Global Security and Political Economy in Taiwan
As the ancient Chinese proverb depicts that: “It is better to see something once than to hear about it a hundred times.”（百聞不如一見）This fourteen days Summer Global Security and Political Economy program will take students to Taiwan. This program aims to provide students with an introduction to various international political economy issues from a global perspective. The courses offer students an intellectually stimulating, innovative and diverse program of study in a safe environment, with maximum exposure to the cultural and political life of contemporary rising Asia and the global issues.
The primary purpose of this Global Security and Political Economy program is two-fold: From an international politics perspective, students will obtain firsthand knowledge about the contemporary conflicts and security issues in Asia, China and Taiwan in particular, through seeing and experiencing some of the major issues of Asian security by linking theory and practice. Various theoretical traditions and arguments will be applied to concrete problems of Asian security, and concrete Asian security issues will be analyzed for their general theoretical implications. Through meeting with government representatives and scholars, students will learn why international conflicts emerged in Asia, and how Asian countries manage these disputes at both global and domestic levels. In addition, we will be meeting with Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense and National Police Agency, and discussion with future police officers at the National Central Police University. Students will learn the similarity and differences between countries, and obtain unique knowledge about the practical work in the field. In the area of international political economy, this program will lead students to explore why and how Taiwan become one of the world economic powerhouses in the past several decades. This group will visit various multi-national companies in Taiwan and discuss the development strategies with policy makers and business owners directly. Students will learn the similarity and differences between countries, and obtain unique knowledge about the practical work in the field. These experiences will enhance students’ ability to adapt to the dynamic world that is under heavy influences of the era of globalization."
Taiwan: May 8-21, 2020
On-campus: May 22-26, 2020
- POLS 4081: Problems in Political Science
Minimum GPA 2.5, 6 POLS credits, and departmental approval. Open to all students but CHSS students will have the priority to enroll this program.
Students will stay in shared hotel rooms.
Students will be responsible for booking their own flights according to guidelines given by the Study Abroad Coordinator or Faculty Leader at a later date. DO NOT book your flights until receiving specific instruction to do so.
$1,475 (including a $300 non-refundable deposit to secure a spot in the program)
- Includes: housing, most meals, local transportation, and most site visit fees.
- Not Included: airfare, regular SHSU tuition & fees* (summer semester), $200 Study Abroad Service Fee, some meals, health insurance, books and supplies, spending money
*Note: Faculty-led, out-of-country courses do not charge 3 fees: Rec Center, Student Center and Health Center=$275, as opposed to on-campus courses.
PROGRAM PAYMENT DEADLINES
- $300 deposit due within 1 week of acceptance into program
- $300 payment due February 10th
- $300 payment due March 10th
- $5755 Remaining Program Balance due April 10th
FACULTY LEADER CONTACT INFO
Dr. Lu Chung Weng
March 1, 2019
Please submit completed program applications to the Study Abroad Coordinator.
After your Application has been approved and the $300 deposit paid, please submit the additional post-acceptance documents to the Study Abroad Coordinator that are listed on the Faculty-Led study abroad homepage.