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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 Shuyi Lin. To view requirements for Asian Studies majors, visit our Department of Asian Studies.

Spring 2022 Courses

Anthropology | Arabic | ArtsAsian Studies | Business | Chinese | Economics | EducationEnglish | Environment | Geography | Global Studies | Hindi-Urdu | History | Japanese | Korean | Linguistics | Music | Peace, War, and Defense | Persian | Political Science | PortuguesePublic Health | Public Policy | Religious Studies | Social Work | Sociology | Vietnamese

 

Anthropology

ANTH 101-600: General Anthropology, MULTIPLE

ANTH 102: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, MULTIPLE

ANTH 142-001: Local Cultures, Globe Forces, TBD, TR 9:30-10:45

ANTH 145: Introduction to World Prehistory, MULTIPLE

ANTH 319: Global Health, MULTIPLE

 

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, Kauffman, MWF 9:05-9:55 & T 9-9:50

ARAB 102-002: Elementary Arabic II, Kauffman, MWF 10:10-11 & T 10-10:50

ARAB 102-003: Elementary Arabic II, Kauffman, MTWF 2:30-3:20, remote

ARAB 102-004: Elementary Arabic II, Robinson, MTWR 3:35-4:25

ARAB 204-001: Intermediate Arabic II, Robinson, MW 11:15-12:05 & TR 11:05-11:55

ARAB 204-002: Intermediate Arabic II, Robinson, MW 12:20-1:10 & TR 12:30-1:20

ARAB 300-001: Arabic Grammar & Composition, El Kerdany, MWF 11:15-12:05

ARAB 306-001: Advanced Arabic II, Kauffman, MWF 12:20-1:10

ARAB 308-001: Arabic LAC: Public Health in the Middle East, Robinson, W 2:30-3:20

ARAB 407-001: Readings in Arabic I, El Kerdany, MWF 9:05-9:55

Taught in English

ARAB 354: Everyday Lives in the Middle East: Anthropological Perspectives, Vinea, TR 3:30-4:45ARAB 150: Introduction to Arab Cultures, Vinea, TR 3:30-4:45, remote

 

Asian Studies

ARAB 354: Everyday Lives in the Middle East: Anthropological Perspectives, Vinea, TR 3:30-4:45

ASIA 52: First-Year Seminar: Food in Chinese Culture, Yue, TR 2-3:15

ASIA/PWAD 69: First-Year Seminar: Wars and Veterans: Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Yaghoobi, TR 3:30-4:45

ASIA 73: First-Year Seminar: Popular Culture in the Arab World, Vinea, TR 11-12:15

ASIA 152: Survey of South Asian Cultural History, Lothspeich, TR 9:30-10:45 + required recitation

ASIA 229: Breakdancers, Vocaloids, and Gamers: East Asian Youth Cultures, Dixon, MWF 11:15-12:05

ASIA 231: Bollywood Cinema, Taj, TR 5-6:15 + required recitation

ASIA 262: Nation, Film, & Novel in Modern India, Lothspeich, TR 12:30-1:45

ASIA/JWST 358: Religion and Tradition in Israeli Cinema, TV, and Literature, Shemer, TR 2-3:15

ASIA/JWST/PWAD 425: Beyond Hostilities: Israeli-Palestinian Exchanges and Partnerships in Film, Literature, and Music, Shemer, TR 12:30-1:45

ASIA 720: Methods and Themes in Asian and Middle Eastern History, Pitelka, W 3:35-6:05

ASIA 780: Minorities in the Middle East, Yaghoobi, R 12:30-3

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

CHIN 463: Narrative Ethics in Modern China, Visser, TR 11-12:15

JAPN 162: Japanese Popular Culture, Dixon, MW 1:25-2:15 + required recitation, remote

JAPN 277: Empire of Sex: Eroticism, Mass Culture, and Geopolitics in Japan, 1945-Present, Driscoll, T 6:15-8:45

KOR 346/CMPL 246: Body Politics in Modern Korean Literature, Kwon, TR 8-9:15 pm, remote

KOR 447/CMPL 547: Documenting Diasporas: Korean Diasporas in Films and Documentaries, Jo, TR 11-12:15

 

Chinese

CHIN 102-001: Elementary Chinese II, Lin, MWF 9:05-9:55 & T 9-9:50

CHIN 102-002: Elementary Chinese II, Lin, MWF 10:10-11 & T 10-10:50

CHIN 102-003: Elementary Chinese II, Cai, MW 12:20-1:10 & TR 12:30-1:20

CHIN 102-004: Elementary Chinese II, Cai, MTWR 3:35-4:25

CHIN 204-001: Intermediate Chinese II, Fan, MWF 10:10-11 & T 10-10:50

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

CHIN 212-001: Intermediate Written Chinese, Polin, MWF 10:10-11

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

CHIN 212-003: Intermediate Written Chinese, Fan, MWF 1:25-2:15

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

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

CHIN 308-001: Chinese LAC, Cai, W 4:40-5:30

CHIN 408: Readings in Modern Chinese II, Lin, MWF 12:20-1:10

CHIN 441: Chinese-English Translating & Interpreting, Polin, MWF 11:15-12:05

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

Taught in English

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

CHIN 463: Narrative Ethics in Modern China, Visser, TR 11-12:15

 

Economics

ECON 460-001: International Economics, Vaidyanathan, MW 12:00-1:35

ECON 460-002: International Economics, Vaidyanathan, MW 2:30-3:45

ECON 469: Asian Economic Systems, Rosefielde, TR 8:30-9:15

 

Education

EDUC 758: Immigration and Education, Rong, T 4:00-6:50

 

English

ENGL 129-001: Literature and Cultural Diversity, Palmer, MWF 2:30-3:20

ENGL 129-002: Literature and Cultural Diversity, Palmer, MWF 12:20-1:10

ENGL 141: World Literatures in English, Cohen, MWF 2:30-3:20

ENGL 265: Literature and Race, Literature and Ethnicity, Crystall, MWF 1:25-2:15

 

Environment

ENVR 475: Global Climate Change: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, West, TR 3:30-4:45

 

Geography

GEOG 120-001: World Regional Geography, MULTIPLE

GEOG 121: Geographies of Globalization, MULTIPLE

GEOG 130: Development and Inequality: Global Perspectives, Havice, MWF 9:05-9:55

GEOG 210: Global Issues, MULTIPLE

GEOG 212: Environmental Conservation and Global Change, Moody, MWF 2:30-3:20

GEOG 428: Global Cities :Space, Power, and Identity in the Built Environment, Lepofsky, MWF 12:20-1:10

 

Global Studies

GLBL/GEOG 210: Global Issues and Globalization, MULTIPLE

Hindi-Urdu

HNUR 102-001: Elementary Hindi-Urdu II, Caldwell, MW 11:15-12:05 & TR 11:05-11:55

HNUR 102-002: Elementary Hindi-Urdu II, Caldwell, MW 12:20-1:10 & TR 12:30-1:20

HNUR 204: Intermediate Hindi-Urdu II, Bhalla, MTWR 2:30-3:20

HNUR 306: Advanced Hindi-Urdu II, Taj, TR 3:30-4:45

HNUR 308: Hindi-Urdu LAC: Journalism and Current Events, Caldwell, M 3:35-4:25

 

History*

HIST 140: The World Since 1945, MULTIPLE

HIST 163: Modern Central Asia, MULTIPLE

HIST 180: Genocide in Global Perspective, MULTIPLE

HIST 210: Global Issues and Globalization, MULTIPLE

HIST 266: Global History of Warfare, MULTIPLE

HIST 283-001: Chairman Mao’s China in World History, TSIN, MWF 3:35-4:50 PM

HIST 285: 20th Century China, MULTIPLE

HIST 288-001: Japan in the 20th Century, WU, MWF 11:15-12:05

HIST 744-001: Politics of Human Rights in Global Perspective, Moses, W 6:00-8:30PM

 

Japanese

JAPN 102-001: Elementary Japanese II, Iwashita, MWF 9:05-9:55 & T 9-9:50

JAPN 102-002: Elementary Japanese II, Iwashita, MWF 10:10-11 & T 10-10:50

JAPN 102-003: Elementary Japanese II, Sawamura, MW 1:25-2:15 & TR 1:30-2:20

JAPN 102-004: Elementary Japanese II, Kato, MTWR 2:30-3:20

JAPN 102-005: Elementary Japanese II, Sawamura, MTWR 3:35-4:25

JAPN 102-006 Elementary Japanese II, Iwashita, MWF 12:20-1:10, T 12:30-1:30

JAPN 204-001:Intermediate Japanese II, Kato, MW 11:15-12:05 & TR 11:05-11:55

JAPN 204-002: Intermediate Japanese II, Kato, MW 12:20-1:10 & TR 12:30-1:20

JAPN 306-001: Advanced Japanese II, Aratake, MWF 10:10-11

JAPN 306-002: cancelled

JAPN 411: Food and Culture in Japan, Aratake, M 5:45-8:30

JAPN 418: Service Learning in Japanese Language, Sawamura, W 6:10-8:40

Taught in English

JAPN 162: Japanese Popular Culture, Dixon, MW 1:25-2:15 + required recitation, remote

JAPN 277: Empire of Sex: Eroticism, Mass Culture, and Geopolitics in Japan, 1945-Present, Driscoll, T 6:15-8:45

 

Korean

KOR 102-001: Elementary Korean II, E. Lee, MW 10:10-11 & TR 10-10:50

KOR 102-002: Elementary Korean II, E. Lee, MW 11:15-12:05 & TR 11:05-11:55

KOR 102-003: Elementary Korean II, E. Lee, MW 1:25-2:15 & TR 1:30-2:20

KOR 102-004: Elementary Korean II, G. Lee, MWF 1:25-2:15 & T 1:30-2:20

KOR 204-001: Intermediate Korean II, Bang, MWF 9:05-9:55 & T 9-9:50

KOR 204-002: Intermediate Korean II, G. Lee, MTWF 2:30-3:20

KOR 306: Advanced Korean II, Bang, MWF 10:10-11

Taught in English

KOR 346/CMPL 246: Body Politics in Modern Korean Literature, Kwon, TR 8-9:15 pm, remote

KOR 447/CMPL 547: Documenting Diasporas: Korean Diasporas in Films and Documentaries, Jo, TR 11-12:15

 

Linguistics

LING 101: Introduction to Language, MULTIPLE
LING 260: Languages of Southeast Asia, Butler, MWF 10:10-11:00
 

Music

MUSC 212: Gamelan Ensemble, Caldwell, W 7-9:30
MUSC 355: Music, Race, and Diaspora, Figueroa, TR, 2:00–3:15
 

Peace, War, and Defense

PWAD 150: International Relations and Global Politics, MULTIPLE

PWAD 266: Global History of Warfare, MULTIPLE

PWAD 460: International Economics, MULITPLE

 

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, remote

PRSN 305: Persian Short Stories, Adel, MWF 1:25-2:15

 

Political Science

POLI 130: Introduction to Comparative Politics, MULTIPLE

POLI 150: International Relations and World Politics, MULTIPLE

POLI 210:Global Issues and Globalization, MULTIPLE

 

Public Health

PUBH 711-01W: Critical Issues in Global Health, Excellent, TBA

 

Public Policy*

PLCY 110-601: Global Policy Issues, Sullivan, MW 10:10-11 Recitation Required

 

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 285: The Buddhist Tradition: Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka, MILTIPLE

 

Social Work*

SOWO 881: Development Theory and Practice in Global Settings, Bilotta, Tu 2:00-4:50

 

Sociology*

SOCI 58: First-Year Seminar: Globalization, Work, and Inequality, Mouw, TR 9:30-10:45

SOCI 101: Sociological Perspectives, MULTIPLE

SOCI 180: Introduction to Global Health, Stoutamire, TR 8-9:15

 

Vietnamese

VIET 102: Elementary Vietnamese II, Ton, MWF 2:30-3:20