Bass Connections Courses

These semester-long courses offer students a structure to gain expertise in addressing complex societal problems from a variety of academic and professional perspectives.

Brain & Society

  • Bio Bases of Behavior
  • Drugs and the Law
  • On Suffering: How Science and Stories Shape Us 
  • Sex/Gender - Nature/Nurture: Intersections of Biology and Society
  • Neuroethics
  • Music and the Brain

Information, Society & Culture

  • Bass Connections ISC/ISS Gateway - Information, Society & Culture
  • History of Art Markets
  • Fundamentals of Web-based Multimedia Communications
  • Current Technologies in Genomics and Precision Medicine
  • Performance and Technology
  • Digital Durham
  • Research Capstone

Global Health

  • Fundamentals of Global Health
  • Global Displacement: Voix Francophones
  • Women’s Health and Technologies
  • Global Health Policy: Transforming Evidence into Action
  • Global Health Service, Research and Ethics
  • History of Global Health
  • Conservation, Infectious Disease and Human Health
  • Introduction to mHealth
  • Intercontinental Engineering Design
  • Global Health Policy: Transforming Evidence into Action

Education & Human Development

  • Social Science Research Lab
  • Open Knowledge and Education Innovation
  • The Politics of Education  

Energy & Environment

  • History of Energy Use and Power Generation
  • Sustainable Energy Project: Engineering Design and Communication
  • Modern Energy Systems for a Changing World
  • Emerging Materials and Technologies for Energy Future
  • Integrating Environmental Science and Policy
  • U.N. Climate Change Negotiation Practicum
  • Renewables and the World's Poor

Bass Connections Open

  • Engineering Design and Communication
  • Stories for Social Change: Confronting Sexual and Domestic Violence at Duke and in Durham
  • Managing Networks
  • The Challenge for Business and Society: From Risk to Reward
  • Introductory Machine Learning for Data Science