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Political Science Programs
In addition to TCU’s semester, summer and short-term programs, political science students explore the world through global courses.
Beijing & Shanghai, China
May 10th-23rd 2020 with Dr. Carrie Liu Currier
POSC 35633 Contemporary Issues in China
This program is an introduction to Chinese history, politics, economics and civilization and gives students an opportunity to spend two weeks in China. Students explore Beijing and Shanghai, visiting the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Lama Temple, Jade Buddha Temple, Disneyland Shanghai, the Great Wall and more to see how China blends tradition with modernization.
Students also meet with locals to discuss urban planning, economic development, political transitions, and traditional Chinese medicine. In addition, we visit important historical sites as well as contemporary sites of political significance like the National People’s Congress, propaganda museums, and Tiananmen Square.
Through these experiences, students gain a better understanding of China and see how one of the world’s most rapidly developing countries is adjusting to the demands of globalization.
For more information contact Dr. Carrie Liu Currier firstname.lastname@example.org
Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria and Croatia
June 1st - 26th, 2020 with Dr. Manochehr Dorraj
POSC 35723: Political Transition in East-Central Europe
This summer study abroad program is one of few that takes students to four countries in Europe. Experience cultural activities and field trips such as visiting museums, historically significant sites, concerts, operas and politically significant sites such as Hungarian Parliament, The United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe headquarters.
While the main base of the program is in Budapest, it also includes excursions to other Hungarian cities. We also visit Vienna, Austria; Prague, Czech Republic; and Dubrovnik, Croatia. Many students consider this program a life-changing experience.
For more information contact Dr. Manochehr Dorraj email@example.com
New Delhi, India
POSC 31803 Transnational Human Trafficking
As part of the Transnational Human Trafficking course, in this two-week trip to New Delhi, India, students gain up to six credits that satisfy a number of requirements, including citizenship and social values, and social science.
You’ll be introduced to the issue of transnational human trafficking through engagement with a variety of different Indian government agencies, Indian NGOs, international organizations, and U.S. government agencies working to combat human trafficking in India. We’ll discuss sex trafficking and labor trafficking, and critically examine how factors such as globalization, consumerism and misogyny perpetuate a system that exploits people for profit.
Students also have a chance to experience Indian culture, including the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, local markets, and a thriving film industry.
For more information contact Dr. Vanessa Bouché.