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.

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 2023)
Biological Bases of Behavior (Team-based Learning) Minna Ng PSY 107
NEUROSCI 102
(Spring 2024)
Biological Bases of Behavior (Team-based Learning) Minna Ng PSY 107
NEUROSCI 153FS
(Fall 2023)
Drugs and the Law Nicole Schramm-Sapyta PUBPOL 185FS, SCISOC 153FS
WRITING 101
(Spring 2024)
Neuroscience and Society Emily Parks
WRITING 101
(Fall 2023)
Neuroscience and Society Emily Parks
NEUROSCI 267
(Spring 2024)
Neuroethics Scott Huettel, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong PSY 278, PHIL 353, ETHICS 269
NEUROSCI 278
(Fall 2023)
Sex/Gender - Nature/Nurture: Intersections of Biology and Society Ara Wilson, Christina Williams GSF 278, CULANTH 278, PSY 226, SXL 278
NEUROSCI 595
(Spring 2024)
Language, Music and Dementia: Neuroscience Approaches Edna Andrews LINGUIST 595, MUSIC 595
Energy and Environment
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
ENERGY 89S
(Spring 2024)
Energy & Society Tom Cinq-Mars
EGR 95FS
(Fall 2023)
Emerging Materials and Technologies for Energy Future Nico Hotz
ENERGY 178FS
(Fall 2023)
Energy Policy for a Changing World Brian Murray
ENERGY 188FS
(Fall 2023)
History of Energy Use and Power Generation Tom Cinq-Mars
ENVIRON 201
(Spring 2024)
Integrating Environmental Science and Policy William Pan
ENVIRON 245
(Spring 2024)
The Theory and Practice of Sustainability Charlotte Clark SUSTAIN 245, Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
ENVIRON 335A
(Spring 2024)
Drones in Marine Biology, Ecology and Conservation David Johnston BIOLOGY 335A, MARSCI 335A
ETHICS 288S
(Spring 2024)
Ethical Dimensions of Environmental Policy Brianna K. Jowers GLHLTH 248S-01, PUBPOL 262S-01
ENERGY 588
(Spring 2024)
A Practical Introduction to Solar Energy Project Development in The U.S. Luana Lima, Scott Newell Starr ENVIRON 588-01
ENVIRON 554
(Spring 2024)
Rainforest Engineering Martin Brooke, Stuart Pimm ECE 534
ENVIRON 592
(Fall 2023)
U.N. Climate Change Negotiation Practicum Jackson Ewing, Gabriela Nagle Alverio, Ina Liao PUBPOL 592
ENVIRON  558L
(Fall 2023)
Remote Sensing for Environmental Analysis Jennifer Swenson
Global Health
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
GLHLTH 101
(Spring 2024)
Fundamentals of Global Health Sara LeGrand
GLHLTH 101
(Fall 2023)
Fundamentals of Global Health Sumedha Ariely
WRITING 101
(Spring 2024)
Preventing Pandemics Miranda Welsh
WRITING 101
(Fall 2023)
Preventing Pandemics Miranda Welsh
FRENCH 325S
(Fall 2023)
Global Displacement: Voix Francophones Deborah Reisinger ICS 332S, GLHLTH 325S, RIGHTS 325S, Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
GLHLTH 215
(Fall 2023)
Case Studies in Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Megan Huchko GSF 220
GLHLTH 273S
(Fall 2023)
Entrepreneurial Problem Solving in Global Health Dennis Clements I&E 263S-01, HLTHPOL 263S
GLHLTH 306
(Spring 2024)
Global Health Policy: Transforming Evidence into Action Wenhui Mao, Jonathan Dickinson Quick PUBPOL 324, HLTHPOL 304
GLHLTH 341
(Fall 2023)
Ethics of Infectious Disease Control Kearsley Stewart ICS 299, SCISOC 341, RIGHTS 341
GLHLTH 373
(Spring 2024)
Global Health Ethics in Research Sumedha Ariely ICS 349, RIGHTS 375
GLHLTH 750
(Spring 2024)
Health Systems in Low and Middle Income Countries Osondu Ogbuoji
GLHLTH 755
(Spring 2024)
Global Health Policy: Transforming Evidence into Action Gavin Yamey
Health Policy and Innovation
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
DOCST 331S
(Fall 2023)
U.S. Women's Health Post-Roe Wesley Hogan RIGHTS 337S, PUBPOL 332S, GLHLTH 331S, GSF 233S
NURSING 484
(Spring 2024)
Interprofessional Care of the Critically Ill Patient Christina Leonard
NURSING 488
(Fall 2023)
Interprofessional Care of the Critically Ill Adult Patient Christina Leonard
I&E 590
(Fall 2023)
New Ventures Clinic-Healthcare Rob Hallford
OTD 606
(Fall 2023)
Occupational Therapy Capstone Project I Campbell Mikush
OTD 617
(Spring 2024)
Occupational Therapy Capstone Project II Campbell Mikush
I&E 720
(Fall 2023)
Design in Healthcare I Eric Richardson
I&E 721
(Spring 2024)
Design in Healthcare II Eric Richardson
Information Society and Culture
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
ISS 110
(Fall 2023)
Information, Society & Culture Astrid Giugni PHIL 110, COMPSCI 110, PUBPOL 110
ARTHIST 231
(Fall 2023)
History of Art Markets Hans Van Miegroet ECON 344, VMS 242
ARTHIST 231
(Spring 2024)
History of Art Markets Hans Van Miegroet ECON 344, VMS 242
ARTHIST 305L
(Spring 2024)
Virtual Museums: Theories and Methods of 21st-century Museums Maurizio Forte ARTSVIS 305L, VMS 332L, ISS 305L, CLST 240L
BIOLOGY 325
(Fall 2023)
Current Technologies in Genomics and Precision Medicine Greg Wray, Susanne Haga MGM 325
ISS 240L
(Fall 2023)
Fundamentals of Web-based Multimedia Communications Richard Lucic, Mark Olson or Victoria Szabo VMS 288L, AMI 325L, CMAC 240L
ISS 356S
(Spring 2024)
Digital Durham Phil Stern, Victoria Szabo VMS 358S, EDUC 356S, HISTORY 382S
SOCIOL 347
(Spring 2024)
Managing Networks James Moody
STA 313L
(Spring 2024)
Advanced Data Visualization Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel ISS 313L
ISS 495S
(Spring 2024)
Research Capstone Astrid Giugni
ARTHIST 508S
(Spring 2024)
Art and Markets Hans Van Miegroet VMS 567S, ECON 551S
ARTHIST 580S
(Fall 2023)
Interdisciplinary Digital Humanities Victoria Szabo HCVIS 580S, VMS 580S, ISS 580S, CMAC 580S
ISS 758S
(Spring 2024)
Digital Durham Phil Stern, Victoria Szabo EDUC 758S, HISTORY 758S, CMAC 758S
Race and Society
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
EDUC 101
(Fall 2023)
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education Amy Anderson, Timothy Holcomb, Susan Wynn Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
EDUC 101
(Spring 2024)
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education Javier Wallace Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
PSY 104
(Fall 2023)
Social Psychology Cristina Salvador
EDUC 307S
(Spring 2024)
Issues of Education and Immigration Rebecca Amelia Ewing SPANISH 307S, LSGS 307S, Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
SOCIOL 222
(Fall 2023)
Just Laws: Inequalities in the U.S. Legal System Jenifer Hamil-Luker
SPANISH 316S
(Fall 2023)
Global Humanities in Spanish Joseph Mulligan
SPANISH 316S
(Spring 2024)
Global Humanities in Spanish Joseph Mulligan
BCS 806
(Fall 2023)
Segregated Sundays: Church, Race, Class and Caste Valerie Cooper RELIGION 768S
Bass Connections Open
Number Title Instructor Cross-listings
EGR 101L
(Spring 2024)
Engineering Design and Communication Michael Rizk
EGR 101L
(Fall 2023)
Engineering Design and Communication Ann Saterbak
EGR 102L
(Spring 2024)
Design to Deliver Ann Saterbak
WRITING 101-19
(Spring 2024)
Writing at Duke: 1924-2024 Rhiannon Scharnhorst
CHILDPOL 325S
(Spring 2024)
Equity in Early Childhood Programs and Policies Charla Lawrence, Whitney McCoy PUBPOL 325S
ECE 383
(Fall 2023)
Introduction to Robotics and Automation Siobhan Oca ME 442
I&E 252
(Fall 2023)
Learning to Fail Aaron Dinin CMAC 252, ISS 252
I&E 290
(Fall 2023)
Designing Ethical Tech Aria Chernik
PUBPOL 213
(Spring 2024)
Arts Policy, Leadership and Engagement Andrew Nurkin THEATRST 231, ARTHIST 228, ARTSVIS 228, DANCE 202, ECON 246, MUSIC 230, I&E 230
PUBPOL 290
(Spring 2024)
Who's in Charge at Duke?: Leading at Duke in the 20th Century Andrew Nurkin HISTORY 290
PUBPOL 301
(Spring 2024)
Political Analysis for Public Policy-making Philip Napoli POLSCI 310
CULANTH 470S
(Spring 2024)
Capstone: Research in Human Rights Nancy MacLean and/or James Chappel ENVIRON 470S, HISTORY 488S, RIGHTS 470S
DANCE 462
(Spring 2024)
Performing Social Choreography Michael Klein
CHILDPOL 532S
(Fall 2023)
Community-Based Research on Early Childhood Policy and Practice Katie Rosanbalm Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course, PUBPOL 532S
GSF 590S
(Spring 2024)
The Feminist 1970s Ara Wilson
I&E 510
(Fall 2023)
Social Innovation Practicum Kevin Hoch PUBPOL 511, Service-Learning/Community-Engaged Course
PUBPOL 590S-03
(Fall 2023)
The Challenge for Business and Society: From Risk to Reward Stanley Litow
PUBPOL 590S-04
(Fall 2023)
The Politics of Education Stanley Litow
PUBPOL 816
(Fall 2023)
Ethics and Policy-Making Catherine Admay GLHLTH 840
PUBPOL 816
(Spring 2024)
Ethics and Policy-Making Catherine Admay GLHLTH 840
PUBPOL 850
(Spring 2024)
Using Human-Centered Design Aria Chernik, Zach Osborne
PUBPOL 890
(Fall 2023)
Evaluation Design and Practice Jessica Sperling