Courses

The South Asian Studies Program offers courses in a range of disciplines. See the Schedule of Classes for additional details and the University Bulletin for a complete list of SAS courses.

Fall 2018 Courses

IGS/SAS 160A:The Rise of India [nw ss]

Taught by Professor Avinash Singh

Examines how India rose to become a world power. With one-seventh of the world's population and a booming economy, India now shapes all global debates on trade, counter-terrorism and the environment. How will it use its new influence? Usually offered every second year.

SAS 100A: India and Pakistan: Understanding South Asia [new ss]

Taught by Professor Ulka Anjaria

An exploration of the history, societies, cultures, religions, and literature of South Asia--India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Uses perspectives from history, anthropology, literature, and film to examine past and contemporary life in South Asia. Usually offered every year.

SAS 140A: We Who Are at Home Everywhere: Narratives from the South Asian Diaspora [hum]

SAS 140A: We Who Are at Home Everywhere: Narratives from the South Asian Diaspora [hum]

Taught by Professor Harleen Singh

Looks at narratives from various locations of the South Asian Diaspora, while paying close attention to the emergence of an immigrant South Asian public culture. Examines novels, poetry, short stories, film, and music in order to further an understanding of South Asian immigrant culture. Usually offered every third year.