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English
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

What is social science?

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 36 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
8 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
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

Week 2

1 hour to complete

The Big Questions

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 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
1 reading
Week 2 The Big Questions Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 - The Big Questions14m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Social Science Research on China

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 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
1 reading
Week 3 Social Science Research on China Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 - Social science research on China14m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

The Social Science Disciplines

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
4.2 Sociology15m
4.3 Political Science14m
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

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