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College Of Arts And Sciences
South Asian Studies
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Why South Asian Studies?

The minor in South Asian Studies provides a broad introduction to a major world civilization through a set of coordinated courses in selected areas of South Asian society and culture. Courses are offered in South Asian languages, religions, philosophy, history, politics, culture, literatures, linguistics, and performing arts. Both traditional and contemporary aspects are covered. The minor serves as a foundation for specialization in area studies (South Asia), complements knowledge of other areas in Asian Studies, and offers cross-cultural experience valued in many fields, including international business. With the approval of the director of the minor, the student constructs a coherent and individualized program of study. Students may also earn academic credits through Study Abroad in India opportunities. The Center for India Studies offers a reference library, lectu­res and performing arts programs, publications, and internship opportunities for students minoring in South Asian Studies.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Linguistics
  • Literature, Arts, and Culture
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Appreciating Indian Music
  • Indian Classical Dance
  • Hinduism
  • Sanskrit

ADMISSION INFO:

Completion of the minor requires six courses or 18 credits. Other minors of particular interest to students minoring in South Asian Studies: Anthropology, China Studies, International Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Religious Studies.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Assistant Curator of Asian Arts
  • Intern
  • Lecturer, Hindi Language
  • Intern, South Asia & International Security

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Stanford University
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • American Enterprise Institute

Interested in this Minor?

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Chair: Kamal K. Sridhar

Office: 1046 Humanities

Phone: (631) 632-7690

College Of Arts And Sciences
South Asian Studies
Back to all Programs

Why South Asian Studies?

The minor in South Asian Studies provides a broad introduction to a major world civilization through a set of coordinated courses in selected areas of South Asian society and culture. Courses are offered in South Asian languages, religions, philosophy, history, politics, culture, literatures, linguistics, and performing arts. Both traditional and contemporary aspects are covered. The minor serves as a foundation for specialization in area studies (South Asia), complements knowledge of other areas in Asian Studies, and offers cross-cultural experience valued in many fields, including international business. With the approval of the director of the minor, the student constructs a coherent and individualized program of study. Students may also earn academic credits through Study Abroad in India opportunities. The Center for India Studies offers a reference library, lectu­res and performing arts programs, publications, and internship opportunities for students minoring in South Asian Studies.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Linguistics
  • Literature, Arts, and Culture
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Appreciating Indian Music
  • Indian Classical Dance
  • Hinduism
  • Sanskrit

ADMISSION INFO:

Completion of the minor requires six courses or 18 credits. Other minors of particular interest to students minoring in South Asian Studies: Anthropology, China Studies, International Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Religious Studies.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Assistant Curator of Asian Arts
  • Intern
  • Lecturer, Hindi Language
  • Intern, South Asia & International Security

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Stanford University
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • American Enterprise Institute

Interested in this Minor?

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies

Chair: Kamal K. Sridhar

Office: 1046 Humanities

Phone: (631) 632-7690

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