Archives for November 2017

2018 Course of Study

The Fudan University campus

Davidson students who successfully complete the program will receive four Davidson course credits.  In 2018, the course offerings included:

  • POL 249: Business and Politics in China. Offered by Dr. Bullock, this course examined how public and private actors interact in the People’s Republic. Students explored a wide range of case studies from across China related to corporate governance and supply chain management, business innovation and entrepreneurship, environmental information and regulation, foreign direct investment and joint ventures, labor rights and intellectual property rights, among other topics.  In the course, students also learned to apply a variety of social science methods to examine a particular company, government agency, and issue of their interest.
  • CHI X01 Chinese Language (level-dependent). Accessible, engaging and rigorous courses that were customized to each student’s Chinese level. Chinese language instructors used the Davidson College Chinese language curriculum to teach Chinese (10 hours/week) in small group tutorials.  These courses were designed to dovetail with the Davidson Chinese language curriculum so that students would move seamlessly between courses on campus and courses in China.
  • Two Courses Taught by Fudan University Faculty: Students were able to choose 2 courses among nearly a dozen options taught in English by faculty in Fudan University’s School of Social Development and Public Policy. Some of the courses offered included the following options (more information about these courses will be posted here as they become available):
    • The Chinese Marketplace, taught by Professor Pan Tianshu (PhD Anthropology, Harvard University) 
    • Religion in Chinese Society, taught by Professor Fan Lizhu (PhD Sociology, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
    • China’s Social and Economic Transformation, taught by Professor Shen Ke (PhD in Economics, Peking University)
    • Shanghai History, taught by Professor Allison Rottmann (PhD in History, UC Berkeley)
    • Chinese Society and Culture, taught by Professor Yu Hai (MA in Philosophy, Fudan University)
    • China through Contemporary Film, taught by Professor Zhu Jianxin (PhD in English Literature, Shanghai International Studies University)
    • Psychology and Life: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, taught by Professor Gao Jun (PhD in Clinical Psychology, Peiking University)
    • Culture, Health and Medical Practices in Contemporary China, taught by Professor Zhu Jianfeng (PhD Anthropology, University of Minnesota)