Undergraduate Programs

Welcome to South Asian Studies!

A concentration in South Asian Studies enables students to develop a critical understanding of the diverse cultures, histories, languages, and literatures of South Asia, which includes modern India, Pakistan, Tibet, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. South Asia is home to more than a billion people and some of the world’s most fascinating and important civilizations. Its influence has extended historically from Central, East, and Southeast Asia to Europe and North America, which today have vibrant South Asian diasporas.  The study of South Asia is an increasingly important area of academic inquiry, especially in recent decades, as the region emerges as a global cultural, economic, and political power.