Duke Immerse: Inequality in the U.S. and China – Spring 2020
Inequality in the U.S. & China explores ethics, economics, social inequality and policy solutions specific to each country. Students will conduct independent research focused on questions of mobility and policy across six domains: employment, education, wealth, health, political participation and treatment by the legal system. Under the visionary leadership of Dr. William “Sandy” Darity, this bi-national Duke Immerse offers Duke undergrads the unique opportunity to engage and study with leading scholars of inequality at Duke University (U.S.) and Renmin University (China). Students will also develop understanding of the configurations of power influencing disparities in both countries, scrutinizing matters of money, race, health, education, history, place and culture. This program includes a 10-day research trip to Beijing, China. The Inequality in the U.S. and China Duke Immerse integrates independent comparative research with cross-cultural exchange and interdisciplinary classroom learning. Immerse students will explore themes of ethics and inequality with Dr. Adam Hollowell as well as educational, economic and political mobility in China with Dr. Kunfeng Pan.
*Class is currently on a waitlist. Check the Duke Immerse page for more updates or future GIRI Duke Immerse course offerings.*