Courses

Courses listed below — segmented by Global, Core and Specific Region — are currently offered for the Fall 2018 semester. Recent past semester courses are available in the "Spring 2016 - Spring 2018" link on the left. 

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Fall 2018 Courses

Dept Course Number Course Title Crosslistings
AAAS 103 Intro to African Studies ICS 110, HISTORY 129, POLSCI 108
AAAS 290-01 Developmental State/S. Africa ICS 290.01, PUBPOL 290.02
AAAS 307 Development and Africa ICS 308, CULANTH 307, PUBPOL 207
AAAS 310S Conflict Analysis in Africa (case studies) CULANTH 310S, PUBPOL 218S
AAAS 312 War and Public Health in Africa CULANTH 312-01 , PUBPOL 333-01
AAAS 317S Africa Before Colonialism ICS 221S, HISTORY 332S
AAAS 352 Pigging Out: Cultural Pol/Food ICS 206, SOCIOL 374
AAAS 385S Race, Gender, and Culture of the African Diaspora CULANTH 385S
AAAS 510S-01 AFRICA IN A GLOBAL AGE ICS 510S-01, CULANTH 561S, HISTORY 561S, POLSCI 527S
AMES 204FS Documenting the Middle East: Community and Oral History AMI 218FS-01, DOCST 204FS-01
AMES 208S-01 GEOPOLITICS & CULTURE ICS 217S-01, AMI 309S-01
AMES 220S From Al-Qaeda to ISIS: Understanding Terrorism, its Roots, Responses, and Ramifications  
AMES 335 Chinatowns: A Cultural History ICS 336, AMI 337, HISTORY 228
AMES 380SA Transnational Muslims in Germany: Politics of Migration, Religion, and Culture ICS 278SA, CULANTH 382SA, GSF 323SA, RELIGION 382SA
AMES 381SA Geopolitics and Culture between Europe and the Middle East ICS 225SA, HISTORY 378SA, PUBPOL 386SA
AMES 413S-01 VAMPIRE CHRONICLES ICS 406S-01, AMI 217S, GSF 231S, SXL 231S
AMES 440S Games and Culture: Politics, Pleasure and Pedagogy ICS 440S, CULANTH 440S, LIT 440S, POLSCI 440S
AMES 488S-01 PAMUK & WORLD LITERATURE ICS 345S-01, LIT 276S, SES 345S
AMES 620S Critical Genealogies of the Middle East: An examination of the canon of Middle East scholarship  
AMI 201 History and Concepts of Cinema/Introduction to Film Studies LIT 111, ARTSVIS 102, VMS 102, ISIS 111
ARTHIST 231 History of Art Markets ECON 344D-001, VMS 242D-001
ARTHIST 303 History of Photography, 1839-Present ICS 352, VMS 303, AMI 308, DOCST 303
ARTHIST 344 Performance Art History and Theory GSF 276, ISS 275, LIT 222, THEATRST 235, VMS 344
ARTHIST 345-01 AFRICAN ART: COURT/MARKETPLACE (Lecture) ICS 223-01, AAAS 348-01
BIOLOGY 180FS Global Diseases  
CULANTH 101 Intro to Cultural Anthro ICS 101
CULANTH 171 Business Anthropology: Anthropologists in the Workplace ICS 171, AAAS 171, I&E 171, SOCIOL 171
CULANTH 208FS Anthropology of Race  
CULANTH 243 Culture and Politics in Latin America ICS 325-01
CULANTH 290-07 RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENT AAAS 290, DOCST 290, ENVIRON 290, HISTORY 290, PUBPOL 290
CULANTH 341 Life and Death: Global Perspectives ICS 353
CULANTH 350 Anthropology of Money ICS 328, AAAS 211, ECON 309, PUBPOL 306
CULANTH 424-1 Medical Anthropology ICS 424-1, GLHLTH 321-1
CULANTH 432S-01 GENDER, SEX & CITIZENSHIP ICS 428S-01, GSF 432S, SXL 432S
DANCE 309 Dancing States of Mind: The self, social and political practice of Dance ICS 309, S Culanth 309S, THEATRST 309S
DOCST 101 Traditions in Doc Studies ICS 111, VMS 103
DOCST 153FS Borderline Humans: How Walls (and Bridges) Define Us ICS 153, CULANTH 153FS
DOCST 344S Our Culinary Cultures ICS 344S, CULANTH 258S
DOCST 350S Documenting Black Experiences ICS 368S, AAAS 225S, AMI 214S, CULANTH 262S, PUBPOL 387S
ECON 305 History of Intl Financial and Monetary Crises ICS 305, HISTORY 305
ECON 348 Women in the Economy ICS 348, WOMENST 230
ECON 351S The Economic and Political Performance of Civilizations POLSCI 327S-01
ECON 379 Emerging Markets ICS 379
ECON 452 Economic Growth ICS 452
ECON 490-01 SOVIET & POST-SOVIET ECONOMIC HISTORY  
ENGLISH 395 Language and Society ICS 395, CULANTH 212, LINGUIST 451, SES 385
ENGLISH 397S Narratives of Migration ICS 330S, CULANTH 330S, LINGUIST 397S
ENVIRON 216S Environment and Conflict ICS 229S, POLISCI 367S, PUBPOL 279S
ETHICS 129FS Human Rights and World Politics ICS 128FS, POLSCI 176FS, PUBPOL 181FS
ETHICS 160FS Globalization and Corporate Citizenship ECON 112FS, HISTORY 127FS, PUBPOL 187FS
ETHICS 199FS Refugees, Rights, and Resettlement SOCIOL 178FS
FRENCH 325S Global Displacement: Voix Franc ICS 332S, GLHLTH 325S
GERMAN 380 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud LIT 280, PHIL 286, POLSCI 378 Not approved class after F16
GLHLTH 101D Fundamentals of Global Health  
GLHLTH 303 Global Health Systems and Policy Making  
GLHLTH 371 Research Methods in Global Health PSY 309
GLHLTH 660 Global Mental Health CULANTH 611, PSY 611
GSF 199S Thinking Gender  
GSF 295S Sex Work: The Politics of Sexual Labor LIT 295S-01, SOCIOL 295S-01, SXL 295S-01
GSF 361 Money, Sex, Power  
GSF 364S Race, Gender, and Sexuality AAAS 242S, SXL 264S
HISTORY 101 Problems in the History of Globalization  
HISTORY 105 Old Worlds/New Histories, 500-1500 CE AAAS 134, MEDREN 105
HISTORY 113 Introduction to the History of Medicine GLHLTH 174
HISTORY 157S Gateway Sem: Empires in Hist Perspective ICS 157S
HISTORY 163S Gateway Seminar: Gandhi, King, Mandela ICS 163S, AAAS 163S, AMES 177S
HISTORY 279 The Foundations of Modern Terrorism ICS 276, ART&SCI 279
HISTORY 313 Crime and the City from Dickens to The Wire AAAS 226
HISTORY 316 THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE ICS 209S-01, AAAS 217S-01
HISTORY 318 The Caribbean, 1492-1700 AAAS 218, MEDREN 255
HISTORY 326 Colonial Latin America ICS 326
HISTORY 330 Introduction to Contemporary Latin America ICS 327, LATAMER 230
History 352 Immigrant Dreams, U.S. Realities: Immigration Policy History PUBPOL 220
HISTORY 371 Feast and Famine: Food in Global History SCISOC 371
HISTORY 402 History of Global Health  
HISTORY 454S Globalization: Asia and Asian America ICS 412S, AAAS 407S, AMES 437S, GSF 412S
HISTORY 505S Race, Class, and Gender: A Social History of Modern AAAS 515S, GSF 509S
HISTORY 543S ATLANTIC MARITIME PREDATION ICS 543S-01
LATAMER 390S-01 WATER AND SOCIETY LATIN AMER CULANTH 290-02, ENVIRON 390-01
LATAMER 590S-01 ANTHROPOCENE AND GLOBAL SOUTH CULANTH 590S, ENVIRON 590S
LINGUIST 201 Intro to Linguistics CULANTH 201
LINGUIST 217FS Language, Thought, and Culture  
LIT 201-01 Introduction to Global Cultural Studies  
LIT 302S Hashtags, memes, digital tribes AMES 321S, AMI 3012S, WOMENST 302S, VMS 3012S
LIT 320S Social Movements/Social Media ICS 320S, AAAS 247S, AMI 246S, ISIS 323S, LATAMER 320S, VMS 323S
LIT 690S (DE)COLONIALITY & GEOPOLITICS CULANTH 590S-02, RELIGION 690S, ROMST 690S
LSGS 201 INTRO TO LATINO/A STUDIES IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH ICS 106, AAAS 104, LIT 243,SPANISH 160, CULANTH 105
MUSIC 145 Hip-Hop/Rap Music Appreciation  
MUSIC 290S-3.01 African Music  
PHIL 270 Business Ethics: The Debate Over Corporate Social Responsibility ICS 271, ETHICS 270
POLSCI 224 Inequality and Politics  
POLSCI 232 Intro to Terrorism  
POLSCI 235S Comparative Urban Government & Public Policy ICS 213S, PUBPOL 285S
POLSCI 321 International Law and International Institutions ICS 324
POLSCI 322 Middle East Politics  
POLSCI 349 Political Economy of Latin America ICS 354, LATAMER 349
PUBPOL 190FS 9/11, ISLAM & MOD MIDDLE EAST  
PUBPOL 330 Global Health Ethics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives ICS 397, GLHLTH 210
PUBPOL 590S-04 POLITICS DEV & HUMANITARIANISM  
PUBPOL 645S Global Inequality Research Seminar AAAS 642S, ECON 541S, POLSCI 642S, SOCIOL 642S
RELIGION 175-01 RELIGIONS OF ASIA ICS 108-01, AMES 115-01
RELIGION 213S Shamanism and Spirit Possession ICS 256S, CULANTH 214S, HISTORY 215S
RELIGION 268 Religion and Film AMI 273, DOCST 268
ROMST 206 MODERN EUROPEAN SHORT FICTION ICS 212, ENGLISH 244, ITALIAN 220, GERMAN 243, LIT 244, JEWISHST 243
ROMST 388S Food, Culture, and Society CULANTH 389S, SOCIOL 388S
ROMST 489S Screening Europe ICS 479S, AMI, FRENCH, LIT, VMS
ROMST 490S AFRO-LATIN AMERICA AAAS 490S-01, CULANTH 490S-01, LATAMER 490S-01
ROMST 540S Memory and Documentary Cinema in Latin America AMI 540S-01, DOCST 540S-01, LIT 540S, LATAMER 540S
RUSSIAN 399-01 GLOBAL RUSSIA ICS 399-01, CULANTH 399, PUBPOL 223
SOCIOL 218 Sex, Gender, and Society  
SOCIOL 255 Sociology of Immigration and Health  
SOCIOL 341 The United States and the Asian Pacific Region  
SOCIOL 344 Technology and Organizational Environments  
SOCIOL 345 Nation, Regions, and the Global Economy  
SOCIOL 358 Markets and Marketing  
SPANISH 303 Introduction to Cultural Studies  
SPANISH 306 Health, Culture, and the Latino Community GLHLTH 326, LSGS 306
SPANISH 308S Latino/a Voices in Duke, Durham, and Beyond LSGS 308S
SPANISH 331S Introduction to Literature, Film, and Popular Culture  
SPANISH 412S-01 MAYAS, AZTECS, AND INCAS ICS 460S-01, CULANTH 367S, LSGS 412S

Dept Course Number Course Title Crosslistings
AAAS 103 Intro to African Studies ICS 110, CULANTH 105, HISTORY 129, POLSCI 108
AAAS 290 Topics: Developmental State/S. Africa ICS 290.03, POLSCI 390-2.01, PUBPOL 290.03
AAAS 307 Development and Africa ICS 308, CULANTH 307, PUBPOL 207
AAAS 310S Conflict Analysis in Africa (case studies) CULANTH 310S, PUBPOL 218S
AAAS 312 War and Public Health in Africa CULANTH 312-01 , PUBPOL 333-01
AAAS 317S Africa Before Colonialism ICS 221S, HISTORY 332S
AAAS 510S-01 AFRICA IN A GLOBAL AGE ICS 510S-01, CULANTH 561S, HISTORY 561S, POLSCI 527S
ARTHIST 345-01 AFRICAN ART: COURT/MARKETPLACE ICS 223-01, AAAS 348-01
CULANTH 350 Anthropology of Money ICS 328, AAAS 211, ECON 309, PUBPOL 306
DANCE 130 African Dance Technique I  
DANCE 230 African Dance Technique II  
DANCE 432 Repertory: African Dance  
HISTORY 163S Gateway Seminar: Gandhi, King, Mandela  
HISTORY 316 THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE ICS 209S-01, AAAS 217S-01
HISTORY 454S Globalization: Asia and Asian America ICS 412S, AAAS 407S, AMES 437S, GSF 412S
MUSIC 290S-3 Topics: African Music  
POLSCI 235S Comparative Urban Governanace and Public Policy ICS 213S, PUBPOL 285S
RELIGION 213S Shamanism and Spirit Possession ICS 265S, CULANTH 214S, HISTORY 215S
ROMST 490S Topics: AFRO-LATIN AMERICA AAAS 490S, CULANTH 490S, LATAMER 490S

Dept Course Number Course Title Crosslistings
AMES 120 Music in East Asia MUSIC 234, RELIGION 245
AMES 165S The World of Japanese Pop Culture CULANTH 365S
AMES 172S Korean Literature in Translation: Local and Global Connections LIT 239S
AMES 232S Chinese Literature and Culture in Translation LIT 248S
AMES 335 Chinatowns: A Cultural History ICS 336, AMI 337, HISTORY 228
AMES 435 Chinese Media and Popular Culture: Politics, Ideology, and Social Change ISS 435, POLSCI 435
AMES 565S The World of Japanese Pop Culture CULANTH 565S
ARTHIST 232 Japanese Art, 1600 to the Present  
CHINESE 305 Advanced Chinese I  
CHINESE 331 Modern Chinese Society and Culture through New Media  
CHINESE 455 Modern Chinese Culture: Narratives of Home and Abroad  
CHINESE 407S.01 Issues in Chinese Language and Society I  
CHINESE 435S Chinese in the Humanities I  
HISTORY 226 Ancient/Early Mod Japan AMES 267
HISTORY 323 China and the Silk Roads World 500-1500 AMES 239
HISTORY 454S Globalization: Asia and Asian America ICS 412S, AAAS 407S, AMES 437S, GSF 412S
HISTORY 502S Japan Since 1945  
JPN 305 Advanced Japanese  
KOREAN 306S Advanced Korean  
KOREAN 408S READING IN MODERN KOREAN LIT  
KOREAN 455S Korean Politics and Society  
POLSCI 324 Chinese Politics AMES 324
RELIGION 120 Buddhism AMES 114
RELIGION 175-01 RELIGIONS OF ASIA ICS 108-01, AMES 115-01
RELIGION 247 T'ai Chi and Chinese Thought AMES, 247, DANCE 255
RELIGION 323S Buddhist Meditation  
RELIGION 327S Tibetan Buddhism: Culture, Ethics, Philosophy and Practice AMES 386S

Dept Course Number Course Title Crosslistings
AAAS 385S Race, Gender and Culture of the African Diaspora CULANTH 385S
AMES 380SA Transnational Muslims in Germany: Politics of Migration, Religion, and Culture ICS 278SA, CULANTH 382SA, GSF 323SA, RELIGION 382SA
AMES 381SA Geopolitics and Culture between Europe and the Middle East ICS 225SA, HISTORY 378SA, PUBPOL 386SA
ARTHIST 190FS ART OF VENICE ITALIAN 190FS, MEDREN 190FS
ARTHIST 231 History of Art Markets ECON 344, VMS 242
ARTHIST 255 Art in Renaissance Italy MEDREN 225, ITALIAN 386
ARTHIST 303 History of Photography, 1839 to the Present ICS 352, AMI 308, DOCST 303, VMS 303
ARTHIST 460S World War I and the History of Art & Architecture: Germany and Beyond GERMAN 460S, HISTORY 452S
ECON 311 History of Economic Thought HISTORY 307
ENGLISH 247 Victorian Literature  
ENGLISH 546S Victorian Lit: Novel, Anthrop, Fem Theory  
FRENCH 302S Cultural and Literary Perspectives VMS 311S-01
FRENCH 303S French for Current Affairs  
FRENCH 325S Global Displacement: Voix Franc ICS 332S, GLHLTH 325S
FRENCH 327S French for Freshmen and Sophomores  
FRENCH 332 The French Short Story  
FRENCH 361 The French Love Story GSF 208, LIT 262
FRENCH 490S-01 LA DECADENCE LITTERAIRE GSF 490S-01, LIT 490S-2-01
FRENCH 510 Citizen Godard AMI 642, LIT 510, VMS 552
GERMAN 305S Advanced German I: Culture and Society  
GERMAN 380 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud LIT 280, PHIL 286, POLSCI 378
GERMAN 387 Germany Confronts Nazism and the Holocaust HISTORY 261, JEWISHST 369, LIT 369
HISTORY 257 Religion, Reform, and Violence in Early Modern Europe MEDREN 281
HISTORY 279 The Foundations of Modern Terrorism ICS 276D
HISTORY 316 THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE ICS 209S-01, AAAS 217S-01
HISTORY 326 Colonial Latin America ICS 326
HISTORY 505S Race, Class, and Gender: A Social History of Modern Britain AAAS 515S, GSF 509S
ITALIAN 190FS Focus Topics: It Lit. & Culture: Art in Venice MEDREN 190FS
ITALIAN 301 Introduction to Italian Culture: Language, Literature, Film  
ITALIAN 327S ITALIAN COLONIAL CINEMA  
ITALIAN 590S SVEVO & WORLD LITERATURE GERMAN 590S, LIT 590S-04, ROMST 590S-01
MUSIC 129S Sound, Music, & Moving Image AMI 230S
MUSIC 257 Music History III: Beethoven through WWI  
MUSIC 259 Music and Modernism  
MUSIC 290s SINGING THE FRENCH HISTORY  
POLISH 301S - 01 Contemporary Polish Composition and Readings  
ROMST 206 Modern European Short Fiction ICS 212, ENGLISH 244, GERMAN 243, ITALIAN 220, JEWISHST 243, LIT 244
ROMST 489S.01 SCREENING EUROPE ICS 479S, AMI 489S, FRENCH 489S, LIT 489S, VMS 489S
SPANISH 331S Introduction to Literature, Film, and Popular Culture  
SPANISH 333 Intro to Spanish Lit II  
THEATRST 337 Shakespeare After 1600 ENGLISH 336, MEDREN 331

Dept Course Number Course Title Crosslistings
CULANTH 243 Culture and Politics in Latin America ICS 325
HISTORY 316 THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE ICS 209S-01, AAAS 217S-01
HISTORY 318 The Caribbean, 1492-1700 AAAS 218, MEDREN 255
HISTORY 326 Colonial Latin America ICS 326
HISTORY 330 Intro Contem Latin Am ICS 327, LATAMER 230
LATAMER 349 Pol Econ Lat America ICS 354, POLSCI 349
LATAMER 390S-01 Topics:WATER AND SOCIETY LATIN AMER CULANTH 290-02, ENVIRON 390-01
LATAMER 590S-01 Topics: ANTHROPOCENE AND GLOBAL SOUTH CULANTH 590S, ENVIRON 590S
LIT 320S Social Movements/Social Media ICS 320S, AAAS 247S, AMI 246S, ISIS 323S, LATAMER 320S, VMS 323S
LIT 690S (DE)COLONIALITY & GEOPOLITICS CULANTH 590S-02, RELIGION 690S, ROMST 690S
LSGS 201.01 INTRO TO LATINO/A STUDIES IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH ICS 106, AAAS 104, LIT 243,SPANISH 160, CULANTH 105
ROMST 490S Topics: AFRO-LATIN AMERICA AAAS 490S, CULANTH 490S, LATAMER 490S
ROMST 490S-01 Topics: AFRO-LATIN AMERICA AAAS 490S-01, CULANTH 490S-01, LATAMER 490S-01
ROMST 540S Memory and Documentary Cinema in Latin America AMI 540S-01, DOCST 540S-01, LIT 540S, LATAMER 540S
SPANISH 306 Health, Culture, and the Latino Community GLHLTH 326, LSGS 306
SPANISH 331S Introduction to Literature, Film, and Popular Culture  
SPANISH 334 Introduction to Spanish-American Literature I  
SPANISH 412S-01 MAYAS, AZTECS, AND INCAS ICS 460S-01, CULANTH 367S, LSGS 412S

Dept Course Number Course Title Crosslistings
AAAS 385S Race, Gender and Culture of the African Diaspora CULANTH 385S
AMES 123 History and Culture of Iran HISTORY 248, RELIGION 283
AMES 204FS Documenting the Middle East: Community and Oral History AMI 218FS-01, DOCST 204FS-01
AMES 208S Geopolitics and Culture: from the Islamic State to Afghanistan ICS 217S, TURKISH 209S, AMI 309S
AMES 208S-01 GEOPOLITICS & CULTURE ICS 217S-01, AMI 309S-01
AMES 290S INTRO TO MIDDLE EAST CULTURE  
AMES 380SA Transnational Muslims in Germany: Politics of Migration, Religion, and Culture ICS 278SA, CULTANTH 382SA, GSF 323SA, RELIGION 382SA
AMES 381SA Geopolitics and Culture between Europe and the Middle East ICS 225SA, HISTORY 378SA, PUBOPL 386SA
AMES 488S-01 PAMUK & WORLD LITERATURE ICS 345S-01, LIT 276S, SES 345S
AMES 620S Critical Genealogies of Middle East  
AMES 620S Critical Genealogies of the Middle East: An examination of the canon of Middle East scholarship  
ARABIC 306 Advanced Arabic  
ARABIC 407 Issues in Arabic Language and Literature I  
POLSCI 322 Middle East Politics  
PUBPOL 190FS 9/11, ISLAM & MOD MIDDLE EAST  
SOCIOL 255 Sociology of Immigration and Health  
TURKISH 302S Contemporary Turkish Composition and Readings SES 302S

Dept Course Number Course Title Crosslistings
AMES 208S.01 GEOPOLITICS & CULTURE: from the Islamic State to Afghanistan ICS 234S, AMI 213S, SES 209S, TURKISH 209S
AMES 208S-01 GEOPOLITICS & CULTURE ICS 217S-01, AMI 309S-01
AMES 488S-01 PAMUK & WORLD LITERATURE ICS 345S-01, LIT 276S, SES 345S
ECON 490-01 SOVIET & POST-SOVIET ECONOMIC HISTORY  
ENGLISH 395 Language and Society ICS 395, CULANTH 212, LINGUIST 451, SES 385
HISTORY 279 The Foundations of Modern Terrorism ICS 276, ARTS&SCI 279
HISTORY 282 End of Russian Socialism RUSSIAN 352
HISTORY 468S Capstone Seminar: Literature & Terrorism SES 468S
POLISH 301S - 01 Contemporary Polish Composition and Readings  
RUSSIAN 301S Contemporary Russian Composition and Readings  
RUSSIAN 374 Russian Language and Culture through Film II VMS 319S
RUSSIAN 374S Russian Language and Culture through Film II VMS 319S
RUSSIAN 399-01 GLOBAL RUSSIA ICS 399-01, CULANTH 399, PUBPOL 223

Dept Course Number Course Title Crosslistings
AMES 251 Indian Cinema AMI 253, LIT 211, VMS 231
HINDI 306 Advanced Hindi AMES 306
HINDI 407S Issues in Hindi Language and Society I  
HISTORY 163S Gateway Seminar: Gandhi, King, Mandela ICS 163S, AAAS 163S, AMES 177S
HISTORY 219S Indian Civilization AMES 257S, CULANTH 215S
HISTORY 454S Globalization: Asia and Asian America ICS 412S, AAAS 407S, AMES 437S, GSF 412S
RELIGION 110 Self, Society and Art in Modern Hinduism AMES 111
RELIGION 120 Buddhism AMES 114
RELIGION 175-01 RELIGIONS OF ASIA ICS 108-01, AMES 115-01
RELIGION 213S Shamanism and Spirit Possession ICS 256S, CULANTH 214S, HISTORY 215S
RELIGION 323S Buddhist Meditation