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Common Courses
Basic Courses
Electives - Business
Culture & Society
       The common courses are offered by the International College and are mandatory to all foreign graduates at Zhejiang University.
Public Chinese (Beginner/Intermediate)2 Cr.
China Survey3 Cr.
Note: MCS students are exempt from the public course “China Survey” because the content is already covered in the MCS curriculum. All students still need to submit the required report in order to obtain the 3 credits
       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.
Social Research Methods2 Cr.
Intercultural Competence2 Cr.
Academic Writing1 Cr.
Series of Overseas China Studies2 Cr.
Lecture Series of China Studies1 Cr.
China Studies Seminar3 Cr.
Practice in China (YES program only)2 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.
Electives: Chinese Business Studies
Innovation Management2 Cr.
China's Enterprise Management2 Cr.
Introduction to Public Policy and Science/Technology/Innovation Policy2 Cr.
China’s Finance Market and Fintech2 Cr.
Chinese Business Culture2 Cr.
Topics on China’s Economic Development & Policy1 Cr.
Chinese Macro Economy and Social Development2 Cr.
At least 3 Months Internship
Electives: Chinese Culture and Society
History of Chinese Civilization2 Cr.
Modern China: Culture and Society2 Cr.
Chinese Intellectual History*2 Cr.
Media China: Social Control & Social Change2 Cr.
Family and Society in Contemporary China2 Cr.
Topic on Contemporary Chinese Education1 Cr.
Social Policy and Social Security in China2 Cr.
Social Research Project