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, FALL 2020

EAST ASIAN STUDIES

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
AMES 165S The World of Japanese Pop Culture  Leo Ching  CULANTH 365S
AMES 195S Rethinking Asia and Me Erdag Goknar  
AMES 233 Global Chinese Cities Carlos Rojas ICS 302, VMS 237, AMI 269
AMES 272T Voices in the Environment Yan Liu  
**AMES 240 Games and Culture  Leo Ching & Shai Ginsburg  
AMES 335 Chinatowns: A Cultural History Eileen Chow HISTORY 228
AMES 372/672 Two Koreas Aimee Kwon HISTORY 473, CULANTH 473
**AMES 432S Storyworlds Eileen Chow ICS 333S, AMI 338S
AMES 435S Chinese Media and Pop Culture Kang Liu POLSCI 435S, ISS 435S
AMES 410S/610S Trauma in Asia Aimee Kwon  
AMES 631 National Cinemas Guo-Juin Hong AMI 632, VMS 632, LIT 632
AMES 790S Topics in Asian Humanities Carlos Rojas  
 

Art History

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
ARTHIST 232 Japanese Art, 1600 to the Present Nicole Gaglia  
 

Chinese

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
CHINESE 101 First-Year Chinese Dept. Staff  
CHINESE 105 First-Year Chinese in Review I Chi-Ju Hsieh  
CHINESE 131 First-Year Chinese for Bilingual Learners Departmental Staff  
CHINESE 203 Intermediate Chinese Departmental Staff  
CHINESE 305D Advanced Chinese Departmental Staff  
CHINESE 331D Modern Chinese Media Tianshu He  
CHINESE 332 Chinese Translation Yan Liu  
CHINESE 333 Advanced Chinese: Bilingual Learners Shu-Ting Hsu  
CHINESE 407S Issues in Chinese Lang/Soc I Shu-Ting Hsu  
CHINESE 435S Chinese in the Humanities I Departmental Staff  
CHINESE 455 Modern Chinese Culture Kang Liu  
 

Cultural Anthropology

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**CULANTH 278 Sex/Gender - Nature/Nurture: Intersections of Biology and Society Ara Wilson, Christina Williams GSF 278, PSY 226
CULANTH 341 Life and Death Anne Allison SOCIOL 351, ICS 353
CULANTH 360 Global Apple Ralph Litzinger AMES 360, LIT 361, ICS 369, SOCIOL 360
CULANTH 423 Sex and Money Anne Allison  
**CULANTH 751S Theorizing the Anthropocene Ralph Litzinger  
 

EAST ASIAN STUDIES

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
EAS 700 East Asian Studies Core Course Simon Partner RELIGION 700, HIST 707
 

Education

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
EDUC 345S Asians in American Higher Education Li-Chen Chin SOCIOL 346S
 

Economics

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**ECON 305 History Int Fin & Mon Crises Giovanni Zanalda  
 

History

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
HISTORY 101 Intro to Global History Prasenjit Duara  
HISTORY 135 Silk Roads and China Sucheta Mazumdar AMES 207, RELIGION 181, MEDREN 135
HISTORY 226 Ancient and Early Modern Japan Simon Partner AMES 167
HISTORY 239 History of Chinese Medicine Nicole Elizabeth Barnes AMES 142, GLHLTH 142
HISTORY 384 China Since 1949 Nicole Elizabeth Barnes  
HISTORY 454S Globalizing Asia Sucheta Mazumdar AMES 437S, ICS 412S
 

Japanese

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
JPN 101 Elementary Japanese Naoko Kurokawa  
JPN 203 Intermediate Japanese Azusa Saito  
JPN 305 Advanced Japanese Yunchuan Chen  
 

Korean

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
KOREAN 101 Elementary Korean Barohny Eun  
KOREAN 203 Intermediate Korean Eunyoung Kim  
KOREAN 305 Advanced Korean Eunyoung Kim  
KOREAN 455S Korean Politics and Society: Nat'l Identity & Music Mod Kor Jung Min Lee  
 

Linguistics

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**LINGUIST 201 Intro to Linguistics Gareth Price  
**LINGUIST  217FS Language, Thought, and Culture Gareth Price, Luciana Fellin  
LINGUIST 315S Japanese as a Second Language Yunchuan Chen AMES 310S
 

LITERATURE

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
LIT 426S France-Asia: Globalized Context Anne-Gaelle Saliot AMES 426S, FRENCH 426S, ICS 413S
LIT 490S China as World Picture  Rey Chow AMES 490S, VMS 490S
 

Music

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
MUSIC 210 Chinese Music Ensemble Jennifer Chang, Hsiao-Mei Ku AMES 145
MUSIC 234 Sound and Society in East Asia Departmental Staff AMES 120
 

Philosophy

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
PHIL 263 Chinese Philosophy David Wong AMES 275
**PHIL 502S Comparative Ethics David Wong  
 

Political Science

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**POLSCI 229 Institutions and Self Governance  Emerson Niou  
**POLSCI 231D Intro to Tools of Political Risk Analysis Eddy Malesky   
**POLSCI 317 Global Corruption Melanie Manion  
**POLSCI 333S Democracy and Social Choice  Emerson Niou  
POLSCI 338 Political Economy of SE Asia Eddy Malesky   
 

Public Policy

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**PUBPOL 290S Population, Health and Policy Maria-Giovanna Merli  
**PUBPOL 840S Demographic Measures/Concepts  Maria-Giovanna Merli GLHLTH 761S
 

Religion

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
RELIGION 120 Buddhism Rebecca Mendelson AMES 114
RELIGION 247 Tai-Chi and Chinese Thought David Need AMES 247, DANCE 255
RELIGION 257 Four Funerals and a Wedding Anna Sun AMES 257
RELIGION 328 Buddhism and Sexuality David Need AMES 286, ICS 389
RELIGION 775S Sociology of Religion Anna Sun SOCIOL 775S
**RELIGION 782 The Next Christendom Xi Lian  
RELIGION 783 XTY Other Religious Cultures Xi Lian WXTIAN 816
 

Slavic & Eurasian Studies

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**SES 375S Social Engineering and Social Movements in Eastern Europe and Asia  Mustafa O Tuna PUBPOL 282S, POLSCI 359S
**SES 388S Illiberal Nondemocracies: Focus on Eastern Europe and Asia Mustafa O Tuna PUBPOL 317S, POLSCI 301S
 

Sociology

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
SOCIOL 341/541 The US and Asian Pacific Region Bai Gao  
**SOCIOL 344 Technology and Organizational Environments Bai Gao  
**SOCIOL 345 Nat/Reg/Global Economy Mary Hovsepian  
 

** = 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

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