Department of Asian Studies
New West 113, CB# 3267
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.
- Asian Studies Major, B.A.–General Concentration
- Asian Studies Major, B.A.–Arab Cultures Concentration
- Asian Studies Major, B.A.–Chinese Concentration
- Asian Studies Major, B.A.–Japanese Concentration
- Asian Studies Major, B.A.–South Asian Studies Concentration
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.
The undergraduate minor in Persian consists of four courses.
|Three language courses beyond PRSN 203 (the first semester of intermediate Persian), chosen from:||9|
|Intermediate Persian II|
|Advanced Persian I|
|Advanced Persian II|
|One course chosen from among the following:||3|
|Art and Architecture in the Age of the Caliphs (Seventh-12th Centuries CE)|
|Islamic Architecture and the Environment|
|Introduction to Iranian Culture|
|Introduction to Iranian Cinema|
|The Cinemas of the Middle East and North Africa|
|Gender, Space, and Place in the Middle East|
|History of the Indian Subcontinent to 1750|
|History of Muslim Societies to 1500|
|HIstory of Muslim Societies since 1500|
|The Modern Middle East|
|Revolution in the Modern Middle East|
|The Middle East and the West|
|Women in the Middle East|
|Introduction to Islamic Civilization|
|Modern Muslim Societies|
|Islam and Islamic Art in South Asia|
|Religion and Culture in Iran, 1500-Present|
|First-Year Seminar: Emperors, Courts, and Consumption: The Mughals of India|
|Modern Central Asia|
|Modern Muslim Literatures|
|Sociology of the Islamic World|
Placement credit (PL) may not be used to meet minor requirements.
See program page here for special opportunities.