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As part of a large public research university, the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) is dedicated to increasing awareness and learning about Asia among the public as a whole. Offerings are available at a variety of levels—from the introductory to the advanced. You don't need to be majoring or minoring in AMES or ALCM to take courses in the department.

Fall 2019

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
KOR 1011Beginning Korean ISections [9]
KOR 3021Intermediate Korean ISections [5]
KOR 3031Third Year Korean ISections [2]
KOR 3290Korean Language Teaching TutorialSections [1]
KOR 4041Advanced Readings in Modern Korean ISections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
JPN 1011Beginning Japanese ISections [11]
JPN 3021Intermediate Japanese ISections [7]
JPN 3031Third Year Japanese ISections [3]
JPN 4041Advanced Japanese Conversation and Composition ISections [1]
JPN 5040Readings in Japanese TextsSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
URDU 1011Beginning Urdu ISections [1]
URDU 3021Intermediate Urdu ISections [1]
URDU 3031Advanced Urdu ISections [1]
URDU 4001Beginning Urdu I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
URDU 4003Intermediate Urdu I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
URDU 4005Advanced Urdu I for Graduate ResearchSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
CHN 1011Beginning Modern Chinese ISections [6]
CHN 1015Accelerated Beginning Modern ChineseSections [1]
CHN 3021Intermediate Modern Chinese ISections [4]
CHN 3031Advanced Modern Chinese ISections [2]
CHN 3201Chinese CalligraphySections [2]
CHN 4021Flagship Chinese for Academic PurposesSections [1]
CHN 4040Chinese Content-Based InstructionSections [1]
CHN 4041Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese ISections [2]
CHN 5041Media ChineseSections [1]
CHN 5214Classical Chinese Language and CultureSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ARAB 1101Beginning Arabic ISections [5]
ARAB 3101Intermediate Arabic ISections [3]
ARAB 3290Arabic Language Teaching TutorialSections [1]
ARAB 3811Egyptian Colloquial Arabic ISections [1]
ARAB 3993Directed StudySections [1]
ARAB 4101Beginning Arabic I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [5]
ARAB 4121Intermediate Arabic I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [3]
ARAB 5041Classical and Modern Arabic ProseSections [1]
ARAB 5101Advanced Arabic ISections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ALL 1601Clothing Matters: Culture and Fashion in IndiaSections [1]
ALL 1806Modern Arab Cultures and SocietiesSections [1]
ALL 1911WMind and Muscle: Philosophy and the Martial ArtsSections [1]
ALL 3001Reading Asian CulturesSections [1]
ALL 3336Revolution and Modernity in Chinese Literature and CultureSections [1]
ALL 3351Martial Arts in Chinese Literature and FilmSections [1]
ALL 3372History of Women and Family in China, 1600-2000Sections [1]
ALL 3441WJapanese TheaterSections [1]
ALL 3467Science Fiction, Empire, JapanSections [1]
ALL 3471Introduction to Japanese ReligionsSections [1]
ALL 3478Modern Japan, Meiji to the Present (1868-2000)Sections [1]
ALL 3520Topics in Korean CultureSections [1]
ALL 3576Language & Society of the Two KoreasSections [1]
ALL 3638Islam and Modernity in South AsiaSections [1]
ALL 3820Topics in Arab CultureSections [2]
ALL 3990Directed StudySections [1]
ALL 4901WCapstone Project in Asian Languages & LiteraturesSections [1]
ALL 5351Chinese New MediaSections [1]
ALL 5820Topics in Arab CultureSections [1]
ALL 5990Directed StudySections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
HNDI 1011Beginning Hindi ISections [1]
HNDI 3021Intermediate Hindi ISections [1]
HNDI 3031Advanced Hindi ISections [1]
HNDI 4001Beginning Hindi I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
HNDI 4003Intermediate Hindi I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
HNDI 4005Advanced Hindi I for Graduate ResearchSections [1]
HNDI 4015Accelerated Beginning Hindi for Graduate ResearchSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
HMNG 1011Beginning Hmong ISections [3]
HMNG 1015Accelerated Beginning HmongSections [1]
HMNG 3021Intermediate Hmong ISections [2]
HMNG 3290Hmong Language Teaching TutorialSections [1]
HMNG 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
HMNG 4001Beginning Hmong I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [2]
HMNG 4003Intermediate Hmong I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [2]
HMNG 4007Advanced Hmong I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]

Spring 2020

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
KOR 1012Beginning Korean IISections [6]
KOR 3022Intermediate Korean IISections [3]
KOR 3032Third Year Korean IISections [1]
KOR 3290Korean Language Teaching TutorialSections [1]
KOR 4042Advanced Readings in Modern Korean IISections [1]
KOR 5140Readings in Sino-Korean TextsSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
JPN 1012Beginning Japanese IISections [9]
JPN 3022Intermediate Japanese IISections [6]
JPN 3032Third Year Japanese IISections [3]
JPN 3290Japanese Language Teaching TutorialSections [1]
JPN 4042Advanced Japanese Conversation and Composition IISections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
URDU 1012Beginning Urdu IISections [1]
URDU 3022Intermediate Urdu IISections [1]
URDU 4002Beginning Urdu II for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
URDU 4004Intermediate Urdu II for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
URDU 5040Readings in Urdu TextsSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
CHN 1012Beginning Modern Chinese IISections [5]
CHN 3016Accelerated Intermediate Modern ChineseSections [1]
CHN 3022Intermediate Modern Chinese IISections [4]
CHN 3032Advanced Modern Chinese IISections [2]
CHN 3202Intermediate Chinese CalligraphySections [1]
CHN 3203Advanced Chinese HandwritingSections [1]
CHN 4022Flagship Chinese for Professional PurposesSections [1]
CHN 4042Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese IISections [1]
CHN 5042Contemporary Chinese Texts 1949-presentSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ARAB 1102Beginning Arabic IISections [4]
ARAB 3102Intermediate Arabic IISections [3]
ARAB 3290Arabic Language Teaching TutorialSections [1]
ARAB 3813Jordanian Colloquial ArabicSections [1]
ARAB 4102Beginning Arabic II for Graduate Student ResearchSections [4]
ARAB 4122Intermediate Arabic II for Graduate Student ResearchSections [3]
ARAB 5102Advanced Arabic IISections [1]

There are no ALL courses available for Spring 2020.
Please see classinfo.umn.edu for more info.

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
HNDI 1012Beginning Hindi IISections [1]
HNDI 3022Intermediate Hindi IISections [1]
HNDI 4002Beginning Hindi II for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
HNDI 4004Intermediate Hindi II for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
HNDI 5040Readings in Hindi TextsSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
HMNG 1012Beginning Hmong IISections [2]
HMNG 3016Accelerated Intermediate HmongSections [1]
HMNG 3022Intermediate Hmong IISections [1]
HMNG 3290Hmong Language Teaching TutorialSections [1]
HMNG 5041Readings in Hmong Social and Cultural ExperienceSections [1]