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Life of the Mind 181-629 – Great Traditions of Asia

A Faculty-Led Study Abroad Experience in Xi'an, CHina

An interdisciplinary study of the traditions of Asian countries, dealing with historical contexts, and literary and artistic expressions.

The focus of MIND 181 is the critical analysis of Asian philosophical, religious, and literary works in translation. It will stress the importance of understanding these works within their historical contexts. It will also emphasize the importance of appreciating how the perceptions, beliefs, and ideas of the Chinese, Indians, and Japanese are manifested in their arts.


Co-Requisite: Students must enroll for both this course and FL 296-606 for this study abroad experience.


Undergraduate Students

If any pre-requisites are required, they will be listed above. Prerequisites require an instructor override in advance of your registration in Ursa. Please contact the instructor before registering to provide proof of completion of the prerequisite course. Other UNC staff are not able to assist with prerequisite overrides for registration.

UNC Degree Seeking

Current UNC students can register for this course.

UNC Non-Degree Seeking

If you are not seeking a degree at UNC, but have earned a GED or high school diploma, you may take a course for personal interest or to transfer to another college or university. Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for Financial Aid.


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  1. Speak with your advisor, parents and/or guardian about the best course and program for you.
  2. Go to the CIE office to pick up the application packet and discuss details of the course/program. Or you can find the course-specific application by visiting the FLSA courses page on the CIE website.
  3. Complete the application paperwork and return it to CIE by the required deadline.
  4. Also bring the required deposit with your registration form (found in the application packet) to the Extended Campus office in Michener after dropping off your application paperwork to CIE.
  5. Attend all meetings required for the FLSA.

Contact Us

Instructor email: Michelle Low

UNC Extended Campus
Campus Box 21, Michener Library, Room L54
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
Phone: 970-351-2594
Fax: 970-351-1870
E-mail: aimee.rogers@unco.edu
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Once You register

Billing and Payment for Your Course

  • You will submit a $400 deposit with your application packet. This deposit is non-refundable if you are accepted to the course, but will be refunded if your application is not accepted.
  • You will be billed for the remaining program cost via the billing schedule for the term in which the course is delivered.
  • Course materials costs (textbooks, CDs, etc.) are assessed and paid separately.
  • To view or pay your bill, please visit the Bursar’s website: http://www.unco.edu/acctservices/bursar/accrec.htm for specific instructions on accessing your bill. You will not receive a bill in the mail; UNC has an ebill system.

Deposits are non-refundable and signify your commitment to participate in the course. Once you commit to participate, UNC may begin to make logistical arrangements on your behalf that may include non-recoverable costs. UNC will attempt to recover funds expended or committed on your behalf if you decide to withdraw, but any non-recoverable costs to UNC (charged by airlines, third party vendors, tour operators, etc.) will be charged to you.


Course Basics

MIND 181-629
Level of Study
Xi'an, China + Online
Online coursework: May 29 & July 14, 2017
Travel to China: June 2 - July 7
Application and deposit due by March 10
Michelle Low
$3,800 combined for this course + FL 296-606 including $400 deposit
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