Courses

Courses listed below are associated with the Asian American & Diaspora Studies Program. They include classes from across the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools — each with a focus on Asian American content.

Course Numbering
Curriculum Codes

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)

Areas of Knowledge

  • ALP: Arts, Literatures, and Performance
  • CZ: Civilizations
  • NS: Natural Sciences
  • QS: Quantitative Studies
  • SS: Social Sciences

Modes of Inquiry

  • CCI: Cross-Cultural Inquiry
  • EI: Ethical Inquiry
  • STS: Science, Technology, and Society
  • FL: Foreign Language
  • R: Research
  • W: Writing

To see courses offered during a specific semester, please visit DukeHub and select “Class Search”.

Required Course for Minor (choose one)

Number Title Codes Cross-Lists
AADS 198 Introduction to Asian American History CCI, CZ HISTORY 198
AADS 201 Introduction to Asian American and Diaspora Studies CCI, ALP, CZ AMES 276
ENGLISH 275
GSF 203
HISTORY 274
ICS 286

Electives for Minor (choose four)

Students may petition to have one course from the list of “Other Courses of Interest” below as an elective for the AADS minor. Contact the Director for more information. 

Number Title Codes Cross-Lists
AADS 89S Special Topics in First-Year Seminar
AADS 190S Special Topics in Asian American and Diaspora Studies
AADS 229S Asian American Community History CCI, R, CZ HISTORY 229S
AADS 232S Asian American Theater CCI, ALP AMES 182S
ENGLISH 387S
HISTORY 293S
THEATRST 232S
AADS 240S Asian American & Diaspora Psychology: Mental Health, Microaggressions, and the Model Minority Myth
AADS 290S Special Topics in Asian American and Diaspora Studies
AADS 313S Race and Medicine
AADS 336S Asian American Literature CCI, ALP AMES 332S
ENGLISH 352S
LIT 353S
AADS 337S Decolonization: Histories, Meanings, Struggles CCI, EI, CZ, SS GSF 335S
HISTORY 289S
ICS 335S
AADS 364S Race, Gender, and Sexuality CCI, SS AAAS 242S
GSF 364S
SOCIOL 364S
SXL 264S
AADS 510S New Directions in Asian American Studies CCI, R, CZ AMES 550S
GSF 510S
HISTORY 510S
AADS 690S Special Topics Seminar in Asian American and Diaspora Studies
AMES 230S Islam in the Americas CCI, W, CZ, SS AAAS 274S
HISTORY 351S
RELIGION 384S
RIGHTS 374S
AMES 309 Chinese Im/migration: Chinese Migrant Labor and Immigration to the US CCI, EI, ALP, SS AADS 309
RIGHTS 309
AMES 335 Chinatowns: A Cultural History CCI, R, ALP, CZ AADS 335
HISTORY 228
ICS 336
AMES 438S Techno-Orientalism: Asian/America, (Post)Human and Science Fiction CCI, ALP, CZ CULANTH 438S
GSF 438S
ICS 407S
LIT 438S
SXL 438S
VMS 438S
EDUC 345S Asians in American Higher Education: Trends and Issues CCI, EI, R, SS SOCIOL 346S
GSF 382S Intimacies: Sexuality, Nation, and the State CCI, EI, W, CZ AADS 382S
HISTORY 183S Gateway Seminar: Civil Rights and Asian Americans CCI, EI, R, CZ, SS AAAS 133S
AADS 183S
AMES 187S
ICS 183S
PUBPOL 175S
RIGHTS 183S
HISTORY 454S Capstone Seminar - Globalization: Asia and Asian America CCI, R, STS, CZ, SS AAAS 407S
AADS 454S
AMES 437S
GSF 412S
ICS 412S
ICS 297S Cross-Cultural Encounters CCI, CZ AMES 235S
HISTORY 243S
MEDREN 253S
RELIGION 235S
ICS 388S Global South Asia: History and Culture of Diaspora CCI, CZ AADS 338S
AMES 388S
GSF 288S
HISTORY 298S
POLSCI 205 Introduction to Racial and Ethnic Minorities in American Politics CCI, SS AAAS 257
AADS 205
RIGHTS 205
RELIGION 320S Modern Buddhism in Asia and America CCI, CZ AMES 323S

Other Courses of Interest

Number Title Codes Cross-Lists
AAAS 243 The Civil Rights Movement CCI, EI, CZ, SS HISTORY 348
RIGHTS 348
AAAS 261D Race, Genomics, and Society EI, STS, NS, SS BIOLOGY 261D
CULANTH 261D
GLHLTH 258D
SCISOC 258D
VMS 274D
CULANTH 208FS The Anthropology of Race CCI, EI, SS
CULANTH 220FS Global 'Mixed Race' Studies CCI, EI, SS, STS AAAS 250FS
LINGUIST 125FS Languages, Margins, Borders: Representations, Practices, and Policies CCI, SS ICS 125FS
SOCIOL 125FS
POLSCI 238 Racial Attitudes, Racial Prejudice, and Racial Politics CCI, EI, SS AAAS 239
RELIGION 201 Race, Film, and Religion CCI, EI, ALP, CZ AAAS 201
GSF 201
RELIGION 221 Indian Cinema & Social Change CCI, ALP, CZ AMES 222
CINE 259