Courses and Academic Programs

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
  • 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
  • Virtual Museums: Theories and Methods of 21st-century Museums
  • History of Art Markets
  • Web-based Multimedia Communications
  • Research Capstone
  • Performance and Technology
  • Digital Durham
Global Health
  • History of Global Health
  • Global Nutrition: Over and Undernutrition in Developing Countries
  • Global Health Policy: Transforming Evidence into Action
  • Global Health Research and Ethics
  • Introduction to mHealth
  • Engineering and Anthropology of Biomedical Engineering Design in Uganda
  • Women’s Health and Technologies
  • Global Health Policy: Transforming Evidence into Action
Education & Human Development
  • Social Science Radio Workshop
  • Open Knowledge and Education Innovation
  • Environment and Conflict
  • Regulation and Emerging Technologies
  • UN Climate Change Negotiation Practicum
  • Integrating Environmental Science and Policy
Other Bass Connections Courses
  • Stories for Social Change: Confronting Sexual and Domestic Violence at Duke and in Durham
  • Regulation and Emerging Technologies
  • Managing Networks
  • Introductory Machine Learning for Data Science
  • Applications of Genome Sciences and Medicine

Academic Programs, Certificates and Concentrations

For interested students, the following majors, minors, graduate programs, certificates and concentrations align with four of the Bass Connections themes.

Brain & Society
Information, Society & Culture
Global Health