Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Asian Studies

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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 World Languages and Cultures. 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 — 22 Credits

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.

Must be taken from two different prefixes.

ANT 313Anthropology of Globalization

3

ANT 408Workshop in Anthropology

3-12

ANT 470Seminar in Anthropology

3

ASIA 116State, Society, and Culture in Contemporary AsiaLAB3LAIS

3

ASIA 216South and Southeast Asian LiteratureLAA2LAIS

3

CHIN 116Introduction to Chinese CivilizationLAB3LAIS

3

CHIN 201Intermediate Chinese ILAA4LAIS

3

CHIN 202Intermediate Chinese IILAA4LAIS

3

CHIN 216Masterpieces in Chinese LiteratureLAA2LAIS

3

JAPN 116Contemporary Japan

3

JAPN 201Intermediate Japanese ILAA4LAIS

3

JAPN 202Intermediate Japanese IILAA4LAIS

3

ENG 236Ethnic American LiteratureLAA2LAMS

3

ENG 262Masterpieces of World LiteratureLAA2LAIS

3

FILM 320Special Topics in Film

3

GEOG 218Emerging AsiaLAB2LAIS

3

GNDR 285Gender in the Contemporary Global OrderLAB3LAIS

3

HIST 112Asian Civilization I: From Prehistory to 1500LAH1

3

HIST 113Asian Civilizations II: From 1500 to the PresentLAH1

3

HIST 307History to China to 1500

3

HIST 310History of China Since 1500

3

HIST 311History of Japan

3

MIND 181Great Traditions of Asia: India, China and JapanLAA3LAIS

3

MUS 248Asian Musical CultureLAA1LAIS

3

PHIL 246Early Chinese Philosophy

3

PHIL 300Topics in Philosophy

3

PSCI 319Asian Politics

3

Directed 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

FILM 320Special Topics in Film

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 LiteratureLAA2LAMS

3

ENG 262Masterpieces of World LiteratureLAA2LAIS

3

FILM 320Special Topics in Film

3

HIST 395Topics in History

3

PHIL 300Topics in Philosophy

3

NOTES: Directed 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, World Languages and Cultures, 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.