Undergraduate Minor in South Asian Studies

A minor in South Asian Studies provides interdisciplinary training suitable for understanding the emerging region of South Asia in the 21st Century. Through a combination of survey courses and disciplinary specialization, students acquire expert knowledge on the history, culture, economy, literature, religion and politics of South Asia. The minor features outstanding disciplinary variety, allows students to tailor their studies according to interest. In the increasingly globalized world in which we live, a minor in South Asian Studies promises to enhance global understanding and increase job competitiveness by demonstrating area knowledge of this important world region.


Requirements for the minor

The interdisciplinary minor consists of a minimum of six courses (totaling at least 18 credits) from the following list. One of these courses must be a South Asian History survey course or an equivalent approved by the program director. Not more than two of the six courses can come from any one discipline. All courses must secure a minimum grade of C for the student to graduate with a South Asian Studies Minor. Courses taken abroad in India under the Rutgers University Study Abroad Program may be counted towards the minor, subject to the approval of a faculty advisor.

Up to two South Asian language courses - including Bengali, Hindi and Sanskrit - can be counted towards the minor. Up to two additional non-language courses through the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL) can also count towards the minor.


For further inquiries regarding these requirements, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of the South Asian Studies Program.

Also view the South Asian Studies Program's list of faculty, many of whom offer courses that count toward the undergraduate minor.

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