Courses

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. Duke students are also eligible to enroll in classes at the University of North Carolina. Details on receiving credit can be found on the Registrar's website.  

An EAS MA student who wishes to take an undergraduate-level course must meet with the DGS and gain approval. Students must fill out the Permission to Enroll in A Course Below the 500 Level Form and submit it to The Graduate School before 5:00 p.m. two business days before the last day of the drop/add period. As of Summer 2018, undergraduate courses will not be applicable towards the requirements for a graduate degree (courses previously approved under prior policy will still be accepted towards degree requirements).

If a desired course is not listed as an East Asia course, EAS MA students can petition the DGS to count the course toward the degree requirement if at least 1/3 of the graded work (such as exams, weekly writing assignments, and mid-term or final papers) is on East Asia. Students must fill out the Request to Take Unlisted East Asian Courses Form and submit it to the DGSA before 5:00 p.m. two business days before the last day of the drop/add period.

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

Click here for current gateway and capstone courses for the Undergraduate Certificate.

East Asian Studies Courses, Spring 2021

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
AMES 162 Anime: Forms and Mutations William Carroll  VMS 216
AMES 190S Special Topics: Korean Pop Music Jung-Min Mina Lee MUS 190S-03
AMES 276S Introduction to Asian American and Diaspora Studies Ryanson Ku HIST 274S; LIT 275S; ICS 286S
AMES 336 Chinese Science Fiction Carlos Rojas  
AMES 426S  France-Asia: Cultural Transfers and Translations in a Globalized Context Anne-Gaelle Saliot FRENCH 426S; LIT 426S; ICS 413S
**AMES 432S Storyworlds: The Art, Technology, and Pleasure of Narrative Eileen Chow VMS 384S; ICS 333S
AMES 456S Chinese Culture and Ideology Kang Liu POLSCI 456S
AMES 511 Documentary and East Asian Cultures Guo-Juin Hong, William Carroll DOCST 511; ICS 513
AMES 518S Approaches and Practices in Second Language Pedagogy Hae-Young Kim LINGUIST 518S; EDUC 518S
AMES 560S Reading the Chinese Novel Carlos Rojas AMES 560S
AMES 605 East Asian Cultural Studies Leo Ching CULANTH 605; LIT 571; ICS 605
**AMES 631 National Cinemas Guo-Juin Hong AMI 632; LIT 632; VMS 632
 

Art History

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
ARTHIST  432S From the Art of the Pleasure Quarters to Tokyo Pop Gennifer Weisenfeld VMS 432S
ARTHIST  588S Sculpture Europe to China Stanley Abe VMS 588S
ARTHIST  724S Copies and Duplication Stanley Abe  
 

Chinese

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
CHINESE 101 First-Year Chinese I Departmental Staff  
CHINESE 102 First-Year Chinese II Departmental Staff  
CHINESE 204 Intermediate Chinese Yan Liu, Ya-Chuan Chou  
CHINESE 205 Intermed-Mid Chinese Chi-Ju Hsieh, Jia Yan  
CHINESE 232 Intermed-Chinese for Bilingual Learners Chi-Ju Hsieh, Jia Yan  
CHINESE 306 Advanced Chinese II Chi-Ju Hsieh  
CHINESE 321S Business/Interculture in China Shu Ting Hsu  
CHINESE 333 Advanced Chinese for Bilingual Learners Shu Ting Hsu  
CHINESE 408S Issues in Chinese Lang/Soc II Shu Zhang  
CHINESE 450S Understanding China & the US Yan Liu  
CHINESE 456 Topics in Chinese Culture and Society Kang Liu  
 

Cultural Anthropology

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**CULANTH 210 Global Culture Engseng Ho AMES 210; VMS 247
CULANTH 240 Love & Loneliness Anne Allison ETHICS 240; SOCIOL 240; ICS 250
CULANTH 360 Global Apple Ralph Litzinger AMES 360; LIT 361; SOCIOL 360
CULANTH 419S Global Environmentalism and the Politics of Nature Christine Folch  
**CULANTH  744S Mobility Engseng Ho  
CULANTH 751S Theorizing the Anthropocene Ralph Litzinger  
 

EAST ASIAN STUDIES

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
EAS 791 Reading Top: Independent Study Departmental Staff  
 

Education

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
 

Economics

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
ECON 379 Emerging Markets: Finance, Trade, Institutions and the World Economy Giovanni Zanalda ICS 379
 

History

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
HISTORY 183S GTWY SEM: Civil Rights/Asian American Sucheta Mazumdar AMES 187S; ICS 183S; PUBPOL 175S
**HISTORY 201 Globalization And History Giovanni Zanalda PUBPOL 236
**HISTORY 203 History of Global Health Margaret Humphreys GLHLTH 203
**HISTORY 216S Between Moscow, Beijing, Delhi Mustafa Tuna  
HISTORY 220 China Antiquity to 1400 Sucheta Mazumdar AMES 136
HISTORY 227 Emergence of Modern Japan Departmental Staff AMES 169
HISTORY  239 History of Chinese Medicine Nicole Barnes AMES 142; GLHLTH 142
**HISTORY 548S Global History of Medicine Nicole Barnes GSF 584; GLHLTH 548
**HISTORY 790S Topics in Global Connections Prasenjit Duara  
 

Japanese

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
JPN 102 Elementary Japanese Naoko Kurokawa  
JPN 204 Intermediate Japanese Azusa Saito  
JPN 306 Advanced Japanese Azusa Saito  
JPN 407S Issues in Japanese Lang/Soc I Yunchuan Chen AMES 390S
 

Korean

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
KOREAN 102 Elementary Korean Barohny Eun  
KOREAN 204 Intermediate Korean Eunyoung Kim  
KOREAN 306S Advanced Korean Eunyoung Kim  
KOREAN 407S Issues in Korean Lang/Soc I Hae-Young Kim  
 

Linguistics

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**LINGUIST 202 Languages of the World Dominika Baran  
LINGUIST 315S Japanese as a Second Language Yunchuan Chen AMES 310S
**LINGUIST 471S Language and Politics Gareth Price SOCIOL 471S; SES 484S
 

LITERATURE

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**LIT 320S Social Movements and Social Media Negar Mottahedeh AMES 318S; ICS 320S; VMS 323S
**LIT 625S Comparative Media Studies Negar Mottahedeh AMES  627S; VMS 625S; ISS 615S
 

Music

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
MUSIC 190S - 01 Special Topic in Music: East Asian Film Music  Ka Man, Misty Choi  AMES 190S
MUSIC 190S - 04 Special Topics in Music: Sound, Music and Death Yun Emily Wang CULANTH 290S
MUSIC 190S - 05 Special Topic in Music: Korean Popular Music  Jung Min Lee  AMES 190S
 

Philosophy

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**PHIL 216 Problems in Ethical Theory David Wong   
 

Political Science

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**POLSCI 332 Games and Politics Emerson Niou  
**POLSCI 630 Probability and Regression Edmund Malesky   
**POLSCI 650 Political Economy of International Relations Joseph Grieco  
 

Public Policy

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**PUBPOL 790-03 Special Topics in International Development Policy:
Global Chains
Gary Gereffi, Lukas Brun  
 

Religion

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**RELIGION 120 Buddhism Departmental Staff AMES 114
RELIGION 265 Global Confucianism Anna Sun  
RELIGION 267 Spiritual But Not Religious Anna Sun  
**RELIGION 281 Beat Generation Spirituality David N Need  
RELIGION 327S Tibetan Buddhism David N Need AMES 386S
RELIGION 581S Religion in Modern Asia Richard Jaffe AMES 581S
 

Slavic & Eurasian Studies

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**SES 373S Between Moscow, Beijing and Delhi: Narratives of
Europe and Asia
Mustafa O Tuna ICS 373S; HISTORY 216S
 

SOCIOLOGY

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**SOCIOL 211 Social Inequality Lisa Keister  RIGHTS 211
**SOCIOL 344 Technology and Organizational Environments Bai Gao  
 

THEATER STUDIES 

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
THEATERST 232 Asian American Theater Esther Lee AMES 182; ENGLISH 387
THEATERST 233 Dance and Dance Theater of Asia Purnima Shah AMES 246; DANCE 356; RELIGION 241

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

View Fall 2020 Asian Studies course listings at UNC-Chapel Hill here. 

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