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The Assignment Requirements

I. Paper

Based on the required readings and your experiences in Shanghai: Write a 5-6 page word processed, double-spaced paper comparing the traditional approach to health promotion in Shanghai with the approach to health promotion your culture. You may choose to emphasize one or more aspects of health promotion.

Paper Due - Debriefing - Evaluation Meeting

II. Journal

Your journal will be a personal account of your journey. It will be read only by you and the instructor and will be returned to you. Entries should be legible. Use any writing style that is comfortable for you. Grammar, punctuation, and spelling will not be considered. Purchase a Composition Book as your journal. Daily journal entries are required. The entries are an opportunity for you to record experiences, sights, smells, tastes, observations, reflections perceptions, misperceptions, new ideas, desires, disappointments, "ah-ha" moments, etc ...Although the journal is a good way to record new facts and meaningful observations, it should go beyond this to include how the day's experiences have affected you, your senses, and your global understanding.

Journal Due - Arriving home - Memphis International Airport.

Students will receive three (3) credit hours in HMSE 4999 or NUTR 6902.

Although our courses are credit bearing, we also encourage applications from adult learners who are keen to travel and learn, but who do not require academic credit.

Suggested Readings

Rompton, P. (1996). Tai Chi: A practical introduction to the therapeutic effects of the discipline. Macmillan, New York.

Kublin, H. (1976). China : Selected readings. Houghton Mifflin Company , Boston.

Kuan, P.H. and Kuan, Y. C. (1988). Magnificent China: A guide to its cultural treasures. China Books and Periodicals, San Francisco.

Morgenstern, M. (1990). China: Insight guides. Prentice Hall Travel, New York.

Smith, C.J. (1991). China: People and places in the land of one billion. Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

Zhao, S. (1994). Geography of China: Environment, resources, population and development. John Wiley and Sons, New York.

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