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American Studies for Chinese High School Students
Stanford University is offering a new distance-learning opportunity to high school students in China who are planning to attend university in the United States. This interactive, synchronous, online course on American Studies will introduce key issues in contemporary and historical U.S. society, with emphasis on the U.S.–China relationship. In real-time seminars with leading scholars, experts, and former government officials affiliated with Stanford University and other institutions, students will participate in a rigorous learning experience in the style of an American university course.
This English-language course explores issues fundamental to the United States in the 21st century, providing an in-depth background for students aspiring to study in the United States. A wide range of topics and disciplinary approaches will be covered, including:
Students will also gain practical skills necessary to succeed at a U.S. university:
Course components emphasize active participation and development of student interests:
Admission to this program is competitive; up to 30 exceptional high school students will be accepted. Students who are interested in attending a U.S. university will benefit the most from this experience. Requirements include:
SPICE has been offering online courses promoting cross-cultural understanding to high school students in the United States and overseas for over 13 years. Students who successfully complete the course will earn Stanford Continuing Studies Program (CSP) credit* and a Certificate of Completion from SPICE, Stanford University.
*Please note that Stanford CSP credit is different from Stanford University credit. Stanford CSP credit cannot be transferred to Stanford University, but may be accepted by other colleges or universities (depending on the institution).
Dr. Tanya Lee
Encina Hall Central, C333
Stanford, CA 94305