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Course Listings

From ancient history to modern film, regional politics to language studies, SEAP offers a variety of courses to suit many interests. In addition, you can choose from any of six Southeast Asian languages to study right here at Cornell.

Check out this semester's offerings below. You never know what may pique your interest. Be sure to take a look at our study abroad opportunities, as well!

Fall 2021 Area Studies Courses

American Studies

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
AMST 3312 What was the Vietnam War? 4 K. Taylor

TR 2:45-4:00 

Anthropology

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
ANTHR 7520 Southeast Asia: Readings in Special Problems 1-4 M. Fiskesjo TBA

Asian Studies

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
ASIAN 2208 Introduction to Southeast Asia 3 A. Fuhrmann LEC MW 10:10-11:00
ASIAN 2248 Buddhists in the Indian Ocean Arena: Past/Present 3 A. Blackburn

TR 9:40-10:55

ASIAN 2299 Buddhism 3 D. Boucher

MW 11:20-12:10

ASIAN 2245 Gamelan in Indonesian History and Culture 3 C. Miller

M 11:20-12:10 or WF 11:20-12:10

ASIAN 3312 What was the Vietnam War? 4 K. Taylor TR 2:45-4:00
ASIAN 4442 Shadowplay: Asian Art and Performance 4 K. McGowan W 12:25-2:20
ASIAN 6646 Shadowplay: Asian Art and Performance 4 K. McGowan W 12:25-2:20
ASIAN 3309 Temple in the World: Buddhism in Contemporary South and Southeast Asia 3 A. Blackburn TR 1:00-2:15
ASIAN 4451 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 12:25-2:20
ASIAN 6631 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 12:25-2:20
ASIAN 3300 Burma (Myanmar) Country Seminar 1 M. Fiskesjo W 7:30-8:20
ASIAN 6600 Burma (Myanmar) Country Seminar 1 M. Fiskesjo W 7:30-8:20

Comparative Literature

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
COML 4451 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 12:25-2:20
COML 6651 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 12:25-2:20

Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
FGSS 4451 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 12:25-2:20
FGSS 6651 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 12:25-2:20

History

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
HIST 1402 FWS: Global Islam 3 E. Tagliacozzo MW 2:45-4:00
HIST 2548 Buddhists in the Indian Ocean Arena: Past/Present 3 A. Blackburn

TR 9:40-10:55

HIST 3312 What was the Vietnam War? 4 K. Taylor TR 2:45-4:00

History of Art

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
ARTH 6852 Shadowplay: Asian Art and Performance 4

K. McGowan

W 12:25-2:20

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
LGBT 4451 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 12:25-2:20
LGBT 6331 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 12:25-2:20

Music

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
MUSIC 2341 Gamelan in Indonesian History and Culture 3 C. Miller M 11:20-12:10 or WF 11:20-12:10
MUSIC 3610 Cornell Gamelan Ensemble 1 C. Miller M 7:30-9:25
MUSIC 4641 Advanced Instruction in Gamelan 1 C. Miller TBA

Performing and Media Arts

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
PMA 4451 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 12:25-2:20

Religious Studies

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
RELST 3309 Temple in the World: Buddhism in Contemporary South and Southeast Asia 3 A. Blackburn TR 1:00-2:15
RELST 2248 Buddhists in the Indian Ocean Arena: Past/Present 3 A. Blackburn

TR 9:40-10:55

RELST 2299 Buddhism 3 D. Boucher

MW 11:20-12:10

RELST 4451 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 12:25-2:20

Visual Studies

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
VISST 2744 Gamelan in Indonesian History and Culture 3 C. Miller M 11:20-12:10 or WF 11:20-12:10
VISST 4852 Shadowplay: Asian Art and Performance 4 K. McGowan W 12:25-2:20
 

Fall 2021 Language Courses

                                          Burmese              

Course Number

Title

Credits

Instructors

Day/Time

BURM 1121

Elementary Burmese (Myanmar) I

4

Y.Y. Khaing

MTWR 12:25-1:15

BURM 2201

Intermediate Burmese (Myanmar) I

3

Y.Y. Khaing

TBA

BURM 3301

Advanced Burmese (Myanmar) I

3

Y.Y. Khaing

TBA

BURM 3309

Advanced Reading in Burmese (Myanmar) I

3

Y.Y. Khaing

TBA

Indonesian

Course Number

Title

Credits

Instructors

Day/Time

INDO 1100

Elements of Indonesian Language and Culture

1

J. Pandin

MW 2:40-3:30

INDO 1121

Elementary Indonesian I

4

J. Pandin

TBA

INDO 2201

Intermediate Indonesian I

3

J. Pandin

MTWR 8:00-8:50

INDO 3301

Advanced Indonesian I

3

J. Pandin

TBA

Khmer

Course Number

Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
KHMER 1101 Elements of Khmer Language and Culture 1 H. Phan Oct 20-Dec 17; W 2:45-4:00
KHMER 1121 Elementary Khmer I 4 H. Phan TBA
KHMER 2201 Intermediate Khmer I 3 H. Phan TBA
KHMER 3301 Advanced Khmer I 4 H. Phan TBA

Tagalog

Course Number

Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
TAG 1100 Elements of Tagalog/Filipino Language and Culture 1 M.T. Savella TBA
TAG 1121 Elementary Tagalog/Filipino I 4 M.T. Savella TBA
TAG 2201 Intermediate Tagalog/Filipino I 3 M.T. Savella TBA
TAG 3301 Advanced Tagalog/Filipino I 3 M.T. Savella TBA

Thai

Course Number

Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
THAI 1121 Elementary Thai I 4 N. Jagacinski TBA
THAI 2201 Intermediate Thai I 3 N. Jagacinski TBA
THAI 3301 Advanced Thai I 4 N. Jagacinski TBA
THAI 3303 Thai Literature I 4 N. Jagacinski TBA

Vietnamese

Course Number

Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
VIET 1121 Elementary Vietnamese I 4 T. Tranviet TBA
VIET 2201 Intermediate Vietnamese I 3 T. Tranviet TBA
VIET 3301 Advanced Vietnamese I 3 T. Tranviet TBA