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Common Courses
Basic Courses
Chinese Business Studies 
Chinese Culture & Society


The common courses are offered by the International College and are mandatory to all foreign graduates at Zhejiang University.

Mandarin Language (Beginner/Intermediate)2 Cr.
China Survey3 Cr.


 Basic courses teach the fundamentals in conducting research with lessons on how to do fieldwork, writing academic papers and reports. These courses should prepare students for the initial phase of their thesis. Basic courses also consist of a series of comprehensive lectures on various Chinese topics given by ZJU professors and visiting professors with comprehensive knowledge and expertise within certain areas of China.

Research Methodology & Academic Writing3 Cr.
Lecture Series of China Studies3 Cr.
Note: students may apply for exemption from the courses Social Research Methods and Academic Writing upon presenting documentation of proficient knowledge and competence of the content of the courses.