Saraswati

South Asian Studies BA Checklist

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGE: 30 credits (2 years) or 2nd yr. proficiency in a South Asian Language:
(Bengali, Hindi, Sanskrit, Urdu) _______________________________________________________

REQUIRED ASIAN SURVEY COURSES (15 credits):

  1. JSIS 203 Rise of Asia ________________________________________
    or JSIS A 207 Asian Civilizations: Traditions
  2. JSIS A 206 Contemporary India & Pakistan_______________________________
    or HSTAS 201 South Asian History pre-history to 1500
    or JSIS A/HSTAS 202 South Asian History 1500-present
  3. JSIS 201 The Making of the Twenty-first Century ____________________

REQUIRED CROSS-REGIONAL/THEMATIC COURSE (5 credits) chosen from:

ANTH/JSIS A 407 Global Futures in East Asia (5)
** ART H 204 Survey of Asian Art (5)
ART H 315 Buddhist Art of East Asia (5)
ASIAN 401 Introduction to Asian Linguistics (5)
ASIAN 404 Writing Systems (3)
COM 428 Asian Media Systems (5) (formerly CMU 428)
GEOG 313 East Asia (5)
GEOG 438 Cities of East Asia: Geography and Development (5)
** HSTAS 244 Imperialism and Anti-Colonialism in Asia (5)
JSIS D/GEOG 372 Asian Environment and Development (5)
MUSIC 316 Music Cultures of the World: Asia & Middle East
** JSIS C 202 Introduction to World Religions: Eastern Traditions (5)
JSIS C 356/ANTH 352 Buddhism and Society (5)
JSIS C 354 Buddhism (5)
JSIS A 405/ANTH 449 Social Transformation in Modern East Asia (5)
** JSIS A 207 Asian Civilizations: Traditions (5)
** JSIS A/HSTAS 244 Imperialism and Anti-colonialism in Asia (5)
** JSIS A/HSTAS 245 Human Rights in Asia (5)
JSIS A 401 Asia and the World (5)
JSIS A 431/SOC 434 Demographic Asia (5)
JSIS D 443/ANTH 446 Class and Culture in East Asia (5)
JSIS A/POL S/LSJ 469 Law, Development and Transition in East Asia (5)
JSIS A 471 New Orders in East Asia (5)
JSIS A 472 Science, Tech., & Innovation Policies in E Asia (5) ** Conditional approval
JSIS A 346/HSTAS 348 Alternative Routes to Modernity (5) (when taught by Guy)
JSIS D 429 International Population (5) (when taught by Lavely)
JSIS B 385 Industry and the State (5) (when taught by Hamilton or Whiting)**

APPROVED SOUTH ASIA ELECTIVE COURSES: (30 credits from list below):

Up to 15 credits of 3rd year level or beyond of a South Asian language may also count toward these electives.

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ASIA RESEARCH PAPER - To be completed in one of the upper-division courses above ___________________________________________________________

A minimum grade of 2.0 is required in all courses counted toward the major, except for 1st & 2nd yr. language courses, where grade must average 2.0.

**JSIS A 206 Contemporary India & Pakistan (5)
JSIS A/ANTH 316 Modern South Asia (5)
JSIS A/ANTH 339 Social Movements in Contemporary India (5)
JSIS A/ANTH 341 Political Violence and the Post-Colonial State in South Asia (5)
JSIS A/POL S 340 Government and Politics of South Asia (5)
JSIS A/POL S 417 Political Economy of India (5)
JSIS A/POL S 434 International Relations in South Asia (5)
JSIS B/GEOG 347 Comparative Geography of Youth (5)
JSIS A/GEOG 438 Social and Political Geography of South Asia
JSIS A 485 Special Topics on South Asia (1-5, max. 15)
JSIS A 461/ASIAN 494 Ramayana in Comparative Perspective (5)
JSIS A 585 Special Topics on South Asia (5, max. 10)
ANTH 317 Anthropology of Tibetan Civilization (5)
ANTH 352/JSIS A 356 Buddhism and Society: The Theravada Buddhist Tradition in South and SE Asia (5)
ANTH/JSIS A 412 South Asian Social Structure
ANTH 471 Colonialism and Culture*
ANTH 517 Seminar on South Asia (3)
ARCH 498 Special Projects (3)*
** ART H 204 Survey of Asian Art (5)
ART H 306 Indian Art of South Asia (5)
ART H 400 Art History and Criticism *
** ASIAN 203 Literature and Culture of Ancient and Classical India (5)
** ASIAN 206 Literature and Culture of South Asia from Tradition to Modernity (5)
** ASIAN 263 Great Works of Asian Literature
** ASIAN 207 Special Topics in Literature and Culture of Asia (5)*
ASIAN 401 Introduction to Asian Linguistics (5)*
ASIAN 404 Writing Systems (3)*
ASIAN 405 Advanced Problems in Asian Linguistics (3)*
ASIAN 411 Buddhist Literature (5)
ASIAN 498 Special Topics*
ASIAN 585 Seminar in Buddhism (3, max. 27)
** HSTAS 201 Ancient Indian Civilization (5) [if not already counted toward civilization req. above]
** HSTAS 202 Modern Indian Civilization (5) [if not already counted toward civilization req. above]
HSTAS 401 History of Ancient India (5)
HSTAS 402 History of Medieval and Mughal India (5)
HSTAS 403 History of Modern India to 1900 (5)
HSTAS 404 History of Twentieth-Century India (5)
HSTAS 501 Indian History (3-6)
HSTAS 502 Seminar: History of India (3-6, max. 12)
HSTAS 503 Seminar: History of India (3-6, max. 12)
MUSIC 316 Music Cultures of the World (5)
MUSIC 428 Music of North India (3)
MUSIC 447 Music of Southern India (3)
MUSIC 445 Selected Topics in Ethnomusicology (3, max. 9)*
** JSIS C 202 Introduction to World Religions: Eastern Traditions (5)
** JSIS C 211 Islam (5)
JSIS B 356/ANTH 352 Buddhism and Society: Theravada Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia (5)
JSIS C 352 Hinduism (5)
JSIS C 354 Buddhism (5)
JSIS C 459 Topics in the Buddhism of Tibet (3)
JSIS C 456 Perceptions of the Feminine Divine in Hinduism (5)
JSIS B 331 Political Economy of Development (5)*
JSIS B/ANTH/GWSS 345 Women and International Economic Development (5)
JSIS B/POL S 337 Collective Violence and the State (5)
JSIS B 406/POL S 432 Political Islam (5)
JSIS B 407 Islamist Movements (5)
JSIS B/POL S 436 Ethnic Politics and Nationalism in Multi-Ethnic Societies (5)

Any South Asian language courses, third-year and above (see list below)

Other courses may be added at a later date. Please watch for newly approved electives on annual and quarterly course listings.

* When taught by South Asia Program faculty.
** A maximum of 5 credits at the lower division level may be counted toward the 35 credits comprising the Asian Option and the Thematic/Cross-Regional requirement.

ADVANCED SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGE ELECTIVES

HINDI 401-403 Advanced Hindi (5,5,5)
HINDI 404 Derivational Morphology of Hindi/Urdu (3)
HINDI 421-23 Survey of Modern Hindi Literature (3,3,3)
HINDI 451 Advanced Hindi Readings (3, max. 9)
HINDI 501 Studies in Medieval Braj Literature (3, max. 9)
HINDI 502 Studies in Medieval Avadhi Literature (3, max. 9)
HINDI 503 Studies in Medieval Sant Literature (3, max. 9)
HINDI 504 Studies in Medieval Rajasthani Literature (3)
HINDI 510 Structure of Hindi (3)
INDN 400 Practicum in South Asian Languages (3, max 18) (if advanced level)
INDN 401-402 Pali (3,3)
INDN 403 Introduction to Written Urdu (3)
INDN 404 Readings in Urdu Literature (3, max. 18)
INDN 410 Prakrit (3, max. 6)
INDN 530 Readings in Pali Literature (3, max. 18)
INDN 590 Special Topics in Indology (1-5, max. 12)
SNKRT 411-13 Advanced Sanskrit (5,5,5)
SNKRT 491-93 Vedic Studies (3,3,3)
SNKRT 494 Readings in Religious Classics of India (5)
SNKRT 495 Studies in Indian Thought (3, max. 9)
SNKRT 550 Seminar on Sanskrit Literature (3, max. 9)
SNKRT 555 Seminar on Sanskrit Grammar (3, max. 6)
SNKRT 560 Readings in Philosophical Sanskrit (3, max. 9)
SNKRT 570 Seminar in Indian Epigraphy and Paleography (3, max. 6)
SNKRT 581-82 Readings in Buddhist Texts (each 3, max.9)
URDU 401-403 Advanced Urdu

Revised 9/3/2014

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