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.

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

East Asian Studies Courses, Fall 2021

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing

AMES 171

World of Korean Cinema

Aimee Kwon LIT 212, CINE 256, VMS 234, CULANTH 255

AMES 188FS

Games and Culture

Shai GInsburg, Leo Ching  

AMES 195S

Rethinking Asia and Me

Carlos Rojas

 

**AMES 206S

Muslim Ethics and Islamic Law

Mohsen Kadivar

RELIGION 388S, ETHICS 345S

AMES 308S

Bilingualism

Haeyoung Kim

LINGUIST 308S

AMES 335

Chinatowns: A Cultural History

Eileen Chow

HISTORY 228, ICS 336

AMES 390S

J-Horror and Cinephilia

William Carroll

 

AMES 435S

Chinese Media and Pop Culture

Kang Liu

ISS 435S, POLSCI 435S

AMES 551S

Translation: Theory/Praxis

Eileen Chow

LIT 551S

AMES 631

National Cinemas

Guo-Juin Hong

CINE 632, LIT 632, VMS 632

AMES 671

World of Korean Cinema

Nayoung Aimee Kwon

 

AMES 790S

Special Topics in Critical Asian Humanities Methodologies

Carlos Rojas

 
 

Art History

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing

ARTHIST 219

The Tokyo Idea

Gennifer Weisenfeld AMES 258, VMS 219

ARTHIST 790S

Special Topics: Moving Chinese Art

Stanley Abe  
 

Chinese

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
CHINESE 101 First-Year Chinese I Tianshu He  
CHINESE 102 First-Year Chinese II Shu Zhang   
CHINESE 105D First Year Chinese in Review I Chi-Ju Hsieh  
CHINESE 131 First Year Chinese for Bilingual Learners Ya-Chuan Chou, Carolyn Lee  
CHINESE 203 Intermediate Chinese Yan Liu, Ya-Chuan Chou  
CHINESE 277T Advertising in Chinese  Carolyn Lee  
CHINESE 305D Pre-Advanced Chinese Chi-Ju Hsieh, Shu Zhang  
CHINESE 331D Modern Chinese Media Tianshu He  
CHINESE 332D Chinese Translation Yan Liu   
CHINESE 333 Advanced Chinese for Bilingual Learners Shu Ting Hsu  
CHINESE 407S Issues in Chinese Lang/Soc I Shu Zhang  
CHINESE 435S Chinese in the Humanities I Shu-Ting Hsu  
CHINESE 791 Independent Study  Departmental Staff  
 

Cultural Anthropology

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing

CULANTH 360S

Global Apple

Ralph Litzinger

AMES 360S, LIT 361S, SOCIOL 360S, ICS 369S

CULANTH 520S

Eco-Media

Ralph Litzinger

LIT 522S, VMS 520S

 

EAST ASIAN STUDIES

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
EAS 700

East Asian Studies Core Course: Fields and Methods

Richard Jaffe RELIGION 700, HISTORY 707
 

Education

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
 

Economics

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
 

History

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing

HISTORY 101

Introduction to Global History

Prasenjit Duara

AMES 207, RELIGION 181, MEDREN 135

HISTORY 135

Silk Roads and China

Sucheta Mazumdar

GLHLTH 203

HISTORY 203

History of Global Health

Nicole Barnes

AMES 167

HISTORY 226

Ancient and Early Modern Japan

Margaret McKean

AMES 142, GLHLTH 142

HISTORY 239

History of Chinese Medicine

Nicole Barnes

ECON 305, ICS 305

**HISTORY 305

History of International Financial and Monetary Crises

Giovanni Zanalda

 
 

Japanese

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
JPN 101 Elementary Japanese Naoko Kurokawa  
JPN 203 Intermediate Japanese Azusa Saito  
JPN 305 Advanced Japanese Yunchuan Chen  
JPN 791 Independent Study Departmental Staff  
 

Korean

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
KOREAN 101 Elementary Korean Barohny Eun  
KOREAN 203 Intermediate Korean Eunyoung Kim  
KOREAN 305 Advanced Korean Hae-Young Kim  
KOREAN 455 Korean Politics and Society Jung Min Lee  
 

Linguistics

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing

**LINGUIST 125FS

Languages, Margins, Borders: Representations, Practices, and Policies Gareth O Price SOCIOL 125FS, ICS 125FS
 

LITERATURE

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
 

Music

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing

MUSIC 190S-03

Korean Popular Music

Jung Min Lee

AMES 190S

MUSIC 190S-01

Pop Music of Asia and Asian America

Yun Emily Wang

AMES 190S

MUSIC 790S

Special Topics: Studies in Ethnomusicology

Yun Emily Wang

GSF 890S

MUSIC 790S-2

Special Topics: Sounding (Dis)Orientations

Yun Emily Wang

GSF 890S

 

Philosophy

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
 

Political Science

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing

POLSCI 317

Global Corruption

Melanie Manion

 

POLSCI 338

Political Economy of Southeast Asia

Edmund Malesky

 

**POLSCI 650S

Political Economy of International Relations Joseph Grieco  
 

Public Policy

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
 

Religion

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing

RELIGION 257

Four Funerals and a Wedding

Anna Sun

AMES 257

RELIGION 318S

Asian Religion and Knowledge of the Other

Anna Sun

AMES 312S

RELIGION 320S

Modern Buddhism

Richard Jaffe

AMES 323S

RELIGION 378S Islam in Asia  Tuna HISTORY 209S, ICS 370S, SES 370S

RELIGION 782

The Next Christendom: The Rise of Christianity Outside the West

Xi Lian

WXTIAN 815

RELIGION 783

Christianity's Encounter with Other Religions and Cultures: The Case of East Asia

Xi Lian

WXTIAN 816

 

Slavic & Eurasian Studies

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**SES 388S Illiberal Nondemocracies: Focus on Eastern Europe and Asia Mustafa O Tuna ICS 346S; HISTORY 331S; POLSCI 301S
 

SOCIOLOGY

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing

SOCIOL 341

The United States and the Asian Pacific Region

Bai Gao

 

SOCIOL 344

Technology and Organizational Environments

Bai Gao

 

SOCIOL 541

The United States and the Asian Pacific Region

Bai Gao

 
 

THEATER STUDIES 

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
THEATERST 402S History of Acting Esther Lee AMES 182; ENGLISH 387

** = 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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