South Asian Studies Courses

Courses fill up quickly, so we encourage you to register early. Be sure to speak with your adviser prior to doing so, to ensure that the courses you have selected will meet program requirements.

For the most current course offerings, please visit the UW Time Schedule

 

Upcoming New and Featured Courses:

Autumn 2014 Featured Courses:

ART H 314: Modern and Contemporary Art in India, 1900-Present

ASIAN 203: Literature and Culture of Ancient and Classical India

ASIAN 207: Fairies, Genies and Monsters: The Romance in India

JSIS 485: Seminar on Yoga: History and Politics

Past Quarters:
Spring 2014
Winter 2014
Autumn 2013

Quarterly Course Offerings:

2013-2014:  AutumnWinterSpring
2012-2013:  AutumnWinterSpring

Projected Yearly Course Offerings:

2013-2014
2012-2013

South Asia Comprehensive Course List (pdf):

 

Updated 4/9/2012

Anthropology
ANTH 316 Modern South Asia (5)
ANTH 317 Anthropology of Tibetan Civilization (5)
ANTH 339 Social Movements in Contemporary India (5)
ANTH 341 Political Violence and the Post-Colonial State in South Asia (5)
ANTH 345 Women and International Economic Development (5)*
ANTH 352 Buddhism and Society: Theravada Buddhist Tradition in South and SE Asia (5)
ANTH 412 South Asian Social Structure (5)
ANTH 471 Colonialism and Culture (5)*
ANTH 498 Women' s Rights and Politics in Islamic Society (5)
ANTH 517 Seminar on South Asia (3)
ANTH 523 Seminar on Religious and Political Violence (5)
ANTH 526 Political Islam & Islamic Fundamentalism (3/5)
ANTH 539 Social Movements in Contemporary India (5)

Architecture
ARCH 251 World Architecture: Non-Western Cultures (5)*
ARCH 445 South Asian Architecture I (3)
ARCH 446 South Asian Architecture II (3)
ARCH 498 Special Projects (3)*

Art History
ART H 214 Art of India: Mohenjo-Daro to the Mughals (5)
ART H 306 Indian Art of South Asia (5)
ART H 312 Art and Empire in India, 1750-1900 (5)
ART H 314 Modern and Contemporary Art in India (5)
ART H 400 Art History and Criticism (3)*
ART H 414 Topics in South Asian Art (5, max. 15)
ART H 509 Topics in Asian Art (3)*
ART H 514 Seminar in South Asian Art (5, max. 30)

Asian Languages and Literature
NOTE: For South Asian Languages, please see “Languages” heading below
ASIAN 203 Literature & Culture of Ancient & Classical India (5)
ASIAN 206 Literature and Culture of South Asia from Tradition to Modernity (5)
ASIAN 207 Special Topics in Literature and Culture of Asia (5)*
ASIAN 263 Great Works of Asian Literature (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 494 Ramayana in Comparative Perspective (5)
ASIAN 498 Special Topics in Asian Languages and Literature (3-5)*
ASIAN 580 Seminar in Hinduism Studies (5)
ASIAN 585 Seminar in Buddhism (3, max. 27)

Comparative Literature
C LIT 315 National Cinemas (3-5, max. 15)*
C LIT 323 Literature of Emerging Nations: Masterpieces of Story Literature From the Middle East and India (3-5, max. 15)

Comparative History of Ideas
CHID 484 Colonial Encounters (5)*

Economics
ECON 491 Issues in Economic Development (5)*
ECON 591 Theoretical Issues in Economic Development (3)*

English
ENGL 316 Postcolonial Literature and Culture (5)*
ENGL 528 Victorian Literature (5)*

Geography
GEOG 436 Social and Political Geography South Asia (5)
GEOG 536 Research Seminar in South Asian Geography (5)

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
GWSS 333 Gender and Globalization: Theory and Process (5)*
GWSS 339 Social Movements in Contemporary India (5)
GWSS 345 Women and International Economic Development (5)*
GWSS 539 Social Movements in Contemporary India (5)
GWSS 555 Feminist International Political Economy (5)*

History
HSTAS 201 Ancient Indian Civilization (5)
HSTAS 202 Modern Indian Civilization (5)
HSTAS 244 Imperialism and Anti-Colonialism in Asia (5)
HSTAS 303 Environmental History of South Asia: Divided Lands/Divided Lives (5)
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 Interdisciplinary Study of South Asia I (5)
HSTEU 484 Colonial Encounters (5)*

Languages
Bengali
BENG 311-313 Elementary Bengali (5,5,5)
BENG 321-323 Intermediate Bengali (5,5,5)
BENG 401-403 Advanced Bengali (5,5,5)
BENG 499 Independent Study in Bengali (3-5, max. 15)

Hindi
HINDI 311-313 Elementary Hindi (5,5,5)
HINDI 321-323 Intermediate Hindi (5,5,5)
HINDI 401-403 Advanced Hindi (5,5,5)
HINDI 404 Hindi Morphology (3)
HINDI 421 Survey of Modern Hindi Literature (5)
HINDI 431 Advanced Conversational Hindi (3)
HINDI 451 Advanced Hindi Readings (3, max. 9)
HINDI 499 Undergraduate Research (3-5, max. 15)
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)

Indian
INDN 401-402 Pali (3,3)
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)

Persian
PRSAN 411-413 Elementary Persian (5,5,5)
PRSAN 421-423 Intermediate Persian (5,5,5)
PRSAN 431-433 Advanced Persian (5,5,5)

Sanskrit
SNKRT 301-303 Introduction to Sanskrit (5,5,5)
SNKRT 401-403 Intermediate Sanskrit (5,5,5)
SNKRT 411-413 Advanced Sanskrit (5,5,5)
SNKRT 491-493 Vedic Studies (3,3,3)
SNKRT 494 Readings in Religious Classics of India (5)
SNKRT 495 Studies in Indian Thought (3, max. 9)
SNKRT 499 Undergraduate Research (3, max. 5)
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 581-582 Readings in Buddhist Texts (each 3, max.9)

Urdu
URDU 311-313 Introduction to Urdu (5,5,5)
URDU 321-323 Intermediate Urdu (5,5,5)
URDU 401-403 Advanced Urdu (5,5,5)

Law, Societies, and Justice
LSJ 421 Women's Rights and Politics in Islamic Society (5)

Music
MUSIC 316 Music Cultures of the World (5)
MUSAP 389 World Music (2)*
MUSIC 428 Music of North India (3)
MUSIC 445 Selected Topics in Ethnomusicology (3, max. 9)*
MUSIC 447 Music of Southern India (3)
MUSIC 512 Seminar in Ethnomusicology (5)*
MUSIC 533 Preceptorial Readings in Ethnomusicology (5)*
MUSAP 589 World Music Lab (2)*

Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
NEAR E 210 Islamic Civilization (5)
NEAR E 211 Islam (5)

Political Science
POL S 340 Government and Politics of South Asia (5)
POL S 417 Political Economy of India (5)
POL S 432 Political Islam (5)
POL S 434 International Relations in South Asia (5)

Religion
JSIS B 202 Introduction to World Religions: Eastern Traditions (5)
JSIS B 211 Islam (5)
JSIS B 352 Hinduism (5)
JSIS B 354 Buddhism (5)
JSIS B 356 Buddhism and Society: Theravada Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia (5)
JSIS B 456 Perceptions of the Feminine Divine in Hinduism (5)
JSIS D 459 Topics in the Buddhism of Tibet (3)
JSIS 490 Special Topics in Religion (5)*
JSIS B 502 Seminar on Religious and Political Violence (5)
JSIS B 580 Seminar in Hinduism Studies (5)
JSIS 590 Special Topics in Religion (5)*

International Studies
JSIS B 331 Political Economy of Development (5)*
JSIS B 333 Gender and Globalization: Theory and Process (5)*
JSIS B 345 Women and International Economic Development (5)*
JSIS B 406 Political Islam (5)
JSIS B 407 Islamist Movements (5)
JSIS 478 Special Topics in International Studies (5)*
JSIS 495 Task Force (5)*
JSIS 498 Readings in International Studies (5)*
JSIS B 523 Seminar on Religious and Political Violence (5)
JSIS 578 Special Topics in International Studies (5)*

Asian Studies
JSIS A 202 Introduction to South Asian History, 1500 - present (5)
JSIS A 203 Rise of Asia (5)
JSIS A 206 Contemporary India and Pakistan (5)
JSIS A 207 Asian Civilizations: Traditions (5)
JSIS A 303 Environmental History of South Asia: Divided Lands/Divided Lives (5)
JSIS A 316 Modern South Asia (5)
JSIS A 339 Social Movements in Contemporary India (5)
JSIS A 340 Government and Politics of South Asia (5)
JSIS A 341 Political Violence and the Post-Colonial State in South Asia (5)
JSIS A 412 South Asian Social Structure (5)
JSIS A 417 Political Economy of India (5)
JSIS A 434 International Relations in South Asia (5)
JSIS A 438 Social and Political Geography of South Asia (5)
JSIS A 461 Ramayana in Comparative Perspective (5)
JSIS A 481 Special Topics in Asian Studies (5)*
JSIS A 583 Special Topics in Asian Studies (5)*

South Asian Studies
JSIS 485 Special Topics in South Asian Studies (3-5)
JSIS A 508 Interdisciplinary Study of South Asia I (5)
JSIS A 509 Interdisciplinary Study of South Asia II (5)
JSIS A 510 Seminar on South Asia (5)
JSIS A 513 Capstone Portfolio (1)
JSIS A 531 Social Movements in Contemporary India (5)
JSIS A 538 Research Seminar in South Asian Geography (5)

 

 

 

* When taught by South Asia Program Faculty or when topic is focused on South Asia.

 

 


 

South Asia Center
University of Washington
303 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-4800 phone
(206) 685-0668 fax
sascuw@u.washington.edu

Anand Yang, Director

Keith Snodgrass, Associate Director

Molly Wilskie-Kala, Program Coordinator

Nick Gottschall, Graduate Student Assistant

Robyn Davis, FLAS Coordinator
206-616-8679
rldavis@uw.edu

Sunila Kale, Graduate Program Coordinator