• Qualification Awarded:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Teaching Language:
  • English
  • Duration:
  • 4 Years
  • Tuition Fee:
  • 49750RMB(8300USD)
  • Starting Date:
  • Oct.10 2016
  • Application Deadline:
  • Oct.10 2016
  • Application Fee:
  • USD 115 (Non-Refundable)
  • Academic Requirement:
  • High school graduate or above

Designated Themes

The general education curriculum is organized around the following five themes:

Global Competencies: Students are introduced to the cultural values, lifestyles of people, languages and cultural, economic, political and historical dimensions of the world so that they can interpret diverse approaches to life, understand the evolving global environments and identify how their choices interact with the dynamics of the contemporary global system.

Intellectual and Practical Skills:Across the curriculum and through a progressive learning process, students will acquire the following skills at higher-order level: inquiry and analysis;critical and creative thinking;written and oral communication;quantitative literacy;Information literacy, and teamwork and problem solving

Personal Development and Social Responsibility: Students shall be able to relate their personal development to the concern for the larger good, and develop strong ethical responsibilities and commitment to problems of common concern.

Integrative Learning: Students shall develop the ability to synthesize and apply learning from general and specialized studies to complex real-world problems (through seminars, writing portfolio requirements, capstone projects that require team work, filed study and projects).

Openness, Development and Inequality: Students shall understand the impact of a more open economy and issues in economic development.


Essential Learning Outcomes

In general education (and through their majors), students are expected to demonstrate competencies related to the following aspects:

1. Knowledge of human cultures and the natural world

Through study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages and the arts

2. Intellectual and practical skills, including

Inquiry and analysis

Critical and creative thinking

Written and oral communication

Quantitative literacy

Information literacy

Teamwork and problem solving

3. Personal and social responsibility, including

Knowledge and concerns about global problems

Intercultural knowledge and competence

Ethical reasoning and action

Foundations and skills for lifelong learning

4. Integrative learning, including

Synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies


Program Requirements

The IUPs are structured as follows:

1. General Education Core and Requirements

Students must complete 62 credits of the theme-centered general education core.

A. Global Competencies (30 credits)

Courses

Credits

The Rise of Civilization

2

Contemporary Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology

2

Chinese Language

18

An Introduction to Ancient Chinese Culture

2

Literatures of the World: International Perspectives

2

The Transformation of Modern China

2

Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice

2


B. Intellectual and Practical Skills (26 credits)

Courses

Credits

Freshman Inquiry Seminars

2

Mathematical Methods

6

Information Literacy

2

Writing

3

Applied Statistics

3

Principles of Microeconomics

4

Principles of Macroeconomics

4

Persuasive Speaking and Speech writing

2


C. Personal Development and Social Responsibility (4 credits)

Courses

Credits

“Big Questions Seminars”

2

Business Ethics

2


D. Openness, Development and Inequality (2 credits)

Courses

Credits

Globalization, Social Stratification and Social Inequality

2


2. Integrative Learning Requirements-Junior Capstone Project

Students must complete a Junior Capstone Project (4 credits).

The Junior (culminating work) Capstone Project connects the general education with real world experience. It focuses on Chinese studies and consists of two requirements- a course and a related fieldtrip. Three alternative routes are offered. Route 1 focuses on the origin of the Chinese civilization along the rivers, Route 2 on peoples and cultures in id-west China and, Route 3 on urbanization and rural development in an increasingly open society in the suburbs of Beijing. Students should form interdisciplinary teams to apply what they have learned in the general education courses to a real challenge emanating from the changes in the society. The level of achievement is measured by the quality of the students’ knowledge, their mastery of key skills, their attentiveness to issues of ethical and social responsibility, and their facility in integrating different parts of their learning.


3. Writing Portfolio Requirements (3 credits)

Students are expected to competently write in a range of styles and contexts for different audiences. The writing portfolios constitute an important educational experience. To meet the portfolio requirements, students, at the end of their sophomore year, must submit three papers demonstrating their ability to write effectively in different rhetorical and disciplinary contexts. The three submitted papers must represent at least two of the following four curricular divisions (Humanities, Literature, Social Sciences, and Mathematics/Natural Sciences). Of the three submitted papers, at least one paper must come from the “writing” course. Instructors will certify that the papers were written for their classes and indicate if they have since been revised. In submitting the three papers, students should write a reflective essay about their writing to introduce the portfolios. The papers must demonstrate mastery of each of the key writing skills—the ability to report on observation, to analyze complex information, to provide interpretation, to use document sources, and to articulate and support a thesis-driven argument.


4. Bilingual Requirements

Students enrolled in the IUPs are expected to be proficient in both English and Chinese. Before a student completes the degree requirements, he/she must demonstrate his/her proficiency in Chinese by passing an exam arranged by the University.

Curriculum for First Semester ( 14 weeks)

Course

Instructor

Credit

Study Hour/week

Capacity Level

Freshman Inquiry Seminars

Expert from Southern Illinois University

2

2

2

“Big Questions Seminars”

lin Guijun,Wang Bo, Jia Yuhong,Hua Ying

2

2

3

Chinese Language (I)

 

4

4

1

Calculus (I)

Liu Shulin

4

4

2

Information Literacy

Expert from Southern Illinois University

2

2

2

High school diploma, good health

Applicants under 18 need to submit notarized guardianshipcertificate upon the approval of UIBE

Application materials must be prepared in either Chinese orEnglish and will not be returned to candidates whether they are accepted ornot.

A copy of high school graduation certificate and transcripts

A copy of guarantor's passport or ID

A copy of passport or other identification

Two recent passport photos, white background, no hat

A copy of TOEFL or IELTS score report. The minimum scorefor TOEFL is 86 and 6.0 for IELTS.(If high school courses are taught inEnglish, please submit the official letter about the applicant's Englishproficiency)

Tuition

49750RMB per year

Accommodation Fee

1500~2250RMB per month

Medical Examination

400~500RMB

Insurance

400~800RMB

VISA

400RMB

Residence Permit

400RMB

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