Every semester, Duke offers a variety of courses focused on East Asia in multiple academic disciplines. These courses can be used to meet minor, major, certificate, and/or degree requirements. 

An interdisciplinary track EAS MA student who wishes to take a course that is not on the approved list below must meet with the DGS and gain approval from the DGS so that the course can count toward the MA degree. There must be a written record of this approval such as an e-mail or a signed document confirming that the DGS has approved the course. 

Course descriptions and schedules for current and prospective students are available at DukeHub.
Consult your adviser for additional information about any courses listed below.

East Asian Studies Courses, Fall 2017
Course #, Title, Instructor

AMES 332S, Storyworlds, Eileen Chow
AMES 384S/489S, Language and Migration, Eileen Chow
AMES 409, Chinese Im/migration, Carlos Rojas
AMES 431, Modern Chinese Cinema, Guo-Juin Hong
AMES 435S, Chinese Media and Pop Culture, Kang Liu
AMES 438S/549S, Techno-Orientalism, Nayoung Aimee Kwon
AMES 463S/563S, Nightmare Japan, Leo Ching
AMES 490S, Special Topics Visualizing Cultures , Departmental Staff
AMES 495, Collaborative Research (Gamelab intro), Leo Ching, Shai Ginsburg
AMES 580S, Buddhism and Christianity, Richard Jaffe
AMES 631S, Modern Chinese Cinema, Guo-Juin Hong
AMES 738, Theories of Minority Discourse, Carlos Rojas
AMES 790S, Topics in Asian Humanities, Nayoung Aimee Kwon
ARTHIST 378, Chinese Buddhist Art, Stanley Abe
CHINESE 101, First-year Chinese I, Tianshu He
CHINESE 105, First Year Chinese in Review I, Kun Shan (Carolyn) Lee
CHINESE 131, Literacy in Chinese, Departmental Staff
CHINESE 203, Intermediate Chinese, Yan Liu
CHINESE 305, Advanced Chinese, Qiang Zhang
CHINESE 333, Advanced Literacy in Chinese, Chi-Ju Hsieh
CHINES 407S, Issues in Chinese Lang/Soc I, Departmental Staff
CHINESE 435S, Readings in Contemp Chinese Lit I, Departmental Staff
CHINESE 455, Modern Chinese Culture, Kang Liu
♦ ECON 379, Emerging Markets, Giovanni Zanalda
ECON 881, Topics in Applied Microecon, Daniel Xu
GLHLTH 761S, Demographic Measures/Concepts, Maria-Giovanna Merli
♦ HISTORY 101, Introduction to Global History, Prasenjit Duara
♦ HISTORY 159S, Gtwy Sem: Grandparents (Seminar), Simon Partner
HISTORY 227, Emergence of Modern Japan, Simon Partner
HISTORY 323, China and the Silk Roads, Sucheta Mazumdar
HISTORY 507S, Asian Studies: Fields & Methods, Sucheta Mazumdar
JPN 101, Elementary Japanese, Hitomi Endo
JPN 203, Intermediate Japanese, Naoko Kurokawa
JPN 305, Advanced Japanese, Azusa Saito
JPN 471S, Topics in Classical Japanese, John Tucker
JPN 771S, Topics in Classical Japanese, John Tucker
KOREAN 101, Elementary Korean, Barohny Eun
KOREAN 203, Intermediate Korean, Barohny Eun
KOREAN 305, Advanced Korean, Eunyoung Kim
KOREAN 391, Independent Study, Departmental Staff
KOREAN 407S, Issues in Korean Lang/Soc I, Eunyoung Kim
LINGUIST 213FS, The Politics of Language, Gareth Price
LIT 190S, Sp Topics: Intro to Literature Global China, Xuenan Cao
PHIL 263, Chinese Philosophy, David Wong
POLSCI 317S, Global Corruption, Melanie Manion
POLSCI 333S, Democracy and Social Choice, Emerson Niou
POLSCI 726S, Informal Institutions, Melanie Manion
RELIGION 246S, Music in South Asia, Jonathan Kramer
RELIGION 247, T'ai Chi and Chinese Thought, David Need
RELIGION 323, Buddhist Meditation, Richard Jaffe
♦ RELIGION 330S, Atheism and Buddhism, Hwansoo Kim
⇒ RELIGION 580S, Buddhism and Christianity, Richard Jaffe
RELIGION 782, The Next Christendom, Xi Lian
RELIGION783, Xty Other Rel. Cultures, Xi Lian
RELIGION 912S, Theorizing Religion, Hwansoo Kim
SES 370S, Islam in Asia, Mustafa Tuna
SOCIOL 341/541, US, China and the Asian Pacific, Bai Gao
SOCIOL 344, Tech and Org Environments, Bai Gao
SOCIOL 345, Nat/Reg/Global Economy, Mary Hovsepian
SOCIOL 346S, Asians in American Higher Ed, Li-Chen Chin
SOCIOL 730S, Prosem: Compa/Hst Sociol, Gary Gereffi
TIBETAN 101, Elementary Tibetan, Rinzin Dorjee
TIBETAN 203, Intermediate Tibetan, Rinzin Dorjee
TIBETAN 701, Elementary Tibetan I, Rinzin Dorjee
TIBETAN 703, Intermediate Tibetan I, Rinzin Dorjee
VMS 525S, Camera Asia, Sumathi Ramaswamy, Gennifer Weisenfeld


**All assignments must be done on East Asia to be applied to the MA in East Asian Studies or Undergraduate Certificate.

⇒ These courses count as capstone courses for the undergraduate certificate in East Asian Studies.

These courses count as gateway courses for the undergraduate certificate in East Asian Studies.

Fall 2016 Course Archive