China in Transition
V450/V550 Topics in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
May 18 - June 8, 2013
Experience China’s rapid modernization and growth firsthand at Peking University (PKU), the “Harvard of China.” In classes taught by PKU and IU faculty in English, IU students will learn about modern China’s economic, political, governmental, and public administration systems, and the role each plays in Chinese civil society. Students spend alternating days in class with the instructors and guest speakers and on other days visit public and private organizations, including government agencies, NGOs, and businesses.
- This program will provide students with a view of the rapidly modernizing Chinese economic, political, governmental and public administration systems, and the role each plays in Chinese civil society, from the Chinese perspective. All courses will be taught in English by permanent faculty from Peking University (PKU), in conjunction with IU faculty.
- Students will spend alternating days in class with the instructors and visiting carefully selected sites, including governmental agencies and NGOs. Weekend cultural visits will include the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Summer Palace.
- All instruction is scheduled to take place in classrooms at the newly-built, state-of-the-art School of Government on PKU’s main campus.
Explore China Outside the Classroom
- Great Wall
- Forbidden City
- Summer Palace
- Temple of Heaven
- Tiananmen Square
- Silk Street Market
- Bird's Nest Stadium and Water Cube
Who may apply? This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students in the IU system in good standing and making normal degree progress. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA, and graduate students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
SPEA in Beijing Fact Sheet