Advising Information for Current Students

Asian Studies B.A.

Because the Asian Studies Major is interdisciplinary, it is important that students meet regularly with the Asian Studies advisor, and attend the group advising meetings each semester (Early October in the fall, and late March in the spring). Since the courses for Asian Studies come from different departments and colleges throughout the university, it is vital that students attend the meetings and meet with an advisor to select the best courses for their schedules in order to graduate on time. Together, we can design a program that fits your interests best, and allows you to explore the topics and themes that most appeal to you. We can also figure out when it would be best for you to study abroad and/or do one of our internships in Asia, while still allowing you to graduate on time.

Asian Studies Liberal Arts Emphasis

Chinese K-12 Teaching Emphasis

Japanese K-12 Teaching Emphasis

Asian Studies Minor

Asian Studies BA - K-12 Chinese Teaching Emphasis

Chinese Minor

The Chinese Minor comprises 18 credit hours – 15 in language at the 200+ level, and 3 credits in Chinese civilization (taught in English). As language builds upon previous knowledge, the language courses in the minor all have prerequisites; Chinese language courses should be taken in sequence.

The program of study in Chinese at UNC includes five semesters of language classes at UNC as well as study abroad opportunities. Students can easily reach advanced proficiency in Chinese through dedication, a little time, and some time abroad. We begin by teaching basic pronunciation, vocabulary, sentence structure and grammar, as well as reading and writing Chinese full-form characters (繁体字) and the pīnyīn Romanization system. Students continue to increase their vocabulary in each class, adding more sentence structure and grammar review while engaging in authentic materials. By the third year of study, students improve their language skills by focusing on content. Students read and analyze modern and classical Chinese literature, discuss ancient philosophy and traditional poetry, as well develop their critical thinking and oratory skills while learning about Chinese history and politics. By the conclusion of the program, students will present arguments and lead discussions on stimulating topics such as Chinese foreign policy and economy, environmental issues and development.

Recommended plan of study* 

  • First year fall semester: CHIN 201
  • First year spring semester: CHIN 202, CHIN 116
  • Second year fall semester: CHIN 301 (or whichever 300+ course is offered)
  • Second year spring semester: CHIN 302 (or whichever 300+ course is offered)
  • Third year spring semester: CHIN 407

*This plan assumes that students have already studied the equivalent of one year university level Chinese.

Foreign Languages B.A. - French

All students majoring in Foreign Languages - French will be assigned academic advisers from the Department of Modern Languages. Advisers will work with their advisees each semester to help them with course selection, answer questions about programs and curriculum, study abroad opportunities, and help them plan the most rewarding and efficient course of study.

French Liberal Arts Emphasis

K-12 French Teaching Emphasis

French Minor

Foreign Languages B.A. - German

All students majoring in Foreign Languages-German will be assigned academic advisers. Advisers will work with their advisees each semester to help them with course selection, answer questions about programs and curriculum, and help them plan the most rewarding and efficient course of study. Students with a Foreign Language minor are invited to contact any German faculty member with questions.

German B.A. programs currently not accepting new applications.

German Liberal Arts Emphasis

K-12 German Teaching Emphasis

German Minor

Asian Studies BA - K-12 Japanese Teaching Emphasis

Japanese Minor

The Japanese Minor comprises 18 credit hours – 15 in language at the 200+ level, and 3 credits in Contemporary Japan (taught in English). As language builds upon previous knowledge, the language courses in the minor all have prerequisites; Japanese language courses should be taken in sequence.

Students completing the Japanese Minor will have an intermediate proficiency in Japanese in all four skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening) and should have the cultural and linguistic competence to engage in an international setting in the target culture. Students will be able to communicate in Japanese to conduct daily transactions, and will have the necessary understanding of contemporary Japan and history to behave appropriately in a cultural context.

Students who have a valid Colorado Teacher or Special Services Provider License can add a Foreign Language (Japanese) endorsement to your license by completing at least 24 hours of relevant college level coursework or by passing the PLACE Foreign Language (Japanese) exam.

Recommended plan of study*

  • First year fall semester: JAPN 201
  • First year spring semester: JAPN 202, JAPN 116
  • Second year fall semester: JAPN 301 (or whichever 300+ course is offered)
  • Second year spring semester: JAPN 302 (or whichever 300+ course is offered)
  • Third year spring semester: JAPN 407** (or whichever 300+ course is offered)

*This plan of study assumes that students have already studied the equivalent of one year university level Japanese.

**JAPN 407 and JAPN 450 are repeatable up to 9 credits with different topics.

General Advising Information

  • Academic Advising is a critical aspect of a student's success in college.
  • All students at UNC have an assigned academic advisor who can assist them during the academic journey to graduation.
  • Advising services in the Office of Academic Support and Advising (ASA) are specialized for students who are exploring major options, or who
  • are having academic difficulty.
  • ASA staff consists of professional academic advisors who are ready to answer your questions about UNC.
  • Academic advisors provide students with the information needed to make decisions about their academic career.
  • Students will receive expert advice, but are ultimately responsible for their progress toward a degree.

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Due to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), University staff can provide academic information about a student only to the student themselves. This includes items such as cumulative grade point average, grades, and academic standing. There is however, a great deal of general information that can be shared with the support system of a student.