University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Central and Southwest Asian Studies B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Central & Southwest Asian Studies

General Education Requirements

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


Lower-Division Core Courses9
Upper-Division Core Courses9
Language Electives16-20
Capstone Requirement3
Total Hours37-41


Degree Specific Credits: 37-41

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Note: Students are required to complete 9 credits of lower-division core courses and 9 credits of upper-division core courses in addition to completing the capstone requirement. Students also must complete the second year sequence (16-20 credits) of either Arabic OR Chinese OR Russian, for a combined total of 37-41 credits. Students are strongly recommended to take a third or fourth year of language study.

Lower-Division Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
ANTY 141HThe Silk Road3
ANTY 241HCentral Asian Culture and Civilization3
HSTR 262HIslamic Civilization: Classical Age3
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C- 

Upper-Division Core Courses

Complete three of the following courses:9
Central Asia and Its Neighbors
Artistic Traditions of Central Asia
Iran Between Two Revolutions
Nationalism and the Modern Middle East
Cities and Landscapes of Central Asia
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Language Electives

Rule: Complete 1 of the following subcategories; 16-20 total credits required.


ARAB 101Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I4
ARAB 102Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II4
ARAB 201Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I4
ARAB 202Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II4
Total Hours16

Minimum Required Grade: C-


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

Minimum Required Grade: C-


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

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Capstone Requirement

Complete the following course:
ANTY 494Seminar/Workshop3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-