China¿s relations with the outside world, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East.
The unsteady history of the German economy in the Wilhelmine Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the post WWII divided and united Germany.
The institutional architecture of the EU and its current agenda. Weaknesses, strengths, and relations with partners and neighbors. Discussions with European students.
Germany's role in the world economy: trade, international financial markets, position within the European Union; economic relations with Eastern Europe, Russia, the Third World, and the U.S.
Theory and history of mass spectator sports and their role in modern societies. Comparisons with U.S., Britain, and France; the peculiarities of sports in German culture.
Discussions based on short stories, essays and newspaper articles, and academic journal articles. Emphasis on social and cultural issues in contemporary China.
A jump start to the German language, enabling students with no prior German to study at the Berlin Center. Covers GERLANG 1 and 2 in one quarter.
Three quarter sequence. Basic language skills in Mandarin to function abroad.
Continuation of CHINLANG 7. Basic language skill in Mandarin to function abroad. Prerequisite: CHINLANG 7 or consent of instructor
Stages of Chinese cinema from the establishment of P.R. China in 1949 to the present.
How people communicate, what they achieve through their communications, and the social and cultural consequences of these communicative behaviors.
Historical stages, economic and political rationale, and effectiveness of the economic policies and institutional changes that have shaped China¿s economic emergence.