinese history, politics, culture and economy taught at Fudan University in Shanghai. The course will provide Queen's students with a basic understanding of the key contemporary political, cultural, social and economic developments. Fall term
DEVS 431/6.0 Shanghai and Globalization
Examines Shanghai’s place in an era of globalization, with emphasis placed on the interrelationship between development theory and current changes in China. This course includes both Queen’s and Fudan students in an integrated classroom, thus exposing both groups of students to different ways of thinking, facilitating an intercultural exchange.
LLCU 432/6.0 Field Research Practicum
This field course provides students with an opportunity to conduct field research under the guidance of a Fudan instructor. Queen’s students are paired with a Fudan student and undertake research on an important development/cultural theme, submit a written paper and do a class presentation. The research project will involve at least 10 hours of field work per week for 12 weeks.
Introductory Chinese Language Course (Optional; 3 units)