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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.

Summer 2021

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
AMES 3356WChinese FilmSections [1]
AMES 3672BuddhismSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ARAB 1101Beginning Arabic ISections [1]
ARAB 1102Beginning Arabic IISections [1]
ARAB 3030Arabic Content-Based InstructionSections [1]
ARAB 3101Intermediate Arabic ISections [1]
ARAB 3102Intermediate Arabic IISections [1]
ARAB 4101Beginning Arabic I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
ARAB 4102Beginning Arabic II for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
ARAB 4121Intermediate Arabic I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
ARAB 4122Intermediate Arabic II for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
CHN 3021Intermediate Modern Chinese ISections [1]
CHN 3022Intermediate Modern Chinese IISections [1]
CHN 3031Advanced Modern Chinese ISections [1]
CHN 3032Advanced Modern Chinese IISections [1]
CHN 4003Intermediate Modern Chinese I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
CHN 4004Intermediate Modern Chinese II for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
CHN 4007Advanced Modern Chinese I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
CHN 4008Advanced Modern Chinese II for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]

There are no HMNG courses available for Summer 2021.
Please see classinfo.umn.edu for more info.

There are no HNDI courses available for Summer 2021.
Please see classinfo.umn.edu for more info.

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
JPN 1011Beginning Japanese ISections [1]
JPN 1012Beginning Japanese IISections [1]
JPN 3021Intermediate Japanese ISections [1]
JPN 3022Intermediate Japanese IISections [1]
JPN 4001Beginning Japanese I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
JPN 4002Beginning Japanese II for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
JPN 4003Intermediate Japanese I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]
JPN 4004Intermediate Japanese II for Graduate Student ResearchSections [1]

There are no KOR courses available for Summer 2021.
Please see classinfo.umn.edu for more info.

There are no URDU courses available for Summer 2021.
Please see classinfo.umn.edu for more info.

Fall 2021

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
AMES 1201Arrow, Fist, and Sword: Conceptions of the Hero in Asian CulturesSections [1]
AMES 1806Modern Arab Cultures and SocietiesSections [1]
AMES 1913End Times: Narrating Extinction & ApocalypseSections [1]
AMES 1914Bollywood Blockbusters and BeyondSections [1]
AMES 3001Concepts in Asian and Middle Eastern StudiesSections [1]
AMES 3336Revolution and Modernity in Chinese Literature and CultureSections [1]
AMES 3362Women Writers in Chinese HistorySections [1]
AMES 3456Japanese FilmSections [1]
AMES 3471Introduction to Japanese ReligionsSections [1]
AMES 3576Language & Society of the Two KoreasSections [1]
AMES 3637WModern Indian LiteratureSections [1]
AMES 3679Religion and Society in Modern South AsiaSections [1]
AMES 3720Topics in Southeast Asian CultureSections [1]
AMES 3877The Arab Renaissance: Narrating ModernitySections [1]
AMES 5720Topics in Southeast Asian CultureSections [1]
AMES 5877The Arab Renaissance: Narrating ModernitySections [1]
AMES 5993Directed StudySections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
ARAB 1101Beginning Arabic ISections [4]
ARAB 3101Intermediate Arabic ISections [3]
ARAB 3290Arabic Language Teaching TutorialSections [1]
ARAB 3900Topics in ArabicSections [1]
ARAB 3993Directed StudySections [1]
ARAB 4101Beginning Arabic I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [4]
ARAB 4121Intermediate Arabic I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [3]
ARAB 5101Advanced Arabic ISections [1]
ARAB 5992Directed ReadingsSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
CHN 1011Beginning Modern Chinese ISections [4]
CHN 1015Accelerated Beginning Modern ChineseSections [1]
CHN 3021Intermediate Modern Chinese ISections [3]
CHN 3031Advanced Modern Chinese ISections [2]
CHN 3100Topics in ChineseSections [1]
CHN 3201Chinese CalligraphySections [2]
CHN 4001Beginning Modern Chinese I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [4]
CHN 4003Intermediate Modern Chinese I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [3]
CHN 4007Advanced Modern Chinese I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [2]
CHN 4021Flagship Chinese for Academic PurposesSections [1]
CHN 4041Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese ISections [1]
CHN 5041Media ChineseSections [1]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
HMNG 1011Beginning Hmong ISections [2]
HMNG 1015Accelerated Beginning HmongSections [1]
HMNG 3021Intermediate Hmong ISections [1]
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 [1]
HMNG 4005Accelerated Beginning Hmong for Graduate ResearchSections [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]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
JPN 1011Beginning Japanese ISections [10]
JPN 3021Intermediate Japanese ISections [6]
JPN 3031Third Year Japanese ISections [3]
JPN 4001Beginning Japanese I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [10]
JPN 4003Intermediate Japanese I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [4]
JPN 4005Third Year Japanese I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [2]
Course NumberCourse TitleSections
KOR 1011Beginning Korean ISections [6]
KOR 3021Intermediate Korean ISections [4]
KOR 3031Third Year Korean ISections [2]
KOR 3290Korean Language Teaching TutorialSections [1]
KOR 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
KOR 4001Beginning Korean I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [6]
KOR 4003Intermediate Korean I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [4]
KOR 4005Third Year Korean I for Graduate Student ResearchSections [2]
KOR 5993Directed StudiesSections [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]