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Nanjing University
Nanjing, China

Presently, NJU has 43,477 (12,655 undergraduates, 11,030 graduates) and comprises of 21 schools with 59 departments. It runs 78 undergraduate programs, 213 master’s programs, 9 professional master’s programs, 147 Ph.D. programs (under 23 primary disciplines), and 23 post-doctoral research stations. In addition, NJU has one national laboratory and six national key laboratories, 5 key laboratories of the Ministry of Education (MOE), 2 engineering centers of the Ministry of Education, 2 Jiangsu provincial key laboratories, 21 national key disciplines, 24 provincial key disciplines; It also houses 8 national bases for teaching and researching in basic sciences and applied sciences, 3 national bases for basic disciplines education and research, and 4 key bases for researching in humanities and social sciences of MOE.

Among its over 2,000 faculty, there are 716 professors and 649 associate professors , including 27 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, three members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, four members of the Third-World Academy of Sciences, one member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and one fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

In May 2002, NJU celebrated its 100th anniversary and successfully organized the Centennial Ceremony, the World Famous Scientists’ Forum, and Dialogue with Masters attended by more than 25,000 alumni, together with guests from home and abroad (including 6 Nobel Prize laureates, over 120 academicians and around 100 university presidents).

Website: www.nju.edu.cn/EN/

VSE Season 1, 2021-22: Courses offered by Nanjing University


Application Deadline

APPLICATION CLOSED
Students must submit an application to the VSE Central Office before:
Aug 16 2021, 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)




Academic Requirements

Before applying, please make sure you have fulfilled the course offering university's academic requirements listed below:

GPA 3.0 or above

For more details, please contact the VSE coordinator at Nanjing University.




English Language Proficiency Requirements

Before applying, please make sure you have fulfilled the course offering university's English language proficiency requirements listed below:

- IELTS 6 / TOEFL 70 or Testament of home institution stating that the student is proficient in English (for English-taught courses)
- HSK 5 or above (for Chinese-taught courses)

For more details, please contact the VSE coordinator at Nanjing University.



Course Information

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Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Social and Behavioral Science
Course TeacherYANG Derui
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 30, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 20, 2021
Course ComponentLectureDiscussion
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon 1610-1800Mon 1610-1800
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsFor students with background in sociological sciences only.
Course Description By introducing the anthropological studies of China at home and abroad, this course aims to reflect on the history and present, pluralism and symbiosis in Chinese society. It shows the observation of Chinese society in worldwide cultural anthropological researches while presenting the reflection and response of Chinese anthropologists. This course will examine anthropological research and ethnographies from social culture, economic activities, religious customs, kinship, and ethnicity to understand contemporary Chinese society from an anthropological perspective.
Points to Note for StudentsN/A
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Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Social and Behavioral Science
Course TeacherLyu Zhaojin
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 31, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 21, 2021
Course ComponentLectureDiscussion
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue 1610-1800Tue 1610-1800
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsFor junior, senior, and graduate students only.
Course Description Since the 1980s, China’s rapid growth, modernization and globalization have led to remarkable social changes. This course provides an overarching picture of society and social change in contemporary China. Covering topics such as social stratification and mobility, demographic transformation, social enterprise, cultural heritage, and new media etc., this course offers a variety of perspectives to understand China’s past, present and its future ambition. It encourages students to rethink Western stereotypes about China and its people, and to have an objective evaluation of China’s position in this changing world.
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Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Social and Behavioral Science
Course TeacherCHAI Xiangnan
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassSep 3, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 24, 2021
Course ComponentLectureDiscussion
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeFri 1400-1550Fri 1400-1550
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsN/A
Course Description This course is to help graduates as well seniors to build up basic understandings of social research methods, including quantitative and qualitative methods, and to learn how to propose research questions using these methods. Specifically, our course covers topics on basic statistics, conducting social survey, making psychological scales, doing structured and semi-structured interview, and organizing field studies. Students are required to learn and practice these methods via reading and practicing. Importantly, they are encouraged to propose research questions of own interests, join group research, and further present their findings. Our course is designed to inspire students’ research passion under strict training on methods, writing, and research ethics.
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Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Journalism and Communication
Course TeacherDr. Meimei Xu
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassSep 1, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 22, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous/Asynchronous
Meeting TimeTue 14:00-15:00
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsFor students majoring in Journalism and Communication, Sociology and Art only.
Course Description Is there a more vivid way to dive into the society besides the standard quantitative and qualitative social science research method? This course intends to explore the world with CINEMA. Film text analysis serves as a starting point for the journey into deep history as well as today’s dazzling cyber world. Topics like social class and inequality, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, work and family, global connections, social change and the environment will be discussed with the aid of sociological and filmic toolkit.
Points to Note for StudentsCourse recordings are available for VSE students.
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Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Liberal Arts
Course TeacherProf. Wang Ling
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassSep 20, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 20, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingAsynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeN/AMon 09:00-11:00
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsFor undergraduate students only. For non-Chinese native speakers only, but they should have an intermediate level of Chinese proficiency.
Course Description The course of New Media Reading and Application is divided into two parts: introduction the application of new media and introduction the current social situation of China. Students learn how to use the most common new media social tools in China, such as WeChat, Weibo, Tiktok and Dubbing Show, and experience Chinese pop culture. With the guidance of the teacher, Students read short articles and watch videos, and they are also expected to make presentations about the topics they are interested in by using languange knowledge and new media social tools learned through the class. Thus, students are able to have a better understanding of the present state of China, while improving their ability of reading and communication.
Points to Note for StudentsCourse recordings are available for VSE students.
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Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Liberal Arts
Course TeacherProf. Wang Ling
Language of Instruction Multiple Languages
First Day of ClassSep 20, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 20, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingAsynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeN/AMon 14:00-16:00
Time ZoneUTC+8
Restrictions Undergraduate. For non-Chinese native speakers only, with an intermediate level of Chinese proficiency.
Course DescriptionNew Vision for Chinese Youth is a course that shows Chinese social life from the perspective of contemporary Chinese youth. It mainly focuses on the lives of contemporary Chinese young people, covering basic necessities, food, housing, transportation, popular culture, social culture, consumption styles, entertainment styles, life attitudes, idol worship, values and social hot topics. This course is mainly to train speaking and writing by understanding the life of contemporary Chinese youths. It helps students improve their Chinese expression and writing skills with the teaching philosophy of entertaining. Therefore, in this class, students can improve their Chinese proficiency in interesting topics which reflect the mainstream Chinese culture, while enjoying the fun of learning Chinese and deepening their understanding of China.
Points to Note for StudentsCourse recordings are available for VSE students.
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Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentLaw School
Course TeacherProf. Peng Yue; Associate Prof. Sun Wen
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassSep 6, 2021
Last Day of ClassJan 3, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous/ Asynchronous
Meeting TimeMon 14:00-16:00
Time ZoneUTC+8
Restrictions N/A
Course DescriptionInternational Economic law encompasses a complex architecture of principles, norms, rules, procedures governing international economic relations and transboundary economic conduct by States, international organizations, and private actors. The terms essentially refers to the regulation of cross-border transactions in gooods, service, and capital, monetary relations and the itnerntional protection of IP. To some extent, it also addresss the moverment of companies and natural persons as well as aspects of international competititon.
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