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Chinese Cultural Studies


Beijing, China

Program Description

The short term (five weeks) JMU & BRCC Joint Chinese Cultural Studies program from Wed., May 14, 2014 to Tue, June 17, 2014 features studies of three courses out of POSC, IBUS -I, HIST391 and CHIN in Wuhan University of Technology. Students in the short term program could take any possible combinations of three courses. Each participant pays supplemental program fee plus registers nine JMU credit hours.

The programs include tours of multiple companies, government agencies, and schools besides tours of cultural and historical sites in the regions. All of participants will tour Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, many other places in Beijing. The four week option will have three days of visits in Beijing after taking classes in Wuhan. The five week option will travel with the 11-week group for about six days and visit Beijing for three days.

These courses in China will contribute to the requirements for Asian Studies Minor.


Ping Wang | | College of Business: CIS


We stay in the host universities' international dorms.  They are air-conditioned with internet connections.  Many dining facilities are nearby our dorms.

Application Process

For this program, students are required to submit the following material(s):

  • JMU Short-Term Application Form

  • A supplemental essay addressing the following question:

    "Why do you want to join the program? What are your goals in China?"

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0.

For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.

Official transcript required for first-semester transfer students and non-JMU students.

Application Deadline


All dates are tentative and subject to change


CHIN 101: Elementary Chinese I (3 credits)

CHIN 102: Elementary Chinese I (3 credits)

CHIN 231: Intermediate Chinese I (3 credits)

CHIN 232: Intermediate Chinese II (3 credits)

CHIN 300: Chinese Grammar and Communication (3 credits)

CHIN 320: Chinese Oral and Written Communication (3 credits)

CHIN 490C: Business Chinese (3 credits)

CHIN 490/CHIN 330: Business and Society in China (3 credits)

HIST 341: Selected Themes in World History (3 credits)

HIST 391: Travel Studies Seminar (3 credits)

POSC 371: Comparative Politics - Modern Chinese Politics (3 credits)