Study India and South Asia at UCLA

The International Institute offers a minor in South Asian Studies. The South Asian Studies minor, which is administered by the Interdepartmental Program, is designed for students who wish to augment their major with concerted study of the history, culture, society, and languages of South Asia.

South Asia is comprised of Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and the Maldives. In certain respects the study of Afghanistan and Myanmar (especially in the period when Burma was under British colonial rule) might legitimately be included under the rubric of South Asian studies.

The minor seeks, through multidisciplinary approaches, to address the history and contemporary importance of South Asia. The minor includes the introductory study of one South Asian language, one lower division course on South Asian history, and five upper division courses that focus on some aspect of the history, culture, politics, religions, and artistic heritage of South Asia.

To enter the minor, students must (1) be in good academic standing with a 2.0 grade-point average or better, (2) have completed 45 units and at least one lower division course (other than a language course) in South Asian studies, and (3) consult with the academic counselor in 10357 Bunche Hall.

Please see the UCLA General Catalog for more information on South Asia minor requirements.