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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 1-2 hours a week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

What is social science?

8 videos (Total 36 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
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
4 readings
Assignments & Grading3m
Suggested Reading List (Optional)10m
Week 1 General Reading List10m
Week 1 Classics Reading List10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 - What is social science?14m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

The Big Questions

7 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
2.4 Social context and individual outcomes9m
2.5 Divergence7m
2.6 Political and social change3m
2.7 Summary2m
1 reading
Week 2 The Big Questions Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 - The Big Questions14m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Social Science Research on China

7 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
3.4 Population aging5m
3.5 Migration4m
3.6 Education, Health, and Wellbeing11m
3.7 Summary3m
1 reading
Week 3 Social Science Research on China Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 - Social science research on China14m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

The Social Science Disciplines

7 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
4.4 Economics13m
4.5 Anthropology6m
4.6 Other disciplines5m
4.7 Summary1m
1 reading
Week 4 Social Science Disciplines Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 - Social science disciplines14m
4.5
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Top reviews from Social Science Approaches to the Study of Chinese Society Part 1

By EEFeb 25th 2019

Great course for laying foundations, but part 1 does not really have much to do with Chinese society. Actually can start from part 2 directly if you already know the methods.

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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