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Minor in South Asian Studies

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The South Asian Studies minor is a course of study that allows a student to acquire specialized knowledge about South Asia in a variety of disciplines, e.g., anthropology, history, philosophy, religious studies, political science, sociology, women and gender studies and language studies.


To obtain a minor in South Asian Studies, a student must:

  • Complete 15 hours of coursework relating to South Asia.
  • At least nine of the 15 hours must be at the 2000 level or above.
  • A student is required to take courses in two or more departments.
  • A minimum of six hours must be taken in residence.
  • A grade of C or better is required for all courses counting toward the South Asian Studies minor.

A minor in South Asian studies can easily be combined with a major in anthropology, philosophy, history, religious studies, political science, geography, journalism, sociology, women & gender studies, etc.

S_A_ST 1152Asian Humanities3
or ARH_VS 1230 Introduction to Asian Arts
S_A_ST 3200Hinduism3
or REL_ST 3200 Hinduism
S_A_ST 3230Buddhism and Environmental Ethics3
or REL_ST 3230 Buddhism and Environmental Ethics
S_A_ST 3490Indian Cinema3
or ANTHRO 3490 Indian Cinema
or ARH_VS 3790 Indian Cinema
or FILMS_VS 3490 Indian Cinema
S_A_ST 4630Sanskrit I3
S_A_ST 4790Culture and Society in South Asia3
or ANTHRO 4790 Culture and Society in South Asia