WESTMONT in EAST ASIA Fall 2016
This is what Westmont education is all about and we want to provide you with a unique opportunity to
experience this holistic learning, living, and loving in an active, integrated community in East Asia.
As you join this opportunity, your learning will be comprehensive in scope, touching your minds,
hearts, bodies, and relationships. You will understand global economic, social, and political processes, develop cross-cultural skills, participate in service learning, and become better equipped as a global citizen to serve your community upon completion of the program. The inter- and cross-disciplinary
courses will help you connect the dots from various disciplines and our focus on cultural immersion in community will enhance your residential learning experience.
Globalization is a fact of life in this fast-changing post-modern world with the increasing interconnectedness of different markets, peoples, religions, and cultures that move beyond national boundaries, aided by technological innovations. South Korea, China, and Singapore showcase such experiences and impacts of globalization both as its active contributors and at times reluctant participants.
We will explore together this theme of globalization in East Asia
through the following courses:
• History of World Christianity (4 units)
• Theology and Economics of Wealth and Poverty (4 units)
• Chinese (Mandarin) Language (4 units)
• Issues in Contemporary Chinese Society (4 units)
These courses fulfill five General Education requirements: Thinking Globally; Thinking Historically; Serving Society, Enacting Justice; Foreign Language; Understanding Society. In addition, they fulfill upper-division elective courses in Religious Studies, History, Economics-Business, and Sociology.
A one-unit orientation seminar in spring 2016 will help you prepare for your semester abroad and a one-unit re-entry seminar in spring 2017 will help you process further and integrate your study abroad experience into your on-campus learning.