Minor in South Asian Studies

The South Asian Studies minor at MU is a course of study that allows a student to acquire specialized knowledge about South Asia in a variety of disciplines including: Anthropology, Art History and Archaeology, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

To obtain a minor in South Asian Studies, a student must:

  • Complete 15 credit hours of coursework relating to South Asia from the academic disciplines listed above.
  • The courses approved for the South Asian Studies minor are listed on the courses page.
  • At least 9 of the 15 credit hours must be at the 2000 level or above.
  • A student is required to take courses in two or more departments (see departments listed above).
  • A minimum of 6 hours must be taken while in residence at MU.
  • A grade of “C” or better is required for all courses counting toward the South Asian Studies minor.

A minor in South Asian studies can easily be combined with a major in Anthropology, Philosophy, History, Religious Studies, Political Science, Geography, Journalism, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, etc.

If you have already taken, or are planning to take, courses that focus on South Asia in your major or to complete other undergraduate course requirements, why not also declare a South Asian Studies minor?

The South Asian Studies minor adds a potent credential to your college diploma making you more competitive and attractive to potential employers or when applying to academic programs that go beyond the bachelor’s degree.

To make your minor in South Asian Studies official, contact Dr. Signe Cohen or Dr. Amit Prasad today.