Minor in South and Southeast Asian Studies

Units required for Minor: 18, twelve of which must be in upper division

Program Description

The minor offers students a framework to explore South and Southeast Asia from an interdisciplinary perspective, examining the religion, culture, and history of peoples and countries in the region such as Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan, and further east to Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and others. Students will be introduced to the broader region through two pan-Asia courses before selecting area studies electives to fit their own interest.

Program Requirements

Course Requirements (6 Units)
ASIA 1Asia in the World Today ( 3 units)3
ASIA 111Asian Diaspora and Migration (3 units)3
Electives (12 Units)
Select 12 units of electives from the following:12
Peoples of Southeast Asia
Cultures of South Asia
Art of India and Southeast Asia
Genocide in Southeast Asia
Indonesia, 1965: Context, Causes, and Consequences of Cold War Mass Murder
South Asian History & Civilization
History of Buddhism
The Making of Modern Southeast Asia
Religions of India
Religions of India I: The Formative Period
India's Religions: Jains & Sikhs
The Hindu Year: Fall
The Hindu Year: Spring
Philosophies Of India
Elementary Punjabi
Elementary Punjabi
Sex & Gender in South Asia
Language Proficiency
Language proficiency is not required for the minor; however, students are highly encouraged to study an Asian language.
Total Units18