Foreign Language Programs
Humanities & Communication
Prescott campus continues to develop a dynamic series of strategic foreign language offerings in Mandarin Chinese, Modern Arabic and Spanish. Students can take these languages during the regular semesters. For inquiries, please contact the foreign language coordinator, Dr. Leeann Chen.
Bachelor of Science in Global Studies in Intelligence & Security/Chinese (GSIS/Chinese)
This is a 4-year B.S. degree program with 45 credits in Chinese including a 3-month summer study in China taken in the summer of students’ sophomore year. The remaining credits are taken in general education courses and in specialized courses in global intelligence and security studies. Weekly cultural activities and field trips are part of the program.
The program is ROTC friendly in that ROTC courses count as part of the curriculum in the junior and senior year GSIS/Chinese. There is also language incentive pay for qualifying courses as well. Please check with Air Force ROTC and Army ROTC. A language aptitude test is also available.
Summer Language Courses
ERAU will offer a 6-credit Chinese language course on both the ERAU Daytona Beach campus and the ERAU Prescott campus supported by a ROTC Language and Culture Grant with tuition scholarships for ROTC students, June 30- August 15, 2011. A limited number of tuition scholarships for ROTC students are available. Students who have already had some training in Chinese and who have Novice Low or Novice Mid proficiency level are encouraged to apply. This summer course is featured for its small class size with high interaction among students and faculty, as well as learning support in and out of the class, in person and online. Scholarship students, by successfully completing this summer course, will have continuing tuition scholarship for 1) taking a 1-credit refresher course during the 2011-2012 academic year, and 2) another 6-credit summer course in 2012. To apply, please contact Dr. Hong Zhan.
Study Abroad 2011
ERAU Prescott campus offers a variety of summer study abroad programs in Israel, China, Brazil and many other countries.
May 10-June 15, 2011, we will be offering a program of 6 credits in China: 3 credits for beginning level conversation Chinese and 3 credits for an upper-level Chinese culture course. Non-ERAU students are also eligible for a special 50% discounted summer tuition for these 6 credits. This program includes field trips to Hong Kong, Beijing and Xi’An. Participants will have the opportunity to visit Chinese colleges, high schools, and industries and will have hands-on cultural experience. An optional trip to Tibet led by an ERAU instructor will also be available from June 16 to June 26. To apply, please contact Dr. Hong Zhan.