Undergraduate Courses - South Asia

 

List of possible courses to be taken for credit in the Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures degree programs. Consult SIS for current course offerings.

Note: You must receive prior approval from an advisor before a course may count towards a degree program.

 

 


 

Anthropology

ANTH 3700 - (3)
Globalizing India

ANTH 5750 - (3)
Buddhism, Politics and Power

 


 

Architectural History

ARH 3601 - (3)
East Meets West

ARH 3602 - (3)
World Buddhist Architecture

 


 

Art History

ARTH 2862 - (3)
Arts of the Buddhist World - India to Japan

ARTH 2871 - (3)
The Arts of India

 


 

History

HISA 1501 - (3)
Introductory Seminar in South Asia

HISA 1559 - (3)
New Course in South Asian History

HISA 2001 - (3)
History and Civilization of Classical India

HISA 2002 - (3)
History and Civilization of Medieval India

HISA 2003 - (3)
History of Modern India

HISA 2559 - (3)
New Course in South Asian History

HISA 3001 - (3)
History of Muslim India

HISA 3002 - (3)
India From Akbar to Victoria

HISA 3003 - (3)
Twentieth Century India

HISA 3111 - (3)
Social and Political Movements in Twentieth Century India

HISA 3121 - (3)
History of Women in South Asia

HISA 3559 - (3)
New Course in South Asian History

HISA 4501 - (4)
Seminar in South Asia

HISA 4511 - (4)
Colloquium in South Asia

HISA 4559 - (3)
New Course in South Asian History

HISA 4591 - (3)
Topics in South Asian History

HISA 4993 - (1-3)
Independent Study in South Asia

HISA 5021 - (3)
Historiography of Early Modern South Asia

HISA 5101 - (3)
Economic History of India

HIST 5559 - (3)
New Course in South Asian History

 


 

Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures

HIND 1010, 1020 - (4)
Elementary Hindi-Urdu

HIND 1060, 2060 - (3)
Accellerated Elementary and Intermediate Hindi

HIND 2010, 2020 - (4)
Intermediate Hindi

HIND 3010, 3020 - (3)
Advanced Hindi

HIND 3230, 3240 - (3)
Readings in Hindi

HIND 4993 - (1-3)
Independent Study in Hindi

PASH 1010, 1020 - (4)
Elementary Pashto I & II

PASH 2010, 2020 - (4)
Intermediate Pashto I & II

PERS 1010, 1020 - (4)
Elementary Persian

PERS 2010, 2020 - (4)
Intermediate Persian

PERS 3010 - (3)
Readings in Modern Persian Poetry

PERS 3020 - (3)
Readings in Modern Persian Prose Fiction

PERS 3230 - (3)
Introduction to Classical Persian Literature

PERS 3240 - (3)
Introduction to Modern Persian Literature

PERS 3559 - (3)
New Course in Persian

PERS 4240 - (3)
Advanced Readings in Sufi Texts

PERS 4993 - (1-3)
Independent Study in Persian

PETR 3210 - (3)
Persian Literature in Translation

PETR 3220 - (3)
Twentieth-Century Persian Literature in Translation

PETR 3320 - (3)
Life Narratives & Iranian Women Writers

PETR 3559 - (3)
New Course in Persian Literature in Translation

SANS 1010 - (3)
Elementary Sanskrit I

SANS 1020 - (3)
Elementary Sanskrit II

SANS 2012 - (3)
Selections from the Mahabharata

SANS 2014 - (3)
Selections from the Ramayana of Valmiki

SANS 2016 - (3)
Selections from the Kathasaritsagara of Somadeva

SANS 2022 - (3)
The Bhagavadgita

SANS 2024 - (3)
Selections from the Upanisads

SANS 2026 - (3)
Selections from the Puranas

SAST 1100 - (3)
Introduction to South Asia

SAST 1300 - (3)
Under the Colonized Gaze: British Empire & its Indian Subjects

SAST 2050 - (3)
Classics of Indian Literature

SAST 2060 - (3)
Bollywood Dreams: Indian Cinema

SAST 2200 - (3)
Delhi: The Gateway to India

SAST 2559 - (3)
New Course in South Asian Studies

SAST 2700 - (3)
Indian Politics and Society

SAST 2800 - (3)
The World According to South Asia

SAST 3300 - (3)
The Pleasures of Bollywood: Melodrama, Realism, Mythos

SAST 3400 - (3)
Pop Culture in South Asia: Advertising, Visual Aesthetics, Posters & Photography

SAST 3450 - (3)
The Languages of India

SAST 3559 - (3)
New Course in South Asian Studies

SAST 3640 - (3)
Women & Politics in South Asia

SAST 3701 - (3)
Business and Banking in South Asia

SAST 4559 - (3)
New Course in South Asian Studies

SAST 4991 - (3)
South Asian Studies Capstone Seminar

SAST 4993 - (3)
Colonial Indians in the West: Negotiation, Appropriation, and Assimilation

SATR 2000 - (3)
Introduction to South Asian Literature

SATR 2010 - (3)
Remembering India's Partition through Literature & Poetry

SATR 2110 - (3)
Cultural Translation: Travel Writing in South Asia

SATR 2300 - (3)
Colonial and Postcolonial Literature in Translation

SATR 3110 - (3)
Modern Urdu-Hindi Literature

SATR 3280 - (3)
Poetry of Passionate Devotion: The Ghazal

SATR 3000 - (3)
Women Writing in India & Pakistan: 1947 - Present

SATR 3010 - (3)
Colors of Loneliness: Literature of Diasporic Imagination

SATR 3300 - (3)
Literature and Society in South Asia: Breaking the Cast(e)

SATR 3559 - (3)
New Course in South Asian Literature in Translation

SATR 3700 - (3)
Medieval Indian Literature: Vernacular and Bhakti Revolution

URDU 2010, 2020 - (4)
Intermediate Urdu

URDU 3010, 3020 - (3)
Advanced Urdu I - II

URDU 3300 - (3)
Readings in Urdu Poetry: An Ongoing Mahfil

URDU 3559 - (3)
New Course in Urdu

URDU 4993 - (1-3)
Independent Study in Urdu

 


 

Politics

PLCP 2700 - (3)
Indian Politics and Society

PLCP 3630 - (3)
Politics in India and Pakistan

PLCP 3640 - (3)
Women and Politics in South Asia

PLIR 3750 - (3)
South Asia in World Affairs

PLIR 4260 - (3)
War and Peace in South Asia

 


 

Religious Studies

RELB 1559 - (3)
New Course in Buddhism

RELB 2054 - (3)
Tibetan Buddhism Introduction

RELB 2100 - (3)
Buddhism

RELB 2120 - (3)
Buddhist Literature

RELB 2559 - (3)
New Course in Buddhism

RELB 3150 - (3)
Seminar in Buddhism and Gender

RELB 3170 - (3)
Buddhist Meditation

RELB 3408 - (3)
Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy

RELB 3559 - (3)
New Course in Buddhism

RELB 4559 - (3)
New Course in Buddhism

RELB 5000, 5010- (4)
Literary and Spoken Tibetan I & II

RELB 5020 - (3)
Tibetan Perspectives on Tantra

RELB 5170 - (3)
The Dalai Lamas of Tibet

RELB 5260 - (3)
Seminar in Tibetan Buddhism II

RELB 5350, 5360 - (4)
Literary and Spoken Tibetan III & IV

RELB 5390 - (3)
Tibetan Buddhist Tantra Dzokchen

RELB 5430, 5440 - (3)
Sanskrit Religious Texts

RELB 5460 - (3)
Seminar in Mahayana Buddhism

RELB 5470, 5480 - (4)
Literary and Spoken Tibetan V & VI

RELB 5490 - (3)
Religious History of Tibet

RELB 5559 - (3)
New Course in Buddhism

RELB 5600 - (3)
Elementary Pali

RELB 5610 - (1-3)
Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit

RELB 5660 - (3)
Seminar on Indian Buddhism

RELB 3680 - (3)
Pure Land Buddhism

RELB 5800, 5810 - (3)
Literary Tibetan VII & VIII

RELB 5870, 5880 - (3)
Colloquial Tibetan VII & VIII

RELB 5990 - (3)
South Asian and Inner Asian Buddhist Bibliography

RELH 1559 - (3)
New Course in Hinduism

RELH 2090 - (3)
Hinduism

RELH 2110 - (3)
Popular Hinduism

RELH 2559 - (3)
New Course in Hinduism

RELH 3140 - (3)
The Jain Tradition

RELH 3440 - (3)
Gandhi to Terrorism: Religion and Violence in Modern India

RELH 3559 - (3)
New Course in Hinduism

RELH 3710 - (3)
Hindu Traditions of Devotion

RELH 3740 - (3)
Hinduism Through Its Narrative Literatures

RELH 4559 - (3)
New Course in Hinduism

RELH 5053 - (3)
Hindu Philosophical Systems

RELH 5054 - (3)
Hindu Ethics

RELH 5450 - (3)
Hindu - Buddhist Debates

RELH 5559 - (3)
New Course in Hinduism

RELH 5890 - (3)
Vedic Hinduism

RELI 1559 - (3)
New Course in Islam

RELI 2070 - (3)
Classical Islam

RELI 2080 - (3)
Islam in the Modern Age

RELI 2559 - (3)
New Course in Islam

RELI 3110 - (3)
Muhammad and the Qur'an

RELI 3120 - (3)
Sufism: Islamic Mysticism

RELI 3559 - (3)
New Course in Islam

RELI 3670 - (3)
Religion and Politics in Islam

RELI 4559 - (3)
New Course in Islam

RELI 5400 - (3)
Muslim Comparative Theologies: Sunni - Shi'i Creeds

RELI 5410 - (3)
Islamic Theology: The Shi'i Creed

RELI 5420 - (3)
War and Peach in Islam: A Comparative Ethics Approach

RELI 5540 - (3)
Seminar in Islamic Theology

RELI 5559 - (3)
New Course in Islam

 


 

Sociology

SOC 3450 - (3)
Women, Islam and Modernity