Jun 06, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 Health and Human Sciences

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.