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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, 2022-23: Courses offered by Nanjing University


Application Deadline

Students must submit an application to the VSE Central Office before:
Aug 12, 2022 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 NJU.




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 78 for student from non-English-native countries (for English-taught courses only)

For more details, please contact the VSE coordinator at NJU.




Additional Application Requirements

Applicants must submit their English transcripts and a passport photo page/ a copy of their official identification after completing the VSE application form.

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Course Information

Course information posted on this page are provided by the course offering university and may be changed or updated anytime without prior notice.

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Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course TeacherLYU Zhaojin
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 5, 2022
Last Day of ClassDec 25, 2022
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue 1610-1800
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionSince 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.
Course Outline030301D31
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsN/A
Points to Note for StudentsFor senior and graduate students (studied more than 2 years)
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course TeacherYANG Derui
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 5, 2022
Last Day of ClassDec 25, 2022
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeFri 1010-1200
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionBy 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.
Course Outline030301D32
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsN/A
Points to Note for StudentsFor senior and graduate students (studied more than 2 years)
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course TeacherCHAI Xiangnan
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 5, 2022
Last Day of ClassDec 25, 2022
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon 1400-1550
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionThis 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.
Course Outline030301D33
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsN/A
Points to Note for StudentsFor senior and graduate students (studied more than 2 years)
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course TeacherZHOU Peiqin
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 5, 2022
Last Day of ClassDec 25, 2022
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeWed 1610-1800
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionUnit 1: The dynamics of family change in China
Unit 2: To marry or to divorce?
Unit 3: Gender roles in family
Unit 4: Intergenerational relationship
Unit 5: Family planning policy
Course Outline030301D38
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsN/A
Points to Note for StudentsFor senior and graduate students (studied more than 2 years)
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Journalism and Communication
Course TeacherXU Meimei
Language of InstructionEnglish
First Day of ClassSep 5, 2022
Last Day of ClassDec 25, 2022
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeFri 1400-1550
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionIs 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.
Course Outline05000870
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsN/A
Points to Note for StudentsN/A
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Liberal Arts
Course TeacherWANG Ling
Language of InstructionChinese
First Day of ClassSep 5, 2022
Last Day of ClassDec 25, 2022
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeWed 1610-1800
Time ZoneUTC+8
Course DescriptionThis course is an oral skills training course, which aims at developing students' daily communication skills. At the beginning, this course focuses on speech intonations and simple daily conversation training, and then gradually turns to develop students' dialogue ability and segmental expression ability. Students are guided to have a plenty of practice in oral communication at class. After the course, They will be able to use basic sentence patterns in Chinese to conduct daily conversations. Their communicative competence in Chinese will be improved.
Course Outline70000050
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsNon-native Chinese speakers ONLY
Points to Note for StudentsFor elementary Chinese language learner.
Number of Credits2
Offering DepartmentSchool of Liberal Arts
Course TeacherWANG Ling
Language of InstructionChinese
First Day of ClassSep 5, 2022
Last Day of ClassDec 25, 2022
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue 1610-1800
Time ZoneUTC+8
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.
Course Outline70000090
Course Prerequisites/RestrictionsNon-native Chinese speakers ONLY
Points to Note for StudentsFor advanced Chinese language learner.(HSK 5.0 suggested)


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