Five-person, interdisciplinary teams, including a Chinese language teacher, from each campus, will attend both the Year 1 and Year 2 Summer Seminars, and each year will be responsible for drafting a core course in Chinese studies that reflects the thematic focus of the Summer Seminar. Over the course of the subsequent fall and spring semesters, teams will refine core course drafts and host briefings on each Seminar’s content for other interested faculty on campus, including adjuncts. Over the three years of the project, teams will also work together to infuse China-focused humanities and social science courses with basic Chinese language instruction materials and will develop a set of at least ten humanities and social science courses infused with significant Chinese content.
Each of the two-week programs will feature over 35 hours of instruction time, including: ten individual lectures and discussions led by relevant, nationally recognized Chinese studies experts in both humanities and social science disciplines; pedagogical sessions aimed at developing strategies for infusing Chinese content into existing core courses in the humanities and social sciences; a targeted discussion of primary source materials useful in a wide range of undergraduate courses and available in both Chinese and English translation; an introduction to Chinese cultural learning resources on line; and an evening series of films and cultural performances. During each Summer Seminar, teams will meet with ASDP staff and the Seminar Director to discuss their curriculum projects and campus goals.