India & South Asia Studies, Minor College of Letters & Science

The India & South Asia Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary minor that enables students to learn about the history, culture, society, religion, gender relations, media, political economy, international relations, urbanism, migration and diaspora, and languages and literatures of India and South Asia across regional and national boundaries. The India and South Asia Studies Minor is open to undergraduates in all four colleges.

Minor Advisor

Consult the Middle East/South Asia Studies Advisor in 1287 Social Science & Humanities, 530-752-3576, or Middle East/South Asia Studies.

Middle East/South Asia Studies
MSA 100Middle East & South Asia: Comparative Perspectives4
MSA 180Topics in Middle East & South Asian Studies4
MSA 181BTopics in Regional ME/SA Studies 4
or MSA 182B Undergraduate Proseminar in Middle East/South Asia
HIS 196AMedieval India4
or HIS 196B Modern India
Core Course List
Choose additional electives from Core Course list below:4-8
History of South Asian Islam
Topics in Regional ME/SA Studies (If not taken above.)
Undergraduate Proseminar in Middle East/South Asia (If not taken above.)
Performance, Embodiment, & Space in South Asia
South Asian American History, Culture, & Politics
Literature of South Asia
Mystical Literatures of South Asia & the Middle East
The Ramayana
Elementary Hindi/Urdu I
Elementary Hindi/Urdu II
Elementary Hindi/Urdu III
Intermediate Hindi/Urdu I
Intermediate Hindi/Urdu II
Intermediate Hindi/Urdu III
History of Indian Civilization
Undergraduate Proseminar in History: India
Medieval India
Modern India
Hindustani Vocal Ensemble
Religions of South Asia
Introduction to Hinduism
Introduction to Hindu Mythology
Religion & the Performing Arts in India
Hindu Women & Goddesses
With prior consultation with an advisor, students can petition in advance the Program Committee to accept:
Other elective courses toward the minor program if the content is 50% or more on the South Asia World. Under no circumstances may more than one lower division course be offered in satisfaction of requirements for the minor.
More than 4 units1 towards the minor program.
Total Units20-24

Of MSA 181C and/or MSA 182C