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Minor in South Asian Studies

[Conversion table: JSIS course numbers in effect through Sum 2012]

The following are approved introductory Asian civilization courses for the Asia minors in the Jackson School: JSIS A 209; JSIS 203; JSIS A/HSTAS 212 (Korea); JSIS A/HSTAS 241 (Japan); JSIS A 242 (Japan); JSIS A/HSTAS 221 (Southeast Asia); HSTAS 201 (India), HSTAS 202 (India); HSTAS 211 (China).


30 credits, to include the following:

  1. JSIS A 206 or JSIS A/HSTAS 202 (5 credits)

  2. One additional introductory Asian civilization course from those listed above (5 credits)

  3. 15 credits of electives taken at the UW, chosen from the approved list*

  4. 5 additional credits in South Asian language beyond second-year level, or in upper-division transfer courses on South Asia, or in additional electives chosen from the approved list*

  5. Minimum grade of 2.0 required in each course applied toward the minor.

Electives List

*South Asia Electives

Any JSIS A-prefix course on South Asia or its joint-listed equivalent, plus:

ANTH 437 Political Anthropology and Social Change (5)
ANTH 471 Colonialism and Culture (5)
ANTH/ENVIR 371 Anthropology of Development (5)
ANTH/ENVIR 451 Compar Historical and Social Ecology of
Tropics (5)
ANTH/JSIS C 321 Comparative Religion (3)
ART H 204 Survey of Asian Art (5)
ASIAN 203 Literature and Culture of Ancient and
Classical India (5)
ASIAN 206 Lit and Culture of So Asia from Tradition to Modernity (5)
ASIAN 263 Great Works of Asian Literature (5)
ASIAN 411 Buddhist Literature (5)
HSTAS 401 History of Ancient India (5)
HSTAS 402 History of Medieval and Mughal India (5)
HSTAS 403 History of Modern India to 1900 (5)
HSTAS 404 History of Twentieth-Century India (5)
HSTAS 431 Tibetan History (3) (no longer offered)
MUSIC 428 Music of North India (3)
MUSIC 447 Music of Southern India (3)
JSIS C 202 Introduction to World Religions: Eastern Traditions (5)
JSIS C 356/ANTH 352 Buddhism and Society (5)
JSIS C 352 Hinduism (5)
JSIS C 354 Buddhism (5)
JSIS B/POL S 337 Collective Violence and the State (5)
JSIS B/POL S 436 Ethnic Politics & Nationalism in Multi-Ethnic Societies (5)
JSIS B/GWSS 333 Gender and Globalization: Theory and Process (5)
JSIS B/GWSS/ANTH345 Women and International Economic Development (5)

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