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Courses in Chinese Business Practices and Language Are Now Offered at SUNY Rockland Community College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: August 13, 2007

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

(845) 574-4244

 

 

Courses in Chinese Business Practices and Language Are Now Offered at SUNY Rockland Community College

 

 

Suffern, NY - With ever-increasing relations with China, fast becoming a leader in the world economy, SUNY Rockland Community College now offers credit and non-credit courses in the Chinese language and in its business practices.

 

Liya Li, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution and will be teaching the credit and non-credit courses in Chinese.

 

Elementary Chinese I, CHI 101, Mon, Wed, 1:00-2:40 p.m. Four Credits (Tuition is $133 per credit for in-state residents).

Conversations in Mandarin Chinese, ESI 585 461, Tues., Oct 2 – Nov 20, 7-9 p.m. Non-credit. (Fee $149.00)

 

Dr. Li was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the national college NISOD award. She has also been awarded fellowships at the Expanding East Asian Studies Program at Columbia University and the Asian Studies Development Program of the East-West Center and the University of Hawaii. A Ramapo resident, she was honored as outstanding citizen in the Chinese community in 2005.

 

Instructor Lawrence Delson will be teaching:

Doing Business in China, ESI 639 461, Tues., Oct 2 - Nov 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Non-Credit (Fee $199.00).

The course is designed to provide small and medium-sized businesses with the tools they need to operate successfully in China. Areas of opportunity and risk for U.S. businesses will be identified. Topics include legal environment and trends; product distribution and marketing; product sourcing; direct investment; impact of China’s WTO membership, intellectual property rights; managerial methods; problem resolution; and a brief introduction to the Chinese language and culture for the business person.

 

For more information about Elementary Chinese I, contact Liya Li, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English at 845-574-4733. In-person registration is available at the Registrar in the Technology Center. Currently enrolled students can also register on the web. The course is open to full-time RCC students as well as to members of the community and senior adult audits. The first class will meet on September 5. Late registration continues through September 10.

 

For more information about the non-credit courses, Conversations in Mandarin Chinese or Doing Business in China, contact the Center for Personal & Professional Development at (845) 574-4151

 

 

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