South Asian Studies

Basic Requirements: 13 half-courses

  1. Required courses:

    1. Four half-courses of language instruction in Sanskrit or Hindi-Urdu (unless the substitution described in item 5a is made).

    2. Nine additional half-courses in the field or in related subjects, including one term of Indian Studies 98 and either Foreign Cultures 12, Historical Study A-16, or another relevant survey course.

  2. Tutorials:

    1. Sophomore year: No tutorial is required, but either Historical Study A-15 or another survey course must be taken by the end of the sophomore year as the basis of concentration.

    2. Junior year: Indian Studies 98 (one term), an individual or group tutorial. Letter-graded.

  3. Thesis: None.

  4. General Examination: None.

  5. Other information:

    1. Language requirement: In special cases a student may propose another language in place of Sanskrit or Hindi-Urdu, if that language is culturally related to South Asian Studies and is studied in an academic program approved by the department. In such cases the course requirements will be adjusted appropriately.

    2. Pass/Fail: Courses counted toward concentration may not be taken Pass/Fail, except that a Freshman Seminar (graded SAT/UNS) may be counted for concentration credit if taught by a department faculty member and approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

    3. Related courses: Approved courses in various aspects of South Asian Studies.

South Asian Studies
Requirements for Honors Eligibility: 14 half-courses

  1. Required courses:

    1. Four half-courses of language instruction in Sanskrit or Hindi-Urdu (unless the substitution described in item 5a of the Basic Requirements is made).

    2. Eight additional half-courses in the field or in related subjects, including one term of Indian Studies 98 and either Foreign Cultures 12, Historical Study A-16, or another relevant survey course.

  2. Tutorial: Same as Basic Requirements, with the additional requirement of a full-year senior tutorial, Indian Studies 99, for the preparation of the senior thesis.

  3. Thesis: Required of all senior honors candidates.

  4. General Examination: Honors candidates must take an oral examination based on the work in the concentration and on the thesis.

  5. Other information: Same as Basic Requirements.