Option B: South Asian Studies

11 courses (44 credits), 13 for honors (52 credits) is for those students who wish to gain a broad understanding of South Asia. While students may develop a particular area of focus or expertise, the emphasis in this option is on wide-ranging and interdisciplinary studies that are essential to understanding this increasingly important part of our contemporary world.

In this option, language study in Hindi-Urdu, Sanskrit, Tamil, or Tibetan is required. In special cases, another language may be substituted if it is directly related to South Asian Studies and offered by an academic program approved by the department. In addition to the study of a South Asian language, students will work out a program of study, with the Director of Undergraduate Studies or a designated adviser, drawing upon courses in South Asian Studies offered by various departments within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.