Option A: South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

11 courses (44 credits), 13 courses for honors (52 credits) is for students who wish to focus intensively on learning a major South Asian language, its textual traditions, and broad socio-cultural contexts. The most common choices here are Hindi-Urdu, Sanskrit, Tamil, or Tibetan.

Students who choose Hindi-Urdu as their primary focus should take a full year of Hindi-Urdu 101 no later than their sophomore year. In subsequent years, they will continue their study of Hindi-Urdu and work out a program of study, with the Director of Undergraduate Studies or a designated adviser, which draws upon a range of courses in South Asian Studies and related fields.

Students who choose Sanskrit as their primary focus should take introductory Sanskrit (Sanskrit 101a and 101b) no later than their sophomore year. Beyond the study of Sanskrit, students will work out a program of study, with the Director of Undergraduate Studies or a designated adviser, which draws upon a range of courses in South Asian Studies and related fields.

Students who choose Tamil as their primary focus should take Tamil 101a and 101b no later than their sophomore year. In subsequent years, they will continue their study of Tamil and work out a program of study, with the Director of Undergraduate Studies or a designated adviser, which draws upon a range of courses in South Asian Studies and related fields.

Students who choose Tibetan as their primary focus should take Tibetan 101a and 101b no later than their sophomore year. In subsequent years, they will continue their study of Tibetan and work out a program of study, with the Director of Undergraduate Studies or a designated adviser, which draws upon a range of courses in South Asian Studies and related fields.