On the Silk Road program offers students six (6) credit hours in two courses:
EAS 290 - Introduction to China’s Silk Road will focus on the geography, history, peoples, economies, religions, and social institutions relevant to Silk Road studies of China today and in the past with particular attention to the western provinces of Shaanxi and Gansu, and the Xinjiang Uigher Autonomous Region. This 4-credit course will meet Wittenberg general education requirements for C, L or S.
EAS 290 – The Silk Road Observer: From Travel Analysis to Cultural Analysis. Both anthropologists and travel writers are good observers. Through a participatory approach to the Chinese Silk Road travel experience, students will learn to translate their observations into travel essays while learning more about the cultural practices of the peoples we encounter on our journey. This 2-credit course will meet Wittenberg general education requirements for A or C.
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 290C, EAST 29SC or EAST 290L – Introduction to the Silk Road, and for 2 credits in EAST 290A or EAST 290C – The Silk Road Observer: From Travel Writing to Cultural Analysis. 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.