• Total units 48 Units
  • Major code SAST-MAJ
South Asian Studies Major

Description

South Asian Studies offers a suite of courses covering the cultures, societies, histories, philosophies and religions of the Indian subcontinent. The major provides students with a foundation in the history of the nations on the subcontinent, an understanding of the movements and religions of the peoples that populate it, as well as training them to investigate and analyse its myriad cultures and societies—both contemporary and historical. A South Asian Studies major provides students with a solid foundation upon which to develop both general and specialist interests in Indian culture, history, society and thought.

The South Asian studies major is designed to complement the Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit language majors, though knowledge of these languages is not required for courses in the South Asian studies major.


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of a Bachelor degree with a major in South Asian Studies, graduates will be able to:

  • Speak and write about theories, factual content and research approaches relevant to South Asian Studies.
  • Identify relevant regional and international literature relevant to South Asian Studies.
  • Determine the processes through which current knowledge about South Asian Studies has been developed

 

Course Lists

The course lists in the "Requirements" section below is a definitive   list and includes all courses that can be counted towards the major,   whether or not they are offered in the current year. For a list of   courses that will be offered in the current year, please see the Summary of Courses page.

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Requirements

Advice to Students
 
Students may take up to two courses outside of this list with advanced permission from the Undergraduate Convenor, provided the courses contribute to the major's learning outcomes. The College of Asia & the Pacific encourages students to consider applying to take a Vice Chancellor's undergraduate course (VCUG) as part of this major.
 
Please Note: To see the pre-2012 rules for this major, students can navigate to the 2011 version of Study@.
 
 
Major Requirements

This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA1025 Culture and Society in Asia 6
ASIA1030 Lives in Motion: The Politics of Culture and Everyday Experience in Postcolonial Asia 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA2075 India Arriving: Security & International Relations in South Asia 6
ASIA2163 Religion and Politics in South Asia 6
ASIA2164 Defining the Nation: India on the eve of Independence 1945 6
ASIA2267 India: The Emerging Giant 6

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
  ANTH 2033: Rels & Soc India
ARCH2050 Archaeology of Southeast Asia 6
ARTV2052 Introducing Asian Modernisms 6
ARTV2053 Contemporary Asian Art 6
ASIA2001 Language in Asia 6
ASIA2016 The Mongol Empire in World History 6
ASIA2020 Engaging Asia: Working with Government 6
ASIA2045 The Investigative Historian in Asia: reading between the lies 6
  ASIA 2061: India and 'Modernity'
ASIA2062 Indian Epics 6
ASIA2075 India Arriving: Security & International Relations in South Asia 6
ASIA2163 Religion and Politics in South Asia 6
ASIA2164 Defining the Nation: India on the eve of Independence 1945 6
ASIA2174 Mysticism 6
ASIA2251 Buddhist Thought 6
ASIA3006 Practical Assignment in Asia and the Pacific 6-12
ASIA3012 Readings in Asian Societies and Histories 6
  ASIA 3013: Read Asian Soc & Hist_B
ASIA3026 Advanced topics in Asian Studies 6-12
ASIA3050 From Angkor Wat to Rapa Nui: UNESCO World Heritage in SE Asia & the Pacific 6
  ASIA 3164: Islam in South Asia
  ASIA 4016: Asian Diasporas
BIAN2130 Ancient Medicine 6
ECHI2109 Asian Giants: India, China and Japan; Alternate Paths to Prosperity(P) 6
  HIST 1015: Ends of Empire
  LANG 3023: Translation Workshop
LANG3040 Critical Readings for Translators 6
  LANG 4001: Translation in Asia
INTR2010 International Relations in the Asia-Pacific 6
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