Asian Studies Minor

Department of Asian Studies

http://asianstudies.unc.edu

New West 113, CB# 3267

(919) 962-4294

Professor Li-ling Hsiao, Director of Undergraduate Studies

hsiaoll@email.unc.edu

Lori Harris, Department Manager

lori@unc.edu

The Department of Asian Studies offers five major concentrations, nine minors, and instruction in Asian and Middle Eastern languages. In addition to the interdisciplinary minor in Asian Studies, there are language-focused minors in Arabic, Chinese, modern Hebrew, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, Korean, and Persian.

Department Programs

Majors

Minors

Requirements

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

A student may take an interdisciplinary minor in Asian studies by completing five courses from among those accepted for the interdisciplinary Asian studies major. At least two courses must be taken within the Department of Asian Studies, chosen from the list in the section describing the major. The courses taken for the minor must include one from three of the six regions of Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia), as defined in the section describing the major. Students interested in advanced Asian language training should consider the Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, or Korean minors.

No more than one first-year seminar may be counted toward the minor.

A student may not count toward the interdisciplinary minor in Asian studies both of any of the following pairs of courses: ASIA 138/HIST 138 and ASIA 180/RELI 180, ASIA 139/HIST 139 and ASIA 181/RELI 181.

See program page here for special opportunities.