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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

South Asian Studies Minor


The minor is interdisciplinary, integrating traditional area studies in the social sciences and humanities with courses in the professional disciplines.  The minor consists of four semesters of language (or its equivalent); two core courses in the traditional areas of social science and humanities; two elective courses in South Asian content from an approved list of courses across eight colleges.

Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or better to qualify for the South Asian Studies minor. To complete the minor, they need 27 credit hours of designated course work (or its equivalent for the 15 credit hours of language) of which at least 12 credit hours must be in core and elective courses.

Minor Program Requirements:


South Asian Language Requirement (15 credit hours)


The minor requires that each student acquire mastery of a South Asian language at the intermediate level which is defined as a Level IV of Hindi or its equivalent in another South Asian language. 

Social Sciences/Humanities Core (6 credit hours)


Students may select from existing courses, may take “topics” or “problems” courses that are not regularly scheduled, or they may transfer courses which are validated for K-State credit and approved by the Program Director.  Regular course offerings currently include:

Electives Courses with South Asian Content (6 credit hours)


At least two courses must be taken from the approved list of courses including at least 25% South Asian content. 

College of Agriculture


College of Architecture


College of Business Administration


College of Education


College of Engineering


College of Technology and Aviation - Polytechnic Campus


Study Abroad


Study abroad is strongly encouraged but, not required. Transfer credit may fulfill language, social sciences/humanities and/or elective requirements as approved by the Program Director in consultation with the student’s academic advisor.

Supporting Activities


South Asian Studies website lays out rationale of the program.