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Concordia International School Shanghai firstname.lastname@example.org I just finished a class with Ishita and agree about the attractive aspect of this program. The drawback to the program is that it is not very "global" in its approach. It has tended to be very Eurocentric...History of Science is European Science, Revolutions are Western Revolutions, Technology is Western Technology. All of the required components are thematic (Religion, Technology, Science, Piracy! (the AAAARRRGH kind) Historiography, Research Methods, Seminar. The only area studies offered as of now are Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Central Asia and they are all electives. Courses are 16 weeks, each course has a weekly forum posting requirement associated with that week's reading. Expect to write around three short papers (3-5 pages) and one final paper (12-15 pages). The program culminates with either a thesis (Capstone) or test option A lot of active duty military are in the program which can make for some lively discussions. Many of the professors, who come from various institutions, are quite engaging and active in the forum posts.