2019-2020 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Sep 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

South Asian Studies Minor

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South Asian Studies
346 Eggers Hall


Ahmed E. Abdel-Meguid, Carol Babiracki, Mona Bhan, Shobha K. Bhatia, Tej K. Bhatia, Himika Bhattacharya, Richard L. Breyer, Tom Brutsaert, Rashmi Gangamma, Dimitar Gueorguiev, Tula Goenka, Roger Hallas, Timur Hammond, Masood Hyder, Natalie Koch, Tazim R. Kassam, Radha Kumar, Prema Kurien, Devashish Mitra, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Sudha Raj, Kamala Ramadoss, Romita Ray, Lars Rodseth, Jaipaul L. Roopnarine, Yüksel Sezgin, Farhana Sultana, Susan Thomas, Susan S. Wadley (Emerita), Joanne P. Waghorne

The minor in South Asian Studies provides an understanding of the religious, historical, economic, political and artistic dimensions of the nations of South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. In consultation with the advisor, students plan the minor according to their individual interests.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Recognize key aspects of the history and geography of South Asia

2. Describe various social, economic, and political dimensions of South Asia including but not limited to: gender, caste, class, education, ethnicity, national identity, and religion

3. Discuss the diverse functions and cultural meanings of religion, art, and music in South Asia

4. Describe key processes of change and globalization within and between South Asian nations

5. Develop ideas and arguments about South Asia in writing


The minor requires 18 credits, 12 of which are in courses numbered 300 or above. While not required we urge students to take at least one, if not more, courses in Hindi-Urdu.

Of the remaining five courses required, students must take at least four selected from the following list:

Additional Information

In addition, students may petition to fulfill their requirements using selected topics courses dealing with South Asia or courses taken on study abroad programs in South Asia, as well as the Muslim Cultures Program in London.

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