Asian Studies 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 concentration 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 Concentration: Must meet the same requirements as the Concentration, 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.