UNC-Chapel Hill boasts not only a thriving Asian Studies department but also a wide variety of interdisciplinary courses with Asia-related content. The Carolina Asia Center maintains a list of all graduate and undergraduate courses on campus that contain Asia content. You can search this list below by academic subject or geographic region. Each listing notes the department abbreviation, course number, course title, last name of the course instructor, meeting days and meeting time.

We strive to keep this list as accurate and up-to-date as possible. If a course listing is incorrect or missing from this page, please contact Brittany Darst. To view requirements for Asian Studies majors, visit our Department of Asian Studies.

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Spring 2017 Courses

Anthropology | Arabic | Art History | Asian Studies | Business | Chinese | City and Regional Planning | Communication Studies | Dramatic Art | Economics | Education | English and Comparative LiteratureGeography | Global Studies | Hindi-Urdu | History | Japanese | Korean | Linguistics | Media and Journalism | Music | Peace, War, and Defense | Persian | Political Science | Public Health | Public Policy | Religious Studies | Sociology | Turkish

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Anthropology

ANTH 101: General Anthropology, Agbe-Davies, MWF 11:15-12:05 (recitation required)

ANTH 102: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Lambert, MWF 10:10-11 (recitation required)

ANTH 147: Comparative Healing Systems, Rivkin-Fish, TR 9:30-10:45 (recitation required)

ANTH 151: Anthropological Perspectives on Food and Culture, Scarry, MWF 1:25-2:15 (recitation required)

ANTH 259: Culture and Identity, TBA, TR 2-3:15

ANTH 319: Global Health, Thompson, MWF 10:10-11 (recitation required)

ANTH 447: The Anthropology of Work, Smith-Nonini, TR 11-12:15

ANTH 567: Urban Anthropology, Nonini, TR 11-12:15

ANTH 702: Sociocultural Theory and Ethnography, Escobar, M 9:05-11:35

 

Arabic

For a thorough listing of courses related to Arabic language and culture, visit the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations at mideast.unc.edu.

ARAB 102-001: Elementary Arabic II, El Kerdany, MW 9:05-9:55 & TR 9-9:50

ARAB 102-002: Elementary Arabic II, El Kerdany, MW 10:10-11 & TR 10-10:50

ARAB 102-003: Elementary Arabic II, Badr, MWF 11:15-12:05 & T 11:05-11:55

ARAB 102-004: Elementary Arabic II, Badr, MWF 12:20-1:10 & T 12:30-1:20

ARAB 102-005: Elementary Arabic II, Kauffman, MTWF 2:30-3:20

ARAB 204-001: Intermediate Arabic II, Shahu, MW 9:05-9:55 & TR 9-9:50

ARAB 204-002: Intermediate Arabic II, Shahu, MW 10:10-11 & TR 10-10:50

ARAB 204-003: Intermediate Arabic II, Shahu, MW 12:20-1:10 & TR 12:30-1:20

ARAB 300: Arabic Grammar & Composition, Badr, MWF 2:30-3:20

ARAB 306-001: Advanced Arabic II, Kauffman, MWF 10:10-11

ARAB 306-002: Advanced Arabic II, Kauffman, MWF 12:20-1:10

ARAB 443: Dissident Voices in Arab Cultures, Halabi, TR 11-12:15

ARAB/PWAD 452: Imagining Palestine, Yaqub, TR 12:30-1:45

 

Art History

ARTH/ASIA 273: Arts Under the Mughal Dynasty in India, Ghosh, TR 2-3:15

ARTH/ASIA 456: Art and Visual Culture of South Asia, Ghosh, TR 12:30-1:45

 

Asian Studies

ASIA 53: FYS: Israeli Popular Culture: The Case of Music, Sprintzik, MWF 12:20-1:10

ASIA 67H: FYS: Japanese Fashion: History and Culture, Bardsley, TR 9:30-10:45

ASIA 68: FYS: Power of Music/Music of Power: Cultural Politics of 20th-Century Arabic Music, Halabi, TR 3:30-4:45

ASIA 89: FYS: Wars and Veterans, Yaghoobi, TR 2-3:15

ASIA/RELI 183: Asian Religions, Kamath, MW 10:10-11 (recitation required)

ASIA/ARTH 273: Arts Under the Mughal Dynasty in India, Ghosh, TR 2-3:15

ASIA/HIST 276: The Modern Middle East, Shields, MW 11:15-12:05

ASIA/HIST 281: The Pacific War, 1937-1945: Its Causes and Legacy, Fletcher, TR 2-3:15

ASIA 302/RELI 287: Modern Japanese Religions, Smith, MW 3:35-4:50

ASIA 303/RELI 288: Chinese Religions, Ambros, TR 9:30-10:45

ASIA 332: The Story of Rama in India, Lothspeich, TR 12:30-1:45

ASIA/CMPL 379: Cowboys, Samurai, and Rebels in Film and Fiction, Brodey, TR 11-12:15

ASIA 390: Middle Eastern Women Writers, Yaghoobi, TR 12:30-1:45

ASIA 425: Beyond Hostilities: Israeli-Palestinian Exchanges and Collaborations in Cinema and Literature, Shemer, TR 11-12:15

ASIA/ARTH 456: Art and Visual Culture of South Asia, Ghosh, TR 12:30-1:45

ASIA/ECON 469: Asian Economic Systems, Rosefielde, TR 8-9:15

 

Business

BUSI 610: Global Environment of Business, Elvers, TR 11-12:15

BUSI 610: Global Environment of Business, Elvers, TR 12:30-1:45

BUSI 617: Global Marketing, Didow, MW 12:30-1:45

BUSI 618: Global Financial Markets, TBA,  MW 12:30-1:50

BUSI 618: Global Financial Markets, TBA,  MW 2-3:20

 

Chinese

CHIN 102-001: Elementary Chinese II, Stimpson, MWF 10:10-11 & T 10-10:50

CHIN 102-002: Elementary Chinese II: Lin, MWF 11:15-12:05 & R 11:05-11:55

CHIN 102-003: Elementary Chinese II, Lin, MWF 12:20-1:10 & R 12:30-1:20

CHIN 102-004: Elementary Chinese II, Cai, MW 1:25-2:15 & TR 1:30-2:20

CHIN 150: Introduction to Chinese Civilization, Hsiao, TR 12:30-1:45

CHIN 204-001: Intermediate Chinese II, Ge, MW 11:15-12:05 & TR 11:05-11:55

CHIN 204-002: Intermediate Chinese II, Ge, MW 1:25-2:15 & TR 1:30-2:20

CHIN 204-003: Intermediate Chinese II, Cai, MTWR 2:30-3:20

CHIN 212-001: Intermediate Written Chinese, Stimpson, MWF 9:05-9:55

CHIN 212-002: Intermediate Written Chinese, Stimpson, MWF 1:25-2:15

CHIN 252: Introduction to Chinese Culture through Narrative, Bergeton, TR 3:30-4:45 + required recitation

CHIN 306-001: Advanced Chinese II, Zhou, MWF 10:10-11

CHIN 306-002, Advanced Chinese II, Zhou, MWF 12:20-1:10

CHIN 354: Chinese Culture through Calligraphy, Li, R 3:30-6

CHIN 356: Chinese Environmental Literature, Visser, TR 9:30-10:45

CHIN 408-001, Readings in Modern Chinese II, Hsiao, TR 2-3:15

CHIN 414: Advanced Reading & Composition, Yue, TR 2-3:15

CHIN 441: Chinese-English Translation & Interpreting, Li, TR 12:30-1:45

CHIN 510: Introduction to Classical Chinese, Bergeton, TR 9:30-10:45

CHIN 631: Writing Chinese (in) America: Advanced Studies of a Foreign Language from U.S. Homeland, Yue, TR 3:30-4:45

 

 

City and Regional Planning

PLAN 651: Urban Form and the Design of Cities, Whittemore, TR 12:30-1:45

PLAN 685: Water and Sanitation Planning and Policy in Less Developed Countries, Whittington, F 9:05-11:45

PLAN 744: Development and Environmental Management, Song, TR 2-3:15

 

Communication Studies

COMM 350: Practices of Cultural Studies, TBA, MWF 11:15-12:05

 

Dramatic Art

DRAM 117: Perspectives in World Drama, Perkins, W 10:10-1

DRAM 283: Theatre History and Literature III, Zhuang, TR 9:30-10:45

DRAM 475: Costume History: Africa, Asia, and Arabia, Owen, TR 12:30-1:45

 

Economics

ECON 460-001: International Economics, Vaidyanathan, MWF 10:10-11

ECON 460-002: International Economics, Vaidyanathan, MWF 11:15-12:05

ECON 460-003: International Economics, Conway, TR 9:30-10:45

ECON 460-004: International Economics, Conway, TR 2-3:15

ECON 465-001: Economic Development, Vaidyanathan, MWF 9:05-9:55

ECON/ASIA 469: Asian Economic Systems, Rosefielde, TR 8-9:15

ECON 560-001: Advanced International Economics, Chari, TR 9:30-10:45

ECON 560-002: Advanced International Economics, Chari, TR 12:30-1:45

 

Education

EDUC 522: Schools, Cultures, and Communities II: Schools, Stone, T 3:30-6:15

EDUC 739: Global Child: Education & Development, Simeonsson, M 9:05-12:05

EDUC 758: Immigration and Education, Rong, M 5-7:50

EDUC 776: Gender, Race, and Class Issues in Education, Trier, T 12:30-3:15

 

English and Comparative Literature

CMPL 143: History of Global Cinema, Pollmann, TR 12:30-1:45

CMPL/ASIA 379: Cowboys, Samurai, and Rebels in Film and Fiction, Brody, TR 11-12:15

ENGL 129-001: Literature and Cultural Diversity, Crystall, MWF 12:20-1:10

ENGL 141-001: World Literatures in English, Flanagan, TR 11-12:15

ENGL 141-002: World Literatures in English, TBA, TR 2-3:15

ENGL 143-001: Film and Culture, Ross, MW 11:15-12:05

ENGL 143-002: Film and Culture, Schroeder, MW 5-6:15

ENGL 143-003: Film and Culture, Larson, TR 8-9:15

ENGL 143-951: Film and Culture, TBA, MW 6-7:15

 

Geography

GEOG 56: FYS: Local Places in a Globalizing World, Cravey, TR 12:30-1:45

GEOG 120-001: World Regional Geography, Kirsch, MWF 10:10-11

GEOG 120-990: World Regional Geography, Lepofsky, ONLINE

GEOG 121: Geographies of Globalization, Florin, TR 9:30-10:45

GEOG 130: Geographical Issues in the Developing World, Havice, MWF 11:15-12:05

GEOG 424: Geographies of Religion, Olson, TR 2-3:15

GEOG 435: Environmental Politics, Havice, MWF 2:30-3:20

GEOG 448: Transnational Geographies of Muslim Societies, Gokariksel, TR 2-3:15

GEOG 703: Geographic Research Design, Emch, T 3:30-6:30

GEOG 805: Research Seminar in International Area Studies, Development, and Globalization, Pickles, R 3:30-6:30

 

Global Studies

GLBL/GEOG 210-001: Global Issues and Globalization, Weiler, MW 10:10-11 (recitation required)

GLBL/GEOG 210-002: Global Issues and Globalization, Osterweil, TR 9:30-10:45 (recitation required)

GLBL 281: Phillips Ambassadors Program, Tsin, TBA

 

Hindi-Urdu

HNUR 102-001: Elementary Hindi-Urdu II, Nasir, MW 10:10-11 & TR 10-10:50

HNUR 102-002: Elementary Hindi-Urdu II, Nasir, MTWR 2:30-3:20

HNUR 204: Intermediate Hindi-Urdu Ii, Nasir, MW 11:15-12:05 & TR 11:05-11:55

HNUR 306: Advanced Hindi-Urdu II, Lothspeich, TR 9:30-10:45

 

History

HIST/ASIA 136: History of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh: South Asia since 1750, Sevea, MW 3:35-4:50

HIST 140-006: The World Since 1945, Aydin, MW 10:10-11 (recitation required)

HIST 140-007: The World Since 1945, Owre, MW 9:05-9:55 (recitation required)

HIST 140-008: The World Since 1945, Hale-Dorrell, TR 8-9:15 (recitation required)

HIST 163: Modern Central Asia, Tasar, TR 3:30-4:45

HIST/ASIA 276: The Modern Middle East, S. Shields, MW 11:15-12:05 + recitations

HIST/ASIA 281: The Pacific War, 1937-1945: Its Causes and Legacy, Fletcher, TR 2-3:15

HIST 331: Sex, Religion, and Violence: Revolutionary Thought in Modern South Asia, Sevea, MWF 9:05-9:55

HIST 351: Global History of Warfare, Lee, TR 9:30-10:45 (recitation required)

HIST 398-004: Undergraduate Seminar in Africa/Asia/Middle East History, Flatt, TR 9:30-10:45

HIST 589: Race, Racism, and America: (United States) Law in Historical Perspective, McNeil, TR 2-3:15

HIST 722: Readings in Contemporary Global History, Aydin, M 3:35-6:05

HIST 816: Topics in Asian History, Fletcher, W 3:40-6:42

HIST 890: Topics in History for Graduates, Tsin, R 5-7:30

 

Japanese

JAPN 102-001: Elementary Japanese II, Iwashita, MW 9:05-9:55 & TR 9-9:50

JAPN 102-002: Elementary Japanese II, Sawamura, MW 11:15-12:05 & TR 11:05-11:55

JAPN 102-003: Elementary Japanese II, Iwashita, MW 12:20-1:10 & TR 12:30-1:20

JAPN 102-004: Elementary Japanese II, Sawamura, MW 1:25-2:15 & TR 1:30-2:20

JAPN 102-005: Elementary Japanese II, Sawamura, MTWR 2:30-3:20

JAPN 161: Geisha in History, Fiction, & Fantasy, Bardsley, TR 3:30-4:45

JAPN 162: Japanese Popular Culture, Dixon, MWF 12:20-1:10

JAPN 204-002:Intermediate Japanese II, Kato, MW 10:10-11 & TR 10-10:50

JAPN 204-003: Intermediate Japanese II, Kato, MW 1:25-2:15 & TR 1:30-2:20

JAPN 277: Empire of Sex: Eroticism, Mass Culture, & Geopolitics in Japan, 1945-present, Driscoll, T 6-9

JAPN 306-001: Advanced Japanese II, Aratake, MWF 9:05-9:55

JAPN 306-002: Advanced Japanese II, Aratake, MWF 10:10-11

JAPN 411: Food & Culture in Japan, Aratake, M 6:05-8:50

JAPN 414: Manga as a Japanese Art & Culture, Iwashita, W 4:40-7:20

JAPN 482: Embodying Japan: The Cultures of Beauty, Sports, & Medicine in Japan, Dixon, MWF 11:15-12:05

JAPN/LING 563: Structure of Japanese, Smith, TR 11-12:15

 

Korean

KOR 102-001: Elementary Korean II, MW 11:15-12:05 & TR 11:05-11:55

KOR 102-002: Elementary Korean II, Bang, MW 12:20-1:10 & TR 12:30-1:20

KOR 102-003: Elementary Korean II, MTWR 2:30-3:20

KOR 102-004: Elementary Korean II, MW 9:05-9:55 & TR 9-9:50

KOR 204-001: Intermediate Korean II, Bang, MW 10:10-11 & TR 10-10:50

KOR 204-002: Intermediate Korean II, Bang, MW 1:25-2:15 & 1:30-2:20

KOR 306: Advanced Korean II, Jo, TR 11-12:15

KOR 327: Korean Diasporas, Jo, TR 2-3:15

 

Linguistics

LING/JAPN 563: Structure of Japanese, Smith, TR 11-12:15

 

Media and Journalism

MEJO 441: Diversity and Communication, McDonald, TBA

 

Music

MUSC 146: Introduction to World Musics, Figueroa, MW 2:30-3:20 (recitation required)

MUSC 234: World Musics in Theory and Practice, TBA, TBA

 

Peace, War, and Defense

PWAD 351: Global History of Warfare, Lee, TR 9:30-10:45 (recitation required)

 

Persian

For a thorough listing of courses related to Middle Eastern languages and cultures, visit the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations at mideast.unc.edu.

PRSN 102: Elementary Persian II, Adel, MWF 10:10-11

PRSN 204: Intermediate Persian II, Adel, MWF 11:15-12:05

PRSN 306: Advanced Persian II, Adel, MWF 1:25-2:15

 

Political Science

POLI 130-001: Introduction to Comparative Politics, Maxwell, MW 9:05-9:55 (recitation required)

POLI 130-002: Introduction to Comparative Politics, Carty, TR 2-3:15 (recitation required)

POLI 150-001: International Relations and World Politics, Oatley, MW 11:15-12:05 (recitation required)

POLI 150-002: International Relations and World Politics, Bird, MW 2:30-3:45 (recitation required)

POLI 150-003: International Relations and World Politics, Cilizoglu, TR 9:30-10:45 (recitation required)

POLI 731: The Politics of Development and Change, Robertson, R 3:30-6:30

POLI 750: Theories of International Relations I, Crescenzi, R 12:30-3:20

 

Public Health

HPM 664: Globalization and Health, Fried, TR 11-1:45

PUBH 500: Global Health Discussion Series, Fried, W 5:45-7:15

PUBH 712-01W: Global Health Ethics, Ramaswamy, TBA, TBA

PUBH 712-965: Global Health Ethics, Ramaswamy & Philpott, TBA, TBA

PUBH 712-966: Global Health Ethics, Ramaswamy & Philpott, TBA, TBA

 

Public Policy

PLCY 110: Global Policy Issues, Sullivan, MW 10:10-11

PLCY 717: Political Institutions: Macro-Level Processes, Nesting, and Institutional Dynamics, Jagger, W 2:30-5

 

Religious Studies

For a thorough listing of courses related to Islam, visit the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations at mideast.unc.edu.

RELI 73H: FYS: From Dragons to Pokemon: Animals in Japanese Myth, Folklore, and Religion, Ambros, TR 3:30-4:45

RELI 165: Mysticism, Dsilva, TR 9:30-10:45

RELI 180: Introduction to Islamic Civilization, Adem, TR 3:30-4:45

RELI/ASIA 183: Asian Religions, Kamath, MW 10:10-11 (recitation required)

RELI 287/ASIA 302: Modern Japanese Religions, Smith, MW 3:35-4:50

RELI 288/ASIA 303: Chinese Religions, Ambros, TR 9:30-10:45

RELI 582: Islam and Islamic Art in South Asia, Ernst, M 2-4:50

 

Sociology

SOCI 101-001: Sociological Perspectives, Husain, TR 3:30-4:45

SOCI 101-002: Sociological Perspectives, Hwang, MWF 11:15-12:05

SOCI 101-003: Sociological Perspectives, Tait, MWF 9:05-9:55

SOCI 101-004: Sociological Perspectives, Krull, MWF 1:25-2:15

SOCI 101-005: Sociological Perspectives, Schultz, MWF 10:10-11

SOCI 101-006: Sociological Perspectives, Schorpp, MWF 11:15-12:05

SOCI 101-007: Sociological Perspectives,  Dunn, MWF 4:40-5:30

SOCI 101-990: Sociological Perspectives, Yazhida, ONLINE

SOCI 121: Population Problems, Zaidi, TR 8-9:15

SOCI 122-001: Race & Ethnic Relations, Hastings, TR 12:30-1:45

SOCI 122-002: Race & Ethnic Relations, Rigby, MWF 12:50-2:20

SOCI 122-003: Race & Ethnic Relations, TBA, TBA

SOCI 122-990: Race & Ethnic Relations, Hastings, ONLINE

 

Turkish

For a thorough listing of courses related to Middle Eastern languages and cultures, visit the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations at mideast.unc.edu.

TURK 102: Elementary Turkish II, Havlioglu, MWF 1:25-2:15

TURK 204: Intermediate Turkish II, Havlioglu, MW 4:40-5:55