The minor in South Asian studies is administered by the Department of History. It is a CAS minor and can be taken by students in any NYU school. It provides a broad perspective on South Asia and opportunities to concentrate on specific areas of interest. Students have many choices of courses and course combinations. The course list (located below) represents current offerings in 2011, and the list may change in the years to come. There are a wide range of options. Students might choose to study a language and its literature, colonial and postcolonial histories, art and architecture, contemporary politics, literary forms, cinema, and the South Asian diaspora, among other topics. The South Asia curriculum is constantly expanding across departments and schools, and now includes courses in anthropology, history, political science, fine art, film studies, cultural studies, literature, and three modern languages (Bangla, Hindi, and Urdu). Through a consortium with Columbia University, students may also study other of the region’s many modern or classical languages.
For more information about South Asian Studies visit: http://southasianyu.org/.