Courses

0-99 Advanced Placement Credit; House Courses; First-Year Seminars; First-Year Writing; Registrar/Department special purpose
100-199 Introductory-level undergraduate courses; basic skills/activity courses; foundation courses; Focus program courses
200-399 Undergraduate courses above introductory level
400-499 Advanced undergraduate, senior seminars, capstone courses, honors thesis courses
500-699 Graduate courses open to advanced undergraduates
700-999 Graduate only courses (not open to undergraduates)

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Number Title Codes
AMES 80S Studies in Special Topics
AMES 89S First-Year Seminar
AMES 105 Understanding the Middle East CCI, SS
AMES 105 Understanding the Middle East
AMES 107 Introduction to East Asian Cultures: Narrating East Asia through Word and Image CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 111 Self, Society and Art in Modern Hinduism CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 114 Buddhism CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 115 Religions of Asia CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 120 Sound and Society in East Asian Contexts CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 122 Islamic Civilization I CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 123 History and Culture of Iran CCI, R, ALP, CZ
AMES 125 Egypt: Mother of the World CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 126S Understanding the Qur'an
AMES 126S Understanding the Qur'an CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 127 The Modern Middle East CCI, CZ
AMES 129 Master Filmmakers of Chinese Cinemas CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 132S Chinese Literature and Culture in Translation CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 136 China from Antiquity to 1400 CCI, CZ
AMES 137S Gateway Seminar: China at War W, CZ
AMES 138 Scripture: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 141S Audiovisual Cultures in East Asia: Film, Music, and Other Media CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 142 History of Chinese Medicine CCI, STS, W, CZ
AMES 143 Contemporary Israeli Cinema CCI, EI, ALP
AMES 144 Introduction to Israeli Culture CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 145 Chinese Music Ensemble
AMES 150 Chinese Art 1900 to Present CCI, R, ALP, CZ
AMES 151 Indian Cinema CCI, R, ALP, CZ
AMES 157S Indian Civilization CCI, EI, W, CZ, SS
AMES 158 Gandhi: Image and Reflection CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 160 Islam CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 161 Japanese Cinema CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 161 Anime: Origins, Forms, Mutations CCI, ALP
AMES 162 Anime: Origins, Forms, Mutations
AMES 165S The World of Japanese Pop Culture CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 167 Ancient and Early Modern Japan CCI, CZ
AMES 169 The Emergence of Modern Japan CCI, CZ
AMES 171 World of Korean Cinema CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 172S Korean Literature and Culture in Translation: Local and Global Connections CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 174 Japanese Religions: Buddhas, Gods, and Monsters CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 175S North Korea: Politics, Economics and Culture CCI, EI, CZ, SS
AMES 177S Gateway Seminar: Gandhi, King, Mandela CCI, EI, R, CZ, SS
AMES 178S Migration and Human Rights in Korea: Local and Global Perspectives CCI, EI, CZ, SS
AMES 179FS Turkey: Muslim and Modern CCI, CZ, SS
AMES 179S Turkey: Muslim and Modern CCI, CZ, SS
AMES 182 Asian American Theatre CCI, ALP
AMES 182S Asian American Theatre
AMES 183 The China Dream STS, ALP, CZ
AMES 185 Islamic Civilization II CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 186 The Turks: From Ottoman Empire to European Union CCI, EI, R, ALP, CZ
AMES 187S Gateway Seminar: Civil Rights and Asian Americans CCI, EI, R, CZ, SS
AMES 190A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
AMES 190FS AMES Special Topics-Focus Program
AMES 190S Special Topics in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
AMES 190SA Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
AMES 195S Gateway Seminar: Rethinking Asia and the Middle East CCI, CZ
AMES 201S The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Films CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 202S Francophone Literature CCI, FL, ALP
AMES 203S Modern Islam: Contemporary Islamic thought between revival and reform
AMES 204FS Documenting the Middle East: Community and Oral History CCI, R, ALP, CZ
AMES 205FS Literary Islam: Poetry, Scripture, Philosophy CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 206S Muslim Ethics and Islamic Law: Issues and Debates CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 207 Silk Roads and China, Ancient and Medieval Transformations CCI, CZ
AMES 208FS Geopolitics and Culture from ISIS to Afghanistan CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 208S Geopolitics and Culture: Islamic States from the Ottomans to ISIS CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 209S Love, Spirit, and Mysticism: The Path of Love in Middle East and South Asia
AMES 210 Arab Cultures: Literature, Politics, History CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 211 Melodrama East and West CCI, ALP
AMES 212S North Indian Classical Music: Structure, Culture and Lyric CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 215S The Middle East: From Facebook to Film CCI, CZ, SS
AMES 216 Jews and Muslims, Judaism and Islam CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 217 Astrology and Religion CCI, CZ
AMES 218 The Middle East Through Film CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 219 Elements of Linguistic Structure SS
AMES 220S From Al-Qaeda to ISIS: Understanding Terrorism, its Roots, Responses, and Ramifications CCI, EI, W, CZ, SS
AMES 221 Arab Society and Culture in Film CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 223S Muhammad: The Prophet of Islam
AMES 224S Muslim Women Across the Ages CCI, W, CZ, SS
AMES 225 Islam in the Age of Trump: Race, Immigration, and Empire CCI, EI, R, CZ, SS
AMES 226S World of Gaming: Art, Theory, Technology, and Business of a Multi-Billion Dollar Global Industry CCI, EI, STS, CZ, SS
AMES 230S Islam in the Americas CCI, W, CZ, SS
AMES 231 Migrant China CCI, CZ, SS
AMES 233 Global Chinese Cities through Literature and Film CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 234 Survey of Modern China 1800-Present CCI, CZ
AMES 240 Games and Culture: Gateway to the Study of Games CCI, SS
AMES 240S Games and Culture: Gateway to the Study of Games CCI, SS
AMES 244 Israel/Palestine: Comparative Perspectives CCI, EI, SS
AMES 246 Dance and Dance Theater of Asia CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 247 T'ai Chi and Chinese Thought CCI, CZ
AMES 252S Indigenous Journeys in South Asian Film and Literature CCI, ALP
AMES 253S Epics of India: Ethics, Politics, and Performance Traditions CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 255 Religion and the Novel in Modern India CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 257 Four Funerals and a Wedding: Introduction to Chinese Religious Life CCI, R, CZ, SS
AMES 262 Contemporary Japanese Visual Culture CCI, W, ALP, CZ
AMES 265 The Transnational Realities of an Ancient Tradition
AMES 267 Spiritual But Not Religious
AMES 270T-1 Voices in Global Health: Arabic Tutorial
AMES 270T-4 Voices in Global Health: Hindi Tutorial
AMES 270T-5 Voices in Global Health: Mandarin Tutorial
AMES 271T Voices in Philosophy: Chinese Tutorial
AMES 272T Voices in the Environment: Mandarin
AMES 275 Chinese Philosophy CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 276S Introduction to Asian American and Diaspora Studies
AMES 281SL Revolution on Screen: Filming Conflict in the Middle East CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 283S Istanbul: City of Two Continents CCI, CZ
AMES 283S Istanbul: Religion, Politics and Cosmopolitanism
AMES 286 Buddhism and Sexuality CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 288S Religion and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Iran CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 290S Special Topics in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
AMES 295S Black Muslims: Race, Religion, & Culture CCI, CZ
AMES 296S Turkish History through the Novels of Orhan Pamuk
AMES 301D Religion, Restrictions, and Violence CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 303SA Women and Gender in the Middle East CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 304 Africa and Arabia: Cultures, Communities, and Connections CCI, CZ, SS
AMES 304 Africa and Arabia: Cultures, Communities, and Connections
AMES 308S Bilingualism CCI, SS
AMES 309 Chinese Im/migration: Chinese Migrant Labor and Immigration to the US CCI, EI, ALP, SS
AMES 310S Acquisition of Japanese as a Second Language CCI, SS
AMES 311S Poetic Cinema CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 314 Zen Buddhism: A Survey from Its Origins to the Present Day CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 315 Buddhist Meditation in Transformation: Historical, Scientific, and Medical Perspectives CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 315S Buddhist Meditation: Cultivation Practices and Psychology CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 317 Martin Luther King and the Prophetic Tradition CCI, EI, R, CZ, SS
AMES 318S Social Movements and Social Media CCI, EI, STS, ALP, CZ
AMES 319S Andalusia: Muslim, Jewish, Christian Spain CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 320S Refugee Lives: Violence, Culture and Identity CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 321 Rumi: Mysticism and Poetry CCI, R, ALP, CZ
AMES 322 Asian and Middle Eastern Mysticism: Islamic, Buddhist, and Zen Traditions CCI, ALP
AMES 324S Muslim Philosophy and Theology, an introduction EI, CZ
AMES 325 Islamic Awakening: Revival and Reform CCI, CZ
AMES 326A Religion, Security and Global Citizenship in the Arab World CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 328S Literary Islam CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 329S Islamic Media CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 330S Middle East Women Writers CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 331S Buddhist Ethics CCI, EI, W, CZ
AMES 334S Japanese Language & Society
AMES 335 Chinatowns: A Cultural History CCI, R, ALP, CZ
AMES 336 Chinese science fiction
AMES 338S Globalization and Theater CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 339S Local Islams: Islamic Communities in the Area CCI, EI, CZ, SS
AMES 341S Screening the Holocaust: Jews, WWII, and World Cinema CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 349S Hinduism and Judaism: Culture, Religion, and Identity CCI, CZ
AMES 351S Atheism and Buddhism CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 352 Modern Hindi Literature CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 357 Modern & Global India CCI, EI, W, CZ, SS
AMES 359 Violent Jihad in the Twentieth Century - A Global History CCI, CZ
AMES 360 Global Apple: Life and Death and the Digital Revolution EI, STS, CZ, SS
AMES 360S Global Apple: Life and Death and the Digital Revolution EI, STS, CZ, SS
AMES 372 Two Koreas: History, Society and Culture CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 373S Islamic Mysticism CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 375S Middle East and Latin America CCI, CZ
AMES 379SA Gender and Immigration between Europe and the Middle East CCI, ALP
AMES 380SA Transnational Muslims in Germany: Politics of Migration, Religion, and Culture CCI, EI, CZ, SS
AMES 381SA Politics and Culture Between Europe and the Middle East CCI, CZ
AMES 383S Istanbul and Berlin CCI, EI, SS
AMES 386S Tibetan Buddhism: Culture, Ethics, Philosophy and Practice CCI, EI, W, CZ
AMES 388S Global South Asia: History and Culture of Diaspora
AMES 389A Between Europe and Asia: The Geopolitics of Istanbul From Occupation To Globalization CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 390 Special Topics
AMES 390A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
AMES 390S Special Topics
AMES 390SA Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
AMES 391 Independent Study
AMES 402 Hashtags Memes, Digital Tribes CCI, EI, STS, ALP, CZ
AMES 402S Hashtags Memes, Digital Tribes CCI, EI, STS, ALP, CZ
AMES 409S Discourse of Disease and Infection CCI, STS, ALP, CZ
AMES 410S Trauma and Space in Asia CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 413S Vampire Chronicles: Fantasies of Vampirism in a Cross-Cultural Perspective CCI, ALP
AMES 415S Interethnic Intimacies: Production and Consumption CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 420S Civil Society and Civic Engagement in the Arab World: Theories and Practices CCI, EI, W, CZ, SS
AMES 425S Cultures of New Media STS, ALP, SS
AMES 426S France-Asia: Cultural Transfers and Translations in a Globalized Context CCI, FL, W, ALP, CZ
AMES 432S Storyworlds: The Art, Technology, and Pleasure of Narrative CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 433S Serial Fictions: The Art of 'To Be Continued' CCI, ALP
AMES 435S Chinese Media and Popular Culture: Politics, Ideology, and Social Change CCI, SS
AMES 436 Graphic Asia: Visual Storytelling and Global Asian/American Networks CCI, ALP
AMES 437S Capstone Seminar - Globalization: Asia and Asian America CCI, R, STS, CZ, SS
AMES 438S Techno-Orientalism: Asian/America, (Post)Human and Science Fiction CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 439 Queer China CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 451S Death and the Emergence of the Modern Self CCI, EI, ALP, SS
AMES 456S Chinese Culture and Ideology in the 20th Century and Now CCI, ALP, SS
AMES 463S Nightmare Japan CCI, EI, R, ALP, CZ
AMES 469S Minor Japan CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 476S Archiving and Visualizing Asia: Politics and Poetics of Knowledge Production CCI, R, CZ
AMES 477S The Global Arab World CCI, CZ, SS
AMES 478S Korean Sociolinguistics CCI, CZ, SS
AMES 479S Critical Interventions in Middle East Studies and Policy CCI, CZ, SS
AMES 488S Writing Islam and Secularism: Pamuk and World Literature CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 489S The History, Theory, and Praxis of Translating Languages and Worlds CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 490S Special Topics
AMES 493 Research Independent Study R
AMES 494A Research Independent Study on Contemporary China FL, R
AMES 495 Collaborative Research Projects R
AMES 498S Senior Honors Thesis Seminar R, W
AMES 499S Senior Honors Thesis Seminar R, W
AMES 502S Translation Studies and Workshop CCI, W, ALP, CZ
AMES 503 Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
AMES 503S Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
AMES 504S East Asia's Twentieth Century CCI, R, CZ
AMES 505S Seminar in Asian and Middle Eastern Cultural Studies CZ
AMES 511 Documentary and East Asian Cultures CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 512S Travel Japan
AMES 515S Interethnic Intimacies: Production and Consumption CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 518S Approaches and Practices in Second Language Pedagogy CCI
AMES 519S Andalusia: Muslim, Jewish, Christian Spain CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 526A Religion and Civil Society in the Arab World CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 527S Cartographies of Gender and Sexuality in Middle East R, SS
AMES 528S Literary Islam CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 529S Gender Jihad: Muslim Women Writers CCI, ALP
AMES 531S Culture and Environment in Modern Chinese History CCI, EI, STS, CZ, SS
AMES 532S Research and Writing About Contemporary Chinese Culture CCI, R, SS
AMES 533 Traffic in Women: Cultural Perspectives on Prostitution in Modern China CCI, ALP, SS
AMES 535 Chinese Media and Pop Culture CCI, R, ALP
AMES 539S Queer China CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 540S Reading Heidegger CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 541S Jews and the End of Theory CCI, EI, R, CZ, SS
AMES 549S Techno-Orientalism: Asian/America, (Post)Human and SF CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 551S Translation: Theory/Praxis CCI, ALP
AMES 560S Reading the Chinese Novel FL, ALP
AMES 561 Anime: Origins, Forms, Mutations CCI, ALP
AMES 563S Nightmare Japan CCI, EI, R, ALP, CZ
AMES 565S The World of Japanese Pop Culture CCI, R, ALP, CZ
AMES 566S Imaging a Nation: Japanese Visual Culture 1868-1945 CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 576S Archiving and Visualizing Asia: Politics of Poetics of Knowledge Production R
AMES 580S History of Buddhist and Christian Interactions CCI, CZ
AMES 581S Pan-Asianism, Religion, and the State in Modern Asia CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 590 Special Topics in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
AMES 593 Research Independent Study R
AMES 603 The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict in Literature and Film
AMES 605 East Asian Cultural Studies CCI, R, ALP, CZ
AMES 610S Trauma and Space in Asia CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 611 Melodrama East and West
AMES 620S Critical Genealogies of the Middle East: An examination of the canon of Middle East scholarship CCI, CZ, SS
AMES 625 Islamic Awakening: Revival and Reform
AMES 627S Comparative Media Studies STS, ALP
AMES 629 Revolution: The Arab World CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 631 Questions of National Cinemas R, CZ
AMES 631S Seminar on Modern Chinese Cinema R, CZ
AMES 650S Human Rights in Islam CCI, EI, CZ
AMES 661 Japanese Cinema CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 669S Minor Japan CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 671 World of Korean Cinema
AMES 672 Two Koreas: History, Society and Culture CCI, ALP, CZ
AMES 674S Orhan Pamuk and World Literature CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 683S The City of Two Continents: Istanbul in Literature and Film CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
AMES 687 The Turks: From Ottoman Empire to European Union CCI, R
AMES 690S Special Topics in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
AMES 695 Collaborative Research Projects R
AMES 709 Chinese Im/migration: Chinese Migrant Labor and Immigration to the US
AMES 720 Professionalization Workshop in Middle East Studies
AMES 738 Theories of Minority Discourse
AMES 740S Critical Genealogies
AMES 750 CAH Proseminar: Topics in Critical Asian Studies
AMES 774S Ideology and Religion in Muslim Central Eurasia
AMES 790S Special Topics in Critical Asian Humanities Methodologies
AMES 890S Special Topics in Critical Asian Humanities