Courses offered by Asian Studies faculty utilizing digital media and large-scale digital databases.

ASIA 106: Israeli Popular Music
Uses digital technology throughout the course.

ASIA 124: Iranian Post-1979 Cinema
Students use enhanced technology to complete the following assignments:

  • Making a Podcast: Using Audacity, each student will create an individual 10-15 minute podcast on a film or director of their choice and submit. Audacity is a free and open-source digital audio editor and recording application software, available for Windows, macOS/OS X, and Unix-like operating systems. https://www.audacityteam.org/
  • Sakai Video Chat: The Undergraduate Library has a Podcast Studio in the Media Resources Center where students can record, video-chat and discuss films and submit in Sakai. Students will have discussions on a particular film or a certain director of their choice, will record the discussion, and submit it. The discussion should not be more than 15-20 minutes. Students should prepare a set of questions to ask each other – similar to a roundtable discussion.

ASIA/JWST/PWAD 235: Israeli Cinema: Gender, Nation, and Ethnicity
ASIA 357/JWST 357/PWAD 362: The Arab-Jews: Culture, Community, and Coexistence

ASIA/JWST/PWAD 425: Beyond Hostilities: Israeli-Palestinian Exchanges and Collaborations in Film, Literature, and Music
ASIA 435/PWAD 435/CMPL 535: The Cinemas of the Middle East and North Africa
CMPL 144L: Film Culture in the Global Context
All courses use streaming services (e.g., Kanopy) provided by Media Resources Library (MRC).

ASIA 350: Asian American Experience
KOR 327: Korean Diasporas
These classes use data published by the U.S. Census, the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the South Korean Ministry of Justice. ASIA 350 students conduct an Oral History Project, interviewing Asian Americans in North Carolina. The recordings of interviews will be transcribed and added to the Southern Oral History collection: https://sohp.org/oral-history-interviews/

HEBR 101: Elementary Modern Hebrew I
Uses Zoom technology to teach Hebrew through the Language Exchange in the UNC System.

HEBR 101, 102, 203, 204, 305, 306: Elementary, Intermediate, & Advanced Modern Hebrew
All Hebrew language courses use Voicethread.

KOR 150: History, Memory, and Reality in Contemporary Korea
KOR 151: Education and Social Changes in Contemporary Korea
Students do collaborative projects and presentations; some create websites or YouTube videos.

KOR/CMPL 232: Imagining the City in Modern Korea: Text, Image, Space
Students conduct a digital mapping project. Working in small groups, students will select a Korean city and create a story map or map journal exploring its history, structure, and artistic representation.

KOR 305; KOR 306: Advanced Korean Language
Student projects include online research of one cultural element or aspect of Korea, biographical research of entrepreneurs, institutional research of companies. One group project involves selecting a product or a social issue in South Korea and making a video of a commercial that advertises the chosen product or a campaign video that provides an essential message about the social issue.

PRSN 101, 102, 203: Elementary & Intermediate Persian
Uses Zoom technology to teach Persian language.