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Approx. 6 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Orientation and Module 1: Who Are We and Who Survives

2 hours to complete
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 130m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Module 2: Who Reproduces and Who Marries

1 hour to complete
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 230m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Module 3: Who Cares and Course Conclusion

1 hour to complete
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 330m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Final Exam and Farewell

1 hour to complete
2 readings
2 readings
A Farewell Message from Professor James Lee10m
Rate this course10m
2 practice exercises
Final Exam30m
Post-course Survey30m

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