Requirements for the Minor in South Asian Studies (SOA)

All courses offered for the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher.  At least nine credits toward the minor must be upper-division.

Completion of the minor requires seven courses or 21 credits.
    1. AAS 201 Introduction to the Civilization of the Indian Subcontinent
    2. AAS 338 Contemporary India: History, Politics, and Diplomacy
    3. One of the following: 

    4. Three of the following: 

  • AAS 110 Appreciating Indian Music
  • AAS 209 Indian Classical Dance
  • AAS 212 Asian and Asian American Studies Topics in the Humanities (appropriate topic only)
  • AAS/LIN 250 Languages and Cultures of Asian Americans
  • AAS 320 Literature of India
  • AAS 330 Language and Society in South Asia
  • AAS 326 Indian Mythology
  • AAS 327 Great Epics of India: Ramayana and Mahabharata

    5. One additional course (a minimum of 3 credits) chosen from the following:

  •  AAS 211 Asian and Asian American Studies Topics in the Social Sciences (appropriate topic only)
  • AAS 212 Asian and Asian American Studies Topics in the Humanities (appropriate topic only)
  • ANT 311 Immersion in Another Culture (appropriate topic only)
  • ARH 203 History of Asian Art
  • CLT 220 Non-Western Literature (appropriate topic only)
  • EGL 373 Literature in English from Non-Western Cultures (appropriate topic only)
  • EGL 374 Literature in Relation to Other Disciplines (appropriate topic only)
  • HIN 111 Elementary Hindi I
  • HIN 112 Elementary Hindi II
  • HIN 211 Intermediate Hindi I
  • HIN 212 Intermediate Hindi II
  • LIN 431 Analysis of an Uncommonly Taught Language (appropriate topic only)
  • AAS/RLS 367 Meditation and Enlightenment
  • AAS/RLS 380 Islamic Classics
  • AAS 391, 392  Special Topics in Asian and Asian American Studies
  •  AAS 447 Directed Readings
  •  AAS 487 Supervised Research
  •  SKT 111 Elementary Sanskrit I
  •  SKT 112 Elementary Sanskrit II
  •  THR 313 Asian Theatre and Drama