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Sample Courses

As part of a large public research university, the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures (ALL) is dedicated to increasing awareness and learning about Asia among the public as a whole. We offer a diverse selection of graduate courses every semester. View a list of our courses below:

  • 5211 Introductory Classical Chinese I
  • 5212 Introductory Classical Chinese II
  • 5220 Pedagogy of Asian Languages and Literatures
  • 5261 Work of Translation: Theory, Function, and Practice
  • 5265 Traditional Poetics and Aesthetics in East Asia
  • 5277 Space and Modernity in Asia
  • 5351 Chinese New Media
  • 5358 Chinese Revolutionary Cinema
  • 5359 Early Shanghai Film Culture
  • 5433 Women’s Writing in Premodern Japan in Translation
  • 5436 Literature by 20th-Century Japanese Women in Translation
  • 5446 Kabuki: A Pop, Queer, and Classical Theater in Japan
  • 5486 Representations and Reimaginations of “Japan”
  • 5636 South Asian Women Writers
  • 5672 Buddhism
  • 5831 Persian Poetry in Translation
  • 5836 Persian Fiction in Translation
  • 5866 Gender and Sexuality in Modern Arabic Literature
  • 5900 Topics in Asian Literature
  • 5920 Topics in Asian Culture
  • 5920 Topics in Asian Culture: Taiwan Film
  • 5920 Topics in Asian Culture: “Cross-Gender" Performance in Japanese Theater
  • 5920 Topics in Asian Culture: Secrecy in Japanese Esoteric Texts
  • 5920 Topics in Asian Culture: Japanese Feminisms
  • 5920 Topics in Asian Culture: Media and Public Culture in Modern South Asia
  • 5990 Directed Study
  • 8001 Critical Approaches to Asian Literary and Cultural Studies
  • 8002 Critical Approaches to Asian Studies (topics vary)
  • 8920 Topics in Asian Culture: Kant in Asia
  • 8920 Topics in Asian Culture: "Gendering" in Premodern Japan: An Other Philosophy