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.

East Asian Studies Courses, SPRING 2020

Notes   Course # Title Instructor
AMES 107/ICS 144 Intro to East Asian Cultures Eileen Chow
  AMES 190S Special Topics: Korean Pop Music Jung-Min Mina Lee
** AMES 240S/LIT 440S/POLSCI 440S/ICS 440S/CULANTH 440S/VMS 255S Games and Culture: Politics, Pleasure and Pedagogy Leo Ching/Shai Ginsburg
  AMES 270T/GLHLTH 270T Voices in GH: Mandarin Tutorial Yan Liu
  AMES 309/AMI 268/RIGHTS 309 Chinese IM/Migration Carlos Rojas
AMES 410S/CULANTH 366S/ICS 410S Trauma and Space in Asia Thomas Lamarre
AMES 438S/CULANTH/AMI/GSF/LIT/SXL/VMS/ICS 407S Techno-Orientalism: Asian/America, (Post)Human and Science Fiction NayoungAimee Kwon
  AMES 456S/POLSCI 456S Chinese Culture and Ideology Kang Liu
  AMES 560S Reading the Chinese Novel Carlos Rojas
  AMES 605/CULANTH 605/LIT 571/ICS 605 East Asian Cultural Studies Leo Ching
  AMES 631/AMI 632/LIT 632 National Cinemas Guo-JunHong
  ARTHIST 378/VMS 378 Chinese Buddhist Art Stanley Abe
  ARTHIST 590S Special Topics: Sculpture in Global Terms Stanley Abe
  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 205 Intermed-Mid Chinese Chi-Ju Hsieh / Jia Yan
  CHINESE 271T/AMES 271T Voices in Philosophy: Chinese Tutorial Carolyn Lee
  CHINESE 306 Advanced Chinese II Chi-Ju Hsieh
  CHINESE 321S Business/Interculture in China Shu Ting Hsu
  CHINESE 333 Adv CHN, 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 Aspects of Chinese Culture and Society Kang Liu
  CULANTH 241/ AMES 231 Migrant China Ralph Litzinger
  CULANTH 520/LIT 522/AMI 522 Eco Media Ralph Litzinger
ECON 379/ICS 379 Emerging Markets: Finance, Trade, Institutions and the World Economy Giovanni Zanalda
  HISTORY 183S/AMES 187S/ICS 183S/RIGHTS 183S/PUBPOL 175S Gtw Sem: Civ Rights/Asian American Sucheta Mazumdar
** HISTORY 203/GLHLTH 203 History of Global Health Margaret Humphreys
  HISTORY 220/AMES 136 China Antiquity To 1400 Sucheta Mazumdar
  HISTORY 223/AMES 234 Survey of Modern China 1800-Present Nicole Barnes
  HISTORY 227/ AMES 169 Emergence of Modern Japan Departmental Staff
  HISTORY 514S/AMES 531S Culture/Env in Modern China Prasenjit Duara
** HISTORY 548S/GSF 584/GLHLTH 548 Global History of Medicine Nicole Barnes
  JPN 102 Elementary Japanese Hitomi Endo / Naoko Kurokawa
  JPN 204 Intermediate Japanese Azusa Saito
  JPN 306 Advanced Japanese Azusa Saito
  JPN 407S/AMES 390S Issues in Japanese Lang/Soc I Yunchuan Chen
  JPN 471S/771S Topics in Classical Japanese John Tucker
  KOREAN 102 Elementary Korean Barohny Eun
  KOREAN 204 Intermediate Korean Eunyoung Kim
  KOREAN 306S Advanced Korean EunyoungKim
  KOREAN 408S Issues in Korean Lang/Soc II Hae-Young Kim
** LINGUIST 471S/SOCIOL 471S/SES 484S Language and Politics Gareth O Price
** LIT 450S Foucault in Slow Motion Rey Chow
** LIT 761S/GSF 701S Foundations in Feminist Theory Ara Wilson
  MUSIC 210/AMES 145/610 Chinese Music Ensemble Jennifer Chang/Hsiao-Mei Ku
** POLSCI 301S/PUBPOL 317S/SES 388S Illiberal Nondemocracies: Focus on Eastern Europe and Asia  Mustafa O Tuna
** POLSCI 650 Political Economy of International Relations Joseph Grieco
** POLSCI 763 Foundational Scholarship in International Relations Joseph Grieco
PUBPOL 236/HISTORY 201 Globalization and History Giovanni Zanalda
** PUBPOL 790 Special Topics in International Development Policy (Topic: Global Chains) Gary Gereffi
RELIGION 120/AMES 114 Buddhism Richard Jaffe
  RELIGION 176 Japanese Religions Jeffrey Nicolaisen
  RELIGION 281 Beat Generation Spirituality David N Need
RELIGION 323S/AMES 315S Buddhist Meditation Richard Jaffe
  RELIGION 327S/ AMES 386S Tibetan Buddhism David N Need
  RELIGION 780/WXTIAN 813 American Foreign Missions and Chinese Christianity Xi Lian
** RELIGION 818/WXTIAN 818 Pioneers in WXTIAN Xi Lian
  SES 373S/ICS 373S/HISTORY 216S Between Moscow, Beijing and Delhi: Narratives of Europe and Asia Mustafa O Tuna
  THEATRST 232/AMES 182/ENGLISH 387 Asian American Theater Hye Won Kim
** SOCIOL 344 Tech and Org Environments Bai Gao
  TIBETAN 102 Elementary Tibetan II Departmental Staff
  TIBETAN 204 Intermediate Tibetan II Departmental Staff
  TIBETAN 302 Advanced Modern Tibetan II Departmental Staff

View Spring 2020 Asian Studies course listings at UNC-Chapel Hill

** = All assignments must be done on East Asia to be applied to the MA in East Asian Studies.
⇒ = 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.

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