The Asian Studies major (and second major) within the Regional Studies Concentration of IGS is intended for undergraduate students interested in pursuing an interdisciplinary study of the vast regions of East, Southeast and South Asia (mainland and maritime).
Major: The Asian Studies major is a 30 semester hour major comprised of:
- 6 hours of course work, at the 300-level or higher, in one of the foreign languages of Asia (especially Japanese and Mandarin Chinese; other Asian languages may be approved by the Director);
- 6 hours of IGS core courses (IGS 233 A or B* and IGS 400);
- 18 hours of course work on international and/or global topics corresponding to the four conceptual categories of IGS (society and politics; economics and development; arts and literature; belief systems and cultures), at least 12 of which must deal principally with Asia.
Second Major: Must meet the same requirements as Majors, with at least 12 hours taken outside the student's first major.
Minor: Required to complete 18 hours including the foreign language requirement (6 hours), core courses (6 hours), and other international elective courses (6 hours).
Please Note: *Until 300-level courses in Japanese and Chinese are routinely available at UNCG, students will be advised to complete the requirement by studying at one of our multiple study-abroad partnerships in Japan, China, Singapore, or Taiwan.
Asia as well as an IGS 400 focused on Asia.