Fall 2023

Researching China

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-317  |  Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-317


Vanessa L. Fong (Section 01)


(Offered as ANTH 317 and ASLC 317) This course teaches students how to design research projects and analyze data about people in China. Students will read about and discuss previous findings from the instructor’s longitudinal project about Chinese only-children and their families, and findings from comparable projects in China and elsewhere. Course assignments will be tailored to the interests, skills, and academic background of each student, so first-year students, sophomores, and students with no Chinese language skills are welcome and just as likely to succeed as juniors, seniors, and students with Chinese language skills. Each student will work not only on assignments suitable for his/her current skills and interests, but also read the work of other students with different skills, interests, and disciplinary knowledge and participate in discussions of their work, so all students will learn about the many different kinds of skills and research methods that can help them gain a better understanding of China.

Requisite: Chinese language skills or ANTH 112, 115, 288, 318, 323, or 332, or a similar course. Admission with consent of the instructor. Limited to 20 students. Fall semester.  Professor Fong.

How to handle overenrollment: Preference will be given to anthropology majors and students who contribute to balance between the different class years represented

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: TBA

ANTH 317 - LEC

Section 01
M 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM CHAP 201
W 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM CHAP 201
F 8:30 AM - 9:20 AM CHAP 201


Other years: Offered in Fall 2013, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Fall 2021, Fall 2023