Majors

At Duke Kunshan University, each major consists of an interdisciplinary set of courses that integrate different forms of knowledge and a distinct set of disciplinary courses that provide expertise in specific areas.

Cultures and Movements ( Tracks: Sociology and Cultural Anthropology )
Culture and movements are two interdependent areas of inquiry studies across the social sciences that have implications for understanding contemporary public discourse, policy debates, and current events. This major provides students the opportunity to engage in both the academic study of the important issues on culture and movements and to think about how findings from basic research can be relevant to more applied, policy issues. Students in this concentration will be exposed to interdisciplinary approaches to both theoretical understanding of culture and movements and the methods used to study related issues.
Cultures and Movements/Sociology

Required Courses

Foundation Courses
  • Foundational Questions in Social Science
  • Introduction to Research Methods or Mathematical Foundations 1
Interdisciplinary Courses
  • Cultures of Globalization
  • Migration, Inequality and Culture
  • Culture and Social Movements
  • Wealth, Inequality and Power
  • Social Science Perspectives on China: From the Socialist Past to the Global Present
  • Junior Seminar: Advanced Topics
  • Senior Seminar: Advanced Topics
Disciplinary Courses
  • Theory and Society
  • Sociological Inquiry
  • Sociology of Culture
  • Understanding Social Science Statistics in Research Articles and the Media
* Choose two courses from the following fivecourses
  • Introduction to Statistical Methods
  • Contemporary Social Problems
  • Identity, Action, and Emotion
  • Society, the Self, and the Changing Natural World
  • Social Inequality

Recommended Electives for the Major

Courses listed below are recommended electives for the major. Students can also select other courses in different divisions as electives.

  • Race, Ethnicity, and Citizenship
  • Gender, Work, and Organizations
  • The Social, Political, and Economic Implications of Immigration

*The above major and course list are pending approval by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China

 

Cultures and Movements/Cultural Anthropology

Required Courses

Foundation Courses
  • Foundational Questions in Social Science
  • Introduction to Research Methods or Mathematical Foundations 1
Interdisciplinary Courses
  • Cultures of Globalization
  • Migration, Inequality and Culture
  • Culture and Social Movements
  • Wealth, Inequality and Power
  • Social Science Perspectives on China: From the Socialist Past to the Global Present
  • Junior Seminar: Advanced Topics
  • Senior Seminar: Advanced Topics
Disciplinary Courses
  • Gender, Mobility and Labor
  • Field Methods
  • The Ethnography of China: New Directions
* Choose two courses from the following five courses
  • The Anthropology of Doing Good: China and Beyond
  • The Culture of Development: Africa
  • Cultures of New Media
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Global Migration and Ethics

Recommended Electives for the Major

Courses listed below are recommended electives for the major. Students can also select other courses in different divisions as electives.

  • Sound in Everyday Life: Anthropological Perspectives
  • Globalization and Alternative-Globalizations
  • Shanghai: From Treaty Port to Global Metropolis

*The above major and course list are pending approval by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China