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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 2022 Area Studies Courses

Asian American Studies

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
AAS 4040 Fictions of Dictatorship 4 C. Balance W 2:40-5:10

American Studies

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
AMST 3312 What was the Vietnam War? 3 K. Taylor TR 2:45-4:00
AMST 4040 Fictions of Dictatorship 4 C. Balance W 2:40-5:10

Anthropology

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
ANTHR 3552 Genocide Today: The Erasure of Cultures 4 M. Fiskesjo TR 2:45-4:00
ANTHR 4472 Pandemics: Past and Pending 3 J. Parrenas T 12:25-2:20
ANTHR 6552 Genocide Today: The Erasure of Cultures 4 M. Fiskesjo TR 2:45-4:00
ANTHR 7472 Pandemics: Past and Pending 3 J. Parrenas T 12:25-2:20

Asian Studies

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
ASIAN 2208 Introduction to Southeast Asia 3 C. Formichi MW 10:10-11:00
ASIAN 2245 Gamelan in Indonesian History and Cultures 3 C. Miller MWF 11:20-12:10
ASIAN 2248 Buddhists in the Indian Ocean: Past and Present 3 A. Blackburn MW 1:00-2:15
ASIAN 3312 What was the Vietnam War? 3 K. Taylor TR 2:45-4:00
ASIAN 3350 The Arts of Southeast Asia 4 K. McGowan

MW 9:40-10:55

ASIAN 3365 Genocide Today: The Erasure of Cultures 4 M. Fiskesjo TR 2:45-4:00
ASIAN 3397 Monsoon Kingdoms: Pre-Modern Southeast Asian History 4 E. Tagliacozzo TR 9:40-10:55
ASIAN 4451 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 11:20-1:15
ASIAN 6631 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 11:20-1:15
ASIAN 6665 Genocide Today: The Erasure of Cultures 4 M. Fiskesjo TR 2:45-4:00
ASIAN 6697 Monsoon Kingdoms: Pre-Modern Southeast Asian History 4 E. Tagliacozzo TR 9:40-10:55

Comparative Literature

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
COML 4040 Fictions of Dictatorship 4 C. Balance W 2:40-5:10
COML 4451 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 11:20-1:15
COML 6651 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 11:20-1:15

Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
FGSS 4451 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 11:20-1:15
FGSS 4675 Pandemics: Past and Pending 3 J. Parrenas T 12:25-2:20
FGSS 6331 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 11:20-1:15
FGSS 6675 Pandemics: Past and Pending 3 J. Parrenas T 12:25-2:20

Government

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
GOVT 6877 China and Asian Security 4 J. Weiss M 2:40-5:10

History

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
HIST 2548 Buddhists in the Indian Ocean: Past and Present

3

A. Blackburn MW 1:00-2:15
HIST 3312 What was the Vietnam War? 3 K. Taylor TR 2:45-4:00
HIST 3950 Monsoon Kingdoms: Pre-Modern Southeast Asian History 4 E. Tagliacozzo TR 9:40-10:55
HIST 6950 Monsoon Kingdoms: Pre-Modern Southeast Asian History 4 E. Tagliacozzo TR 9:40-10:55

History of Art

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
ARTH 3850 The Arts of Southeast Asia 4 K. McGowan MW 9:40-10:55
ARTH 6850 The Arts of Southeast Asia 4 K. McGowan MW 9:40-10:55

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 11:20-1:15
LGBT 6331 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 11:20-1:15

Medieval Studies

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
MEDVL 3850 The Arts of Southeast Asia 4 K. McGowan MW 9:40-10:55
MEDVL 6850 The Arts of Southeast Asia 4 K. McGowan MW 9:40-10:55

Music

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
MUSIC 2341 Gamelan in Indonesian History and Cultures 3 C. Miller MWF 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

Natural Resources

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
NTRES 4160 Conversations in Conservation for One Health 1 R. Radcliffe W 4:00-6:00

Performing and Media Arts

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
PMA 4740 Fictions of Dictatorship 4 C. Balance W 2:40-5:10
PMA 4451 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 11:20-1:15

Religious Studies

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
RELST 2248 Buddhists in the Indian Ocean: Past and Present 3 A. Blackburn MW 1:00-2:15
RELST 4451 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 11:20-1:15
RELST 6631 Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian Cinema 4 A. Fuhrmann W 11:20-1:15

Society for the Humanities

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
SHUM 2208 Introduction to Southeast Asia 3 C. Formichi MW 10:10-11:00
SHUM 4040 Fictions of Dictatorship 4 C. Balance W 2:40-5:10
SHUM 4675 Pandemics: Past and Pending 3 J. Parrenas T 12:25-2:20
SHUM 6675 Pandemics: Past and Pending 3 J. Parrenas T 12:25-2:20

Science & Technology Studies

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
STS 4675 Pandemics: Past and Pending 3 J. Parrenas T 12:25-2:20
STS 6675 Pandemics: Past and Pending 3 J. Parrenas T 12:25-2:20

Visual Studies

Course Number Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
VISST 2744 Gamelan in Indonesian History and Cultures 3 C. Miller MWF 11:20-12:10
VISST 3696 The Arts of Southeast Asia 4 K. McGowan MW 9:40-10:55

Fall 2022 Language Courses

                                          Burmese              

Course Number

Title

Credits

Instructors

Day/Time

BURM 1121

Elementary Burmese (Myanmar) I

4

Y.Y. Khaing

TBA

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 Readings in Burmese 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 3:30-4:20

INDO 1121

Elementary Indonesian I

4

J. Pandin

TBA

INDO 2201

Intermediate Indonesian I

3

J. Pandin

TWR 8:00-8:50

INDO 3301

Advanced Indonesian I

3

J. Pandin

TBA

INDO 4401 Advanced Indonesian for Research I 3 J. Pandin TBA

Khmer

Course Number

Title Credits Instructors Day/Time
KHMER 1100 Elements of Khmer Language and Culture 1 H. Phan W 2:40-3:30
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
KHMER 4431 Directed Study 1-4 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
THAI 5509 Graduate Studies in Thai 3-4 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