Asian Studies

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor Requirements — 22 Credits

This minor is designed to provide students with a broad-based interdisciplinary understanding of Asian culture through a coordinated program of studying language, history, philosophy, art, geography, or political science. The program is administered by a faculty coordinator in the Department of Modern Languages. All Asian Studies Minors are required to see an advisor to work out a program of study that will meet their specific needs and interests. A minimum of 6 credits in the minor must be at the 300 or 400 level.

Minor requirements

Choose either Chinese or Japanese:

Take ten credits:

CHIN 101Elementary Chinese I

5

CHIN 102Elementary Chinese II

5

or

JAPN 101Elementary Japanese I

5

JAPN 102Elementary Japanese II

5

Students who demonstrate first-year-language competency in either Chinese or Japanese may bypass the 102 course and take 15 credits of electives rather than 12.

Take 12 credits from the following courses:

At least 6 credits must be at the 300 level or above.

 

ANT 313Anthropology of Globalization

3

ANT 395Topics in Anthropology

3

ANT 408Workshop in Anthropology

3-12

ANT 470Seminar in Anthropology

3

ART 391Japanese Art

3

ART 392Chinese Art History

3

ASIA 392Internship in Asian Studies

2-5

CHIN 116Introduction to Chinese Civilization

3

CHIN 201Intermediate Chinese I

3

CHIN 202Intermediate Chinese II

3

CHIN 216Masterpieces in Chinese Literature

3

JAPN 116Contemporary Japan

3

JAPN 201Intermediate Japanese I

3

JAPN 202Intermediate Japanese II

3

ENG 236Ethnic American Literature

3

ENG 262Masterpieces of World Literature

3

FILM 320Special Topics in Film

3

GEOG 218Emerging Asia

3

GEOG 344Asia: Special Topics

3

GNDR 285Gender in Global and Cross Cultural Perspectives

3

HIST 112Asian Civilization I: From Prehistory to 1500

3

HIST 113Asian Civilization II: From 1500 to the Present

3

HIST 211History of Asian America

3

HIST 307History of China to 1500

3

HIST 309History of Southeast Asia

3

HIST 310History of China Since 1500

3

HIST 311History of Japan

3

HIST 495Topics in Asian History

3

MIND 181Great Traditions of Asia

3

PHIL 300Topics in Philosophy

3

PSCI 319Asian Politics

3

Independent Study

1-4

The following courses have prerequisites not included in the minor.

ANT 313Anthropology of Globalization

3

ANT 395Topics in Anthropology

3

ANT 408Workshop in Anthropology

3-12

ANT 470Seminar in Anthropology

3

ART 391Japanese Art

3

ART 392Chinese Art History

3

FILM 320Special Topics in Film

3

GEOG 344Asia: Special Topics

3

HIST 495Topics in Asian History

3

The following variable topic courses must be relevant to Asian Studies and approved by the student’s minor advisor prior to registration:

ANT 395Topics in Anthropology

3

ANT 408Workshop in Anthropology

3-12

ANT 470Seminar in Anthropology

3

ASIA 392Internship in Asian Studies

2-5

ENG 236Ethnic American Literature

3

ENG 262Masterpieces of World Literature

3

FILM 320Special Topics in Film

3

PHIL 300Topics in Philosophy

3

NOTES: Independent Study projects and special courses must be approved by the minor advisor. These projects may be taken in any of the following departments: Anthropology, Art, Business, Economics, English, Modern Languages, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Mind/Honors.

Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in those courses that count toward the minor.

In accordance with University Policies, coursework earned more than 10 years prior to the date of matriculation to UNC may not be used to satisfy any major or minor requirements.  Any exception to this policy is at the discretion of the academic program.