If you are a faculty member at a GETSEA institution and are interested in offering a mini-course for graduate students on a particular topic, please view the call for proposals for Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 courses here. Proposals are due December 1, 2021.

GETSEA is offering two free and virtual mini-courses this fall on topics in Southeast Asian studies, open to graduate students from a wide range of backgrounds. Current graduates students at a GETSEA member institution receive first priority in admission to the courses, though graduate students at any institution who research in and around Southeast Asia may apply for admission to take a mini-course.

These courses do not offer course credit for students at their home institutions. However, students are encouraged to work with a faculty member at their home institution to count the course towards an independent/directed study/reading credit.

Mini-courses have a workload roughly equivalent to that of a one-credit course – approximately 45 hours in total, including class time, readings, and other work.

Details about our previous mini-courses are available here, and any questions or proposals can be submitted to us at

The deadline for applications has passed for this cycle, but stay tuned for our next round of mini-courses.

Fall 2021 Mini-Courses:

The Performing Arts in Southeast Asian History and Society

Taught by Supeena Insee Adler, Helen Rees, and Maureen Russell of the University of California, Los Angeles
Offered virtually from October 18 to November 22, 2021, Mondays, 8:00pm-10:00pm EST
Full syllabus available here.

Scholar-Activism and the Myanmar Spring Revolution

Taught by Dr. Hilary Faxon, UC Berkeley and Dr. Tharaphi Than, Northern Illinois University
Offered virtually from October 20 to November 17, 2021, Wednesdays, 5:00pm-7:00pm EST
Full syllabus available here.