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- 1999-2001 Bulletin


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Interdisciplinary Minor in

South Asian Studies
Department of Linguistics, College of Arts and Sciences

Director: Kamal K. Sridhar
Office: E-5350 Melville Library
Phone: 631-632-9742
E-mail: indstudy@ccmail.sunysb.edu
Web address: http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/CAS/india.nsf

Other minors of particular interest to students minoring in South Asian studies: anthropology (ANT), Chinese studies (CNS), international studies (LIS), Japanese studies (JNS), religious studies (RLS)

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, 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.

Courses in South Asian Studies

Requirements for the Minor in South Asian Studies (SOA)
All courses offered for the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher. At least nine credits toward the minor must be upper division.

Completion of the minor requires 21 credits.

  1. SAS 240 Introduction to the Civilization of the Indian Subcontinent
  2. HIS 348 History of Bristish India
  3. One of the following:
    • RLS 250 Hinduism
    • RLS 260 Buddhism
    • RLS 280 Islam
  4. LIN 355 Language and Life in South Asia
    or SAS 320 Literature of India
  5. Nine additional credits chosen from the courses listed below:
    • ANT 311 Immersion in Another Culture (appropriate topic only)
    • ARH 203 History of Asian Art
    • CLT 220 Non-Western Literature (appropriate topic only)
    • EGL 373 Literature in English from Non-Western Cultures (appropriate topic only)
    • EGL 374 Literature in Relation to Other Disciplines (appropriate topic only)
    • HIN 111 Elementary Hindi I
    • HIN 112 Elementary Hindi II
    • HIN 211 Intermediate Hindi I
    • HIN 212 Intermediate Hindi II
    • LIN 431 Analysis of an Uncommonly Taught Language (appropriate topic only)
    • MUS 355 Special Topics in Music (appropriate topic only)
    • RLS 341 Meditation and Enlightenment
    • RLS 408 Islamic Classics
    • SAS 320 Literature of India
    • SAS 381 Topics in South Asian Studies
    • SAS 401, 402 Special Topics in South Asian Studies
    • SAS 447 Directed Readings
    • SAS 487 Directed Research
    • SKT 111 Elementary Sanskrit I
    • SKT 112 Elementary Sanskrit II
    • THR 313 Asian Theatre and Drama
    • WST 250 Women in the Third World
Affiliated Faculty
Mark Aronoff, Linguistics
William Chittick, Religious Studies
Sung-Taek Cho, Religious Studies
Rhonda Cooper, Art
David Hicks, Anthropology
Theresa Kim, Theatre Arts
Sung-Bae Park, Religious Studies
Kamal K. Sridhar, Linguistics
S. N. Sridhar, Linguistics
John A. Williams, History
Adjunct Faculty
Estimated Number: 5

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