This program is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree or to pursue employment. Thus each course is designed to be structured around a particular focus in China studies which will be offered throughout an academic year. Students may complete language courses in Chinese, if desired, while also completing courses that will focus on Chinese commerce, law, social and business cultures. The program is designed to provide a focused understanding of China from a variety of perspectives including philosophical, historical, sociological, economic, political, and business. It is designed to help students prepare for the realities of living and working in a diverse Chinese culture that is increasingly inter-connected with the people and countries of the world.