Central and Southwest Asian Studies B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Central & Southwest Asian Stds

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 42

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

Note: Students are required to complete 12 credits of Lower-Division core courses, 9 credits of Upper-Division core courses, in addition to completing the Capstone requirement. Students also must complete the second year sequence (8-10 credits) of either Arabic OR Chinese OR Russian, for a combined total of 42-44 credits. Students are strongly recommended to take a third or fourth year of language study.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Lower Division Core Courses12
Upper-Division Core Courses9
Language Electives18-20
Capstone Requirement3
Total Hours42-44

Lower Division Core Courses

Rule: Must complete all of the following courses

ANTY 141HThe Silk Road3
ANTY 241HCentral Asian Culture and Civ3
CSWA 262HIslamic Civil: Classical Age3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C- 

Upper-Division Core Courses

Select three of the following:9
Central Asia and Its Neighbors
Artistic Tradtns Central Asia
Iran Between Two Revolutions
Nationalism Modern Middle East
Cities/Landscps Central Asia
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Language Electives

Rule: Must complete 1 of the following subcategories

18-20 Total Credits Required


Rule: May choose to complete the following courses

ARAB 101Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I5
ARAB 102Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II5
ARAB 201Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I4
ARAB 202Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II4
Total Hours18

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Rule: May choose to complete the following courses

CHIN 101Elementary Chinese I5
CHIN 102Elementary Chinese II5
CHIN 201Intermediate Chinese I5
CHIN 202Intermediate Chinese II5
Total Hours20

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Rule: May choose to complete the following courses

RUSS 101Elementary Russian I4
RUSS 102Elementary Russian II4
RUSS 201Intermediate Russian I4
RUSS 202Intermediate Russian II4
Total Hours16

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Capstone Requirement

Rule: Must complete 1 of the following courses

ANTY 494Seminar/Workshop3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-