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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 1-2 hours a week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

What is social science?

Welcome to Social Science Approaches to the Study of Chinese Society Part 1! Part 1 focuses on being a CONSUMER of social science research. Take some time to review the Course Overview video and the assignments for this course. In Week 1, we will explore What is Social Science. By the end of this week, you will be able to understand the differences between social science from humanities, natural and life sciences, outline the origins of social science and have a grasp of key definitions and terms....
Reading
8 videos (Total 36 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
1.1 Overview2m
1.2 Why social science is a science6m
1.3 Theory and evidence in social science7m
1.4 The origins of social science4m
1.5 Social science as a new way to study society3m
1.6 Differences between social science and other disciplines7m
1.7 Summary1m
Reading4 readings
Assignments & Grading3m
Suggested Reading List (Optional)10m
Week 1 General Reading List10m
Week 1 Classics Reading List10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1 - What is social science?14m
Week
2
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

The Big Questions

In Week 2, we will focus on The Big Questions. By the end of this week, you should have some sense of the range of questions that are the focus of much social science research. The next week, Week 3, will expand on China specific research....
Reading
7 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
2.2 Inequality5m
2.3 Family7m
2.4 Social context and individual outcomes9m
2.5 Divergence7m
2.6 Political and social change3m
2.7 Summary2m
Reading1 reading
Week 2 The Big Questions Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 - The Big Questions14m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Social Science Research on China

In Week 3, we will focus on Social Science Research on China. By the end of this week, you should have some sense of major topics in current social science research on China....
Reading
7 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
3.2 Change and continuity7m
3.3 Family8m
3.4 Population aging5m
3.5 Migration4m
3.6 Education, Health, and Wellbeing11m
3.7 Summary3m
Reading1 reading
Week 3 Social Science Research on China Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 - Social science research on China14m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

The Social Science Disciplines

In Week 4, we will focus on The Social Science Disciplines. By the end of this week, you should have a better understanding of the emphases of each of the major social science disciplines, and the differences between the disciplines....
Reading
7 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
4.2 Sociology15m
4.3 Political Science14m
4.4 Economics13m
4.5 Anthropology6m
4.6 Other disciplines5m
4.7 Summary1m
Reading1 reading
Week 4 Social Science Disciplines Reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4 - Social science disciplines14m

Instructor

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Cameron Campbell

Professor of Social Science
Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science

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