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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Approx. 6 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Orientation and Module 1: Who Are We and Who Survives

Before you start with the content for Module 1, please review the Assignments and Grading page and introduce yourself to other learners who will be studying this course with you....
7 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
1.2: Big Data and the Scholarship of Discovery10m
1.3: Big Data, New Facts and Classic Social Theory7m
1.4: New Data and Eurasian Comparisons6m
2.1: Who Survives: Life Under Pressure8m
2.2: Mortality: Geographic and Socioeconomic Comparisons5m
2.3: Mortality and Who We Are4m
2 readings
Assignments and Grading10m
Module 1 Suggested Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 120m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Module 2: Who Reproduces and Who Marries

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8 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
3.2: Reproduction and Conscious Choice4m
3.3: Reproduction and Adoption6m
3.4: Reproduction: Geographic and Socioeconomic Comparisons6m
4.1: Who Marries: Similarity in Difference4m
4.2: Universal Female and Restricted Male Marriage5m
4.3: Alternative Marriage Forms9m
4.4: Marriage and Socioeconomic Comparisons4m
1 reading
Module 2 Suggested Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 220m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Module 3: Who Cares and Course Conclusion

In this module, James and his post-graduate student Hao DONG will co-deliver the lectures....
5 videos (Total 35 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
5.2: Effects of Living with Kin (by Hao DONG)4m
5.3: Family System in Comparative Perspective (by Hao DONG)9m
5.4: Kin Influence Across East Asian Family Systems (by Hao DONG)6m
6.1: Conclusion: The Salient Legacy of China’s Past7m
1 reading
Module 3 Suggested Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 310m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Final Exam and Farewell

Now is time to test your understanding on the entire course. Take the final exam and complete the post-course survey. Your valuable feedback will certainly help us improve future iterations of the course....
2 readings, 2 quizzes
2 readings
A Farewell Message from Professor James Lee10m
Rate this course10m
2 practice exercises
Final Exam40m
Post-course Survey36m
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Top Reviews

By JBMay 23rd 2018

Brilliant course. High quality information, comprehensive bibliography and interesting tests. Visionary, complex and controversial. Not to be missed if you are interested in China.

By JQNov 19th 2017

NICE COURSE WITH SOME INTERESTING INFORMATION. THANKS FOR ORGANIZING THIS COURSE.

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James Z. Lee

Dean and Chair Professor of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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