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Sample Courses

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 and the Middle East among the public as a whole. We offer a diverse selection of graduate courses every semester. View a list of our recently taught courses below:

  • 5211 Introductory Classical Chinese I
  • 5212 Introductory Classical Chinese II
  • 5221 Pedagogy for Less Commonly Taught Languages
  • 5277 Space and Modernity in Asia
  • 5351 Chinese New Media
  • 5358 Revolutionary Cinema: Realism, Revolution, and the Moving Image
  • 5359 Early Shanghai Film Culture
  • 5374 The Monkey King and Transcultural China
  • 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 Images of “Japan”
  • 5620 Topics in South Asian Culture: South Asian Cinema and Media
  • 5636 South Asian Women Writers
  • 5672 Buddhism
  • 5820 Topics in Arab Culture: Minorities in Asia and the Middle East
  • 5820 Topics in Arab Culture: Arab Prison Writing
  • 5866 Gender and Sexuality in Modern Arabic Literature
  • 5868 Culture and Society of the Arabian Peninsula
  • 5900 Topics in Asian Literature
  • 5920 Topics in Asian Culture: Media Theory and Fan Culture
  • 5920 Topics in Asian Culture: Language Politics Across Asia
  • 5920 Topics in Asian Culture: Literature and Justice in South Asia
  • 5920 Topics in Asian Culture: Visuality and Japanese Modernity
  • 5920 Topics in Asian Culture: Taiwan Film
  • 5920 Topics in Asian Culture: “Cross-Gender" Performance in Japanese Theater
  • 5920 Topics in Asian Culture: Media and Public Culture in Modern South Asia
  • 8001 Critical Approaches to Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • 8002 Research Seminar (topics vary)
  • 8920 Topics in Asian Culture: Seminar in Japanese Cultural and Literary Studies