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International Dialogues

The area studies centers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are integral to the campus and community’s understanding of the world and the promotion of international education. The centers, five of which are designated National Resource Centers by the U.S. Department of Education, provide services and resources for instruction, learning and research related to global issues, world regions and modern foreign languages. 

The centers are participating in Connecting Carolina Classrooms with the World (CCCW), an initiative launched by the Office of the Vice Provost of Global Affairs in May 2020, in collaboration with the College of Arts & Sciences. The initiative supports faculty who include enhanced virtual and remote global collaboration in their course offerings through three approaches: Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), International Dialogues, and Virtual Study Abroad.  

Through International Dialogues, instructors in the College engage their students in global collaborations with international students, faculty, scholars and experts. Activities throughout the semester include guest lectures, group discussions and projects.

Area Studies Centers Global Course Offerings:

  • AAAD 300, Cultures of Health and Healing in Africa
    Instructor: Lydia Boyd
    Supported by the African Studies Center
  • AAAD 403, Human Rights in Africa: Theories and Practices
    Instructor: Eunice Sahle
    Support by the African Studies Center
  • ANTH/ENEC 238, Human Ecology of Africa
    Instructor: Colin Thor West
    Supported by the African Studies Center
  • ANTH 442, Health and Gender After Socialism
    Instructor: Michele Rivkin-Fish
    Supported by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies
  • ASIA 332, The Story of Ram in India
    Instructor: Pamela Lothspeich
    Supported by the Carolina Asia Center
  • ASIA/CMPL 256, Love in Classical Persian Poetry
    Instructor: Claudia Yaghoobi
    Supported by the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies
  • ASIA/CMPL 258, Iranian Prison Literature
    Instructor: Claudia Yaghoobi
    Supported by the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies
  • ECON 469, Asian Economic Systems
    Instructor: Steven Rosefielde
    Supported by the Carolina Asia Center
  • GEOG 266, Society and Environment in Southeast Asia
    Instructor: Christian Lentz
    Supported by the Carolina Asia Center
  • GSLL 481, Grand Hotels and Empty Fields: Inventing Central Europe through Culture
    Instructor: Eliza Rose
    Supported by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies
  • MUSC 212, UNC Opera
    Instructor: Marc Callahan
    Supported by the Carolina Asia Center
  • MUSC 234, World Music in Theory and Practice
    Instructor: Michael Figueroa
    Supported by the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies
  • POLI/EURO 239, Introduction to European Government
    Instructor: Dominic Nyhuis
    Supported by the Center for European Studies
  • POLI 733, European Institutions and Integration
    Instructor: Christiane Lemke
    Supported by the Center for European Studies

  • ANTH/ENEC 238, Human Ecology of Africa
    Instructor: Colin Thor West
    Supported by the African Studies Center
  • ASIA 427, Cold War and Culture in East Asia
    Instructor: Jonathan Kief
    Supported by the Carolina Asia Center
  • MUSC 234, World Music in Theory and Practice
    Instructor: Michael Figueroa
    Supported by the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies
  • MUSC 291, Music and Politics
    Instructor: Andrea Bohlman
    Supported by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies
  • PLAN 574, Political Economy of Poverty and Inequality
    Instructor: Meenu Tewari
    Supported by the Carolina Asia Center
  • POLI/EURO 285, Applied experimental Research: Politics in the US and in Europe
    Instructor: Dominic Nyhuis
    Supported by the Center for European Studies
  • Vietnamese Language 1B, with SOAS University of London Virtual Vietnamese
    Instructor: Dana Healey, SOAS University of London
    Supported by the Carolina Asia Center in collaboration with the Study Abroad Office to SOAS University of London

  • LTAM
    Instructor:
    Ana María Silva Campo
    Supported by the Institute for the Study of Americas

This list will be updated as more courses are added for future semesters.