East Asian Languages and Cultures | Overseas Study Tour
E497 | 9551 | Watt
Permission of Instructor required. Only those who have applied,
been approved by Professor Watt, and paid the deposit will be
authorized for this course. See application instructions at the
bottom of this course description.**
The Kelley School of Business and the East Asian Studies Center have
received a grant from the Freeman Foundation to offer a course for 3
credit hours and conduct a study tour on international business and
culture in Japan next spring. This course, which will be listed as
BUS D496 Foreign Study in Business and cross-listed as EALC E497
Overseas Study Tour will be team taught on Thursday evenings in the
spring by Professor Peggy Hite of the Business School and Professor
Yasuko Ito Watt of the Department of East Asian Languages and
Culture. The course will include a mandatory 10 day study tour to
Japan over Spring Break. Students in the Kelley School should
apply to the School of Business; students in the College should
apply to the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. E497
is for College of Arts and Sciences majors, and will count towards
the College Arts and Humanities and Culture Studies (list A)
The class will be project and discussion oriented. The first part
of the semester will be spent getting ready for the trip to Japan
(Tokyo). The course will focus on history, basic Japanese phrases,
and culture as well as the major industries and companies of Japan.
Then the class will visit Japan over spring break. While in Japan
you will visit historical and cultural sites as well as visit
companies and important commercial areas in Tokyo. Upon return to
IU, the class will debrief its experiences and students will prepare
their reports and projects for presentation.
The Freeman Foundation grant will provide round trip air fare for
students and a small subsidy for hotel and in-country expenses. Due
to the funding from the Freeman foundation, regrettably this
opportunity is for American citizens only at this time. Students
will be responsible for expenses in Japan, which will amount to
approximately $100/day for food, housing, and local transportation.
There will be a required, non-refundable deposit of $700 upon
acceptance of application .
To apply, EALC students must be in good academic standing (3.0 GPA
minimum), and must be a Japanese major or minor, or an East Asian
Studies major or minor.
Students seeking additional information should attend an Information
Session on Wednesday October 1 at 6:00 pm in Room BU 321.
Applications will be available at the Information Session.
The application deadline is October 15. Applications are also
available at the Information Window in the Business School and may
be turned in to Tammy Orahood, Manager of Undergraduate
International Programs in BU 224 (or at the front window). Students
should be prepared to interview for this opportunity.