Chinese Commerce and Culture
The Modern Chinese Commerce and Culture Initiative
is a cooperative effort among the E.J. Ourso College
of Business, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the
LSU Honors College to provide LSU students with working knowledge of the current Chinese
business and cultural environment.
With China emerging as the world’s second largest economy, the university considers preparing students
for a U.S. - China marketplace an important
initiative that will help to increase the quality of undergraduate students and programs, a key
objective of LSU’s flagship agenda.
Toward this effort, LSU has created eight new faculty positions between Arts & Sciences and Business
that are now teaching courses such as Mandarin
Chinese, Politics of China,and Chinese Marketing. In addition, the Honors College has added a program that takes first year students on a short visit to China to expose them to the Chinese environment.
This program is designed to create a heightened awareness
among the LSU student body of the importance of U.S. – China relations and encourage students to chooselanguage and elective
courses that have a focus on China.
In the future, a Modern Chinese Commerce and Culture
minor will be in place, as well as involvement from more
senior colleges such as Agriculture, Engineering, and