South Asian Studies


The Minor in South Asian Studies offers breadth and depth on the histories, literatures, languages, politics, religions, cultures, and societies of South Asia.  

Within a multidisciplinary and flexible framework, you can explore South Asian Studies through classes offered collaboratively by the Departments of Anthropology, English, History and Classical Studies, Political Science, Sociology, the Institute of Islamic Studies, and the School of Religious Studies. 

The minor is divided into two streams: 

  • Languages (Persian, Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Urdu-Hindi)  
  • Culture and Civilization 


The interdisciplinary nature of the South Asian Studies program means that you will develop skills and knowledge in a variety of disciplines within the Faculty of Arts. You may choose to pursue graduate studies in one of them or apply common skills like critical thinking and effective written and oral communication to fields like community work, government work, consulting, media and more.  

You could become a professional: 

  • Translator 
  • Researcher  
  • Community worker  
  • Government worker  

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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