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 2020

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
AMES 107 Intro to East Asian Cultures Eileen Chow ICS 144
AMES 190S Special Topics: Korean Pop Music Jung-Min Mina Lee MUS 190S-03
**AMES 240S Games and Culture: Politics, Pleasure and Pedagogy Leo Ching, Shai Ginsburg LIT 440S; POLSCI 440S; ICS 440S; CULANTH 440S; VMS 255S
AMES 270T Voices in Philosophy: Mandarin Tutorial Yan Liu GLHLTH 270T
AMES 309 Chinese Im/Migration Carlos Rojas AMI 268; RIGHTS 309
AMES 410S; AMES 610S   Trauma and Space in Asia Thomas Lamarre CULANTH 366S; ICS 410S
AMES 438S; AMES 549S   Techno-Orientalism: Asian/America, (Post) Human and Science Fiction Nayoung Aimee Kwon CULANTH; AMI; GSF; LIT; SXL; VMS; ICS 407S
AMES 456S Chinese Culture and Ideology Kang Liu POLSCI 456S
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 232 Japanese Art, 1600-Present Young-Ji Lee  
ARTHIST 378 Chinese Buddhist Art Stanley Abe VMS 378
ARTHIST 590S-02 Special Topics: Unpacking North Korean Art Young-Ji Lee  
ARTHIST 590S-03 Special Topics: Sculpture in Global Terms Stanley Abe  


Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
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 271T Voices in Philosophy: Chinese Tutorial Carolyn Lee AMES 271T
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 371S Classic Chinese Mod Context I Tianshu He  
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 195 Comparative Approaches to Global Issues Jessica Namakkal HIST 103; SOCIOL 195
**CULANTH 210 Global Culture Engseng Ho AMES 210; VMS 247
CULANTH 241 Migrant China Ralph Litzinger AMES 231
**CULANTH 520 Eco Media Ralph Litzinger LIT 522; AMI 522
**CULANTH 731S Critical Ethnographies Anne Allison  


Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
EDUC 290S-03 China & Higher Education Access Adam Hollowell SOCIOL 290S-04
**EDUC 309 Global Education Staff Instructor  
EDUC 393 Research Independent Study on Contemporary China Staff Instructor  


Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
ECON 379 Emerging Markets: Finance, Trade, Institutions and the World Economy Giovanni Zanalda ICS 379
**ECON 613 Applied Econometrics: Micro Daniel Yi Xu  


Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**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 223 Survey of Modern China 1800-Present Nicole Barnes AMES 234
HISTORY 227 Emergence of Modern Japan Departmental Staff AMES 169
HISTORY 514S Culture/Env in Modern China Prasenjit Duara AMES 531S
**HISTORY 548S Global History of Medicine Nicole Barnes GSF 584; GLHLTH 548


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


Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
KOREAN 102 Elementary Korean Barohny Eun  
KOREAN 204 Intermediate Korean Eunyoung Kim  
KOREAN 306S Advanced Korean Eunyoung Kim  
KOREAN 408S Issues in Korean Lang/Soc II Hae-Young Kim  


Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**LINGUIST 202 Languages of the World Dominika Baran  
**LINGUIST 207 Psychology of Language Ruth Day  
LINGUIST 390S Japanese Language & Society Yunchuan Chen  
**LINGUIST 471S Language and Politics Gareth Price SOCIOL 471S; SES 484S
Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**LIT 302S Hashtags, Memes, Digital Tribes Negar Mottahedeh ISS 302S; GSF 320S; VMS 349S; AMES 402S; AMI 308S
**LIT 450S Foucault in Slow Motion Rey Chow  
**LIT 761S Foundations in Feminist Theory Ara Wilson GSF 701S


Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
MUSIC 210 Chinese Music Ensemble Jennifer Chang, Hsiao-Mei Ku AMES 145
MUSIC 610-6 Chinese Music Ensemble Jennifer Chang, Hsiao-Mei Ku AMES 610


Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
PHIL 263 Chinese Philosophy David Wong AMES 275

Political Science

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**POLSCI 231D Political Risk Analysis Edmund Malesky  
**POLSCI 332 Games and Politics Emerson Niou  
**POLSCI 631L Deductive and Analytical Approaches Emerson Niou  
**POLSCI 650 Political Economy of International Relations Joseph Grieco  
**POLSCI 721 Authoritarian Institutions Edmund Malesky  
**POLSCI 760 Core in Security, Peace, & Conflict Kyle Beardsley  
**POLSCI 763 Foundational Scholarship in International Relations Joseph Grieco  

Public Policy

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**PUBPOL 790-04 Special Topics in International Development Policy: Global Chains Gary Gereffi, Lukas Brun  


Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**RELIGION 120 Buddhism Richard Jaffe AMES 114
RELIGION 176 Japanese Religions Jeffrey Nicolaisen AMES 174
**RELIGION 281 Beat Generation Spirituality David N Need  
**RELIGION 323S Buddhist Meditation Richard Jaffe AMES 315S
RELIGION 327S Tibetan Buddhism David N Need AMES 386S
RELIGION 780 American Foreign Missions and Chinese Christianity Xi Lian WXTIAN 813
**RELIGION 818 Pioneers in Western Christianity Xi Lian WXTIAN 818

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

Theater Studies

Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**THEATRST 202S Intro to Performance Studies Hye Won Kim  
**THEATRST 282S Adaptation Jody McAuliffe  
**THEATRST 338S Globalization & Theater Hye Won Kim  


Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
**SOCIOL 160 Advertising/Society: Global Ed Timke  
**SOCIOL 344 Technology and Organizational Environments Bai Gao  
**SOCIOL 345 National, Regional, & Global Economy Mary Hovsepian  
**SOCIOL 355 Organizations/Management Craig Rawlins  
**SOCIOL 750S Proseminar (Population Studies): Demography & Aging Scott Lynch  


Course # Title Instructor Cross-listing
TIBETAN 102 Elementary Tibetan II Departmental Staff  
TIBETAN 204 Intermediate Tibetan II Departmental Staff  
TIBETAN 302 Advanced Modern Tibetan II Departmental Staff  

** = 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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