Year of China
Each academic year since 2003, Reinhardt has designated a region of the world for students to learn more about through in-depth study and hands-on interaction. This focus is intended to promote understanding of varied cultures, businesses, histories, geographies and faiths and to help internationalize the Reinhardt experience.
The 2012-13 year is the Year of China: Dragon Rising. Students will delve into the rich history of China and how it impacts our business, literature, culture, art, music, and heritage. Events will be scheduled throughout the academic year and include lectures, music, a film-and-discussion series, a travel tour, and many others.
Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and culture of China. The Year of China festival was a great introduction to Chinese culture with workshops by the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company and the Shaolin Center demonstrating their skill and artistry through dance, Tai Chi and Kung Fu. The Confucius Institute was also at Reinhardt hosting workshops on Chinese Tea and sessions on calligraphy using rice paper, brushes and ink.
Previous global emphasis areas have included:
2015-2016 Year of Mexico
2014-2015 Year of India
2013-2014 Year of Germany
2012-2013 Year of China: Dragon Rising
2011-12 Year of Ireland and Irish Heritage
2010-11 Year of Oceania
2009-10 Year of North American Indigenous Peoples
2008-09 Year of the Mediterranean
2007-08 Year of Eastern Europe and Russia
2006-07 Year of Middle East
2005-06 Year of Africa
2004-05 Year of Asia
2003-04 Year of The Americas (inaugural year)