Courses

Bass Connections courses incorporate elements of our model – team-based, applied learning around societal challenges; interdisciplinary inquiry; and sometimes vertical integration – into a semester-long course. Through these courses, students can gain expertise in addressing complex societal problems within teams. Students can browse courses below or search for them in DukeHub using the Course Attribute feature in DukeHub and selecting Bass Connections under the “Interest Area” field.

Faculty who currently teach a course that aligns with this model are invited to reach out to us to discuss how we might spotlight the course. Faculty who are interested in integrating collaborative projects into a course can find resources and example syllabi in our Collaborative Project Courses: Course Design Resource Center and can participate in our Collaborative Project Courses Faculty Fellows Program

Brain and Society
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
NEUROSCI 102
(Fall 2021)
Biological Bases of Behavior- Team-based Learning Minna Ng PSY 107
NEUROSCI 153FS
(Fall 2021)
Drugs and the Law Nicole Schramm-Sapyta PUBPOL 185FS, SCISOC 153FS
WRITING 101-01, 101-02, 101-03
(Fall 2021)
Collaborations in Neuroscience Emily Parks
PSY 340S-01
(Spring 2021)
Educational Neuroscience Minna Ng NEUROSCI 340S-01
NEUROSCI 595
(Spring 2021)
Language, Music and Dementia: Neuroscience Approaches Edna Andrews LINGUIST 595, MUSIC 595
Education and Human Development
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
EHD 290S-02
(Spring 2021)
Social Science Research Lab: Evaluating Healthcare Innovation Jessica Sperling SCISOC 290
HISTORY 366S
(Fall 2021)
Latinx Social Movements Cecilia Márquez LSGS 366S-01
CHILDPOL 490S-01
(Fall 2021)
Applied Collaborative Research on Early Childhood Katie Rosanbalm Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
Energy and Environment
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
ENERGY 89S
(Spring 2021)
Energy & Society Tom Cinq-Mars
EGR 95FS
(Fall 2021)
Sustainable Energy Project: Engineering Design and Communication Rebecca Simmons
EGR 95FS-01
(Fall 2021)
Emerging Materials and Technologies for Energy Future Nico Hotz
ENERGY 190FS-01
(Fall 2021)
Modern Energy Systems for a Changing World Brian Murray
ENERGY 190FS-02
(Fall 2021)
History of Energy Use and Power Generation Tom Cinq-Mars HISTORY 190FS
ENVIRON 201
(Spring 2021)
Integrating Environmental Science and Policy William Pan
ENVIRON 245-01
(Spring 2021)
Theory and Practice Sustainability Charlotte Clark, Tavey Capps SUSTAIN 245-01, Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
ENERGY 590-50
(Spring 2021)
Introduction to Solar Project Development Luana Lima ENVIRON 590-50
ENVIRON  590-01
(Fall 2021)
Is it Worth It? Evaluating Environmental Programs Charlotte Clark Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
ENVIRON  590D-001
(Spring 2021)
Eyes in the Sky: Modern Remote Sensing from Satellites to Drones David Johnston, Jennifer Swenson
Global Health
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
GLHLTH 101D
(Fall 2021)
Fundamentals of Global Health Sumedha Ariely
WRITING 101-
(Spring 2021)
Preventing Pandemics: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Preparedness Miranda Welsh
BME 230L
(Spring 2021)
Women's Health and Technologies Nimmi Ramanujam GLHLTH 230L, Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
FRENCH 325S
(Fall 2021)
Global Displacement: Voix Francophones Deborah Reisinger ICS 332, GLHLTH 325S, RIGHTS 325S, Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
GLHLTH 215-01
(Fall 2021)
Case Studies in Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Megan Huchko GSF 220-01
GLHLTH 273S-01
(Fall 2021)
Entrepreneurial Problem Solving in Global Health Dennis Clements I&E 263S-01
GLHLTH 306
(Spring 2021)
Global Health Policy: Transforming Evidence into Action Jonathan Dickinson Quick, Osondu Ogbuoji PUBPOL 324
GLHLTH 341
(Fall 2021)
Ethics of Infectious Disease Control Kearsley Stewart ICS 299, SCISOC 341, RIGHTS 341
GLHLTH 373
(Spring 2021)
Global Health Ethics in Research Sumedha Ariely
EVANTH 590S-01
(Fall 2021)
Evolutionary Medicine and Zoonotic Disease: Understanding Pandemics Charlie Nunn
GLHLTH 755
(Spring 2021)
Global Health Policy: Transforming Evidence into Action Gavin Yamey
Information Society and Culture
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
ISS 110
(Fall 2021)
Information, Society & Culture Astrid Giugni PHIL 110, COMPSCI 110, PUBPOL 110
ARTHIST 231
(Fall 2021)
History of Art Markets Hans Van Miegroet ECON 344, VMS 242
BIOLOGY 325-01
(Fall 2021)
Current Technologies in Genomics and Precision Medicine Greg Wray, Susanne Haga MGM 325
COMPSCI 333-01
(Fall 2021)
Algorithms in the Real World Brandon Fain
COMPSCI 390
(Fall 2021)
Collaborative Projects in Computer Science Robert Duvall and Brandon Fain
ISS 376
(Spring 2021)
Performance and Technology Martin Brooke, Thomas DeFrantz DANCE 308, THEATRST 364, ECE 364
MATH 238L
(Fall 2021)
Fundamentals of Data Analysis and Decision Science Stacy Tantum
SOCIOL 347
(Spring 2021)
Managing Networks James Moody, Lisa Keister
Bass Connections Open
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
CULANTH 389S
(Fall 2021)
Food, Culture and Society Luciana Fellin ROMST 388S-01, SOCIOL 388S-01, ITALIAN 388SS-01
EGR 101L
(Fall 2021)
Engineering Design and Communication Multiple
HISTORY 235
(Fall 2021)
Drugs, Chemicals and Health Evan Hepler-Smith ICS 237, GLHLTH 235
I&E 252
(Fall 2021)
Learning to Fail Amanda Starling Gould
I&E 290-03
(Fall 2021)
Innovation, Product and Design Edward Timke and Megan Kelly Deyncourt CULANTH 290-03, ETHICS 290-03
I&E 295S-01
(Spring 2021)
Arts Entrepreneurship Douglas Green, John Supko MUSIC 295S-01, I&E 295S-10, DANCE 201S-01, THEATREST 312S-01, DOCST 295S-01, ARTSVIS 295S-01, VMS 295S
ISS 315-01
(Fall 2021)
Mapping History with Geographic Information Systems Ed Triplett VMS 304-10, ARTHIST 315-01
PHIL 204
(Fall 2021)
The Modern Canon: Listening to Neglected Voices Andrew Janiak
PUBPOL 301
(Spring 2021)
Political Analysis for Public Policy-making Deondra Rose POLSCI 310
ECE 495-08
(Fall 2021)
Introduction to Robotics Siobhan Oca ME 490-08
NURSING 484-001
(Spring 2021)
Interprofessional Care of the Critically Ill Patient across the Lifespan  Lisa S Lewis, Margory A Molloy, Christina Rae Leonard
I&E 510
(Spring 2021)
Social Innovation Practicum Matt Nash, Paul Bloom PUBPOL 511, Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
I&E 590-02
(Fall 2020)
New Ventures Clinic-Healthcare Rob Hallford, Sharlini Sankaran
PUBPOL 830-12
(Spring 2021)
The Role of the Federal Reserve in Community Development Pope McCorkle
PUBPOL 850
(Spring 2021)
Using Human-centered Design Tom Allin, Blythe Meyer Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course