If you are a faculty member at a university or college and are interested in offering a mini-course for graduate students on a particular topic, please view the call for proposals below.

GETSEA offers free and virtual mini-courses on topics in Southeast Asian studies, incorporating voices and perspectives from Southeast Asia, and open to graduate students from a wide range of backgrounds. Current graduate 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. Whether or not students seek credit at their own institution, all students are expected to attend all session and complete all coursework. There is no auditing of GETSEA mini-courses.

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

Fall 2023 Mini-Course:

Anarchism and Southeast Asia

Taught by Wong Tian An, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Offered virtually from October 11 to November 15, 2023, Wednesdays, 8:00pm-10:00pm Eastern Time.

Full syllabus available here.

Apply here.
Application deadline: September 29