On the Silk Road program offers students six (6) credit hours in two courses: EAST 290 - Introduction to China’s Silk Road (2 credits) and EAST 290 – Art, Religions and Cultural Exchanges Along the Silk Road (4 credits). A Wittenberg 4 credit course meets for the equivalent of 45 class hours (60 minutes each), and students are expected to spend two hours outside of class for every hour in class. Students will meet these credit hour requirements through formal class meetings, site visits, experiential learning activities, reading and writing assignments, and independent learning activities.
General education requirements – Wittenberg students may choose to fulfill general education requirements by registering for 4 credits in EAST 290A, EAST 290C or EAST 290L - Arts, Religions and Cultural Exchanges Along the Silk Road, and for 2 credits in EAST 290C or EAST 290S – Introduction of China’s Silk Road. An A course meets the Fine, Performing and Literary Arts requirement, a C course meets the Non-Western Cultures requirement, a L course meets the Integrated Learning requirement, and a S course meets the Social Institutions, Processes and Behavior requirement.