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Curriculum

Please work with the CAS director to select electives that meet your goals.

  • Analyze aspects of the history and geography of South Asia.
  • Contrast and critique various social, economic and political dimensions of South Asia including but not limited to: gender, caste, class, education, law, health, ethnicity, national identity and religion.
  • Interpret the diverse functions and cultural meanings of expressive culture in South Asia.
  • Analyze key processes of modernity and globalization within and among South Asian nations.
  • Develop ideas and arguments about South Asia in writing.

 

Candidates for the CAS must take one of the following courses:


  • ANT 621 - Gender & Sexuality in South Asia, 3 credits
  • SAS 622 - Gender & Sexuality in South Asia, 3 credits
  • ANT 625 - Problems in Anthropology of South Asia, 3 credits
  • ANT 626 - Cultures and Politics of Afghanistan and Pakistan, 3 credits OR
  • SAS 626 - Cultures and Politics of Afghanistan and Pakistan, 3 credits OR
  • PAI 626 - Cultures and Politics of Afghanistan and Pakistan, 3 credits
  • HIN 620 - Language Training in Preparation for Research Using Hindi, 3 credits
  • HST 775 - Readings and Research in South Asian History, 3 credits
  • REL 687 - Global Hinduism, 3 credits
  • HIN 610 - Advanced Hindi, 3 credits

Candidates can choose three other courses from the list below:


  • ANT 621 - Gender & Sexuality in South Asia, 3 credits OR
  • SAS 622 - Gender & Sexuality in South Asia, 3 credits
  • ANT 625 - Problems in Anthropology of South Asia, 3 credits
  • ANT 626 - Cultures and Politics of Afghanistan and Pakistan, 3 credits OR
  • SAS 626 - Cultures and Politics of Afghanistan and Pakistan, 3 credits OR
  • PAI 626 - Cultures and Politics of Afghanistan and Pakistan, 3 credits
  • ANT 628 - Muslim Rituals, Practices, and Performances, 3 credits * OR
  • REL 628 - Muslim Rituals, Practices, and Performances, 3 credits *
  • ANT 756 - Development Anthropology, 3 credits *
  • ANT 764 - Gender and Globalization, 3 credits * OR
  • GEO 764 - Gender and Globalization, 3 credits * OR
  • WGS 764 - Gender and Globalization, 3 credits *
  • HIN 620 - Language Training in Preparation for Research Using Hindi, 3 credits
  • HST 775 - Readings and Research in South Asian History, 3 credits
  • LIN 671 - Dimensions of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism, 3 credits *
  • LIN 681 - Global Communication Through World Englishes, 3 credits *
  • PAI 707 - Culture in World Affairs, 3 credits *
  • PAI 710 - International Actors and Issues, 3 credits *
  • PAI 715 - Topics in Global Development 1-3 credit(s) * 
  • PAI 759 - Girls’ Education in the Developing World, 3 credits *
  • REL 621 - Teaching World Religions in Theory and Practice, 3 credits *
  • REL 625 - Pluralism in Islam, 3 credits *
  • REL 626 - Beyond the Veil: Gender Politics in Islam, 3 credits *
  • REL 627 - Globalization and Religion: Processes and problems, 3 credits *
  • REL 687 - Global Hinduism, 3 credits
  • REL 692 - Other People’s Religions, 3 credits *
  • REL 696 - Gender and Religion: Theory and Practice, 3 credits *
  • REL 699 - Writing Religions and Cultures: Ethnographic Practice, 3 credits *
  • GEO 606 - Development and Sustainability, 3 credits *
  • GEO 622 - Water: Environment, Society and Politics, 3 credits *
  • HIN 610 - Advanced Hindi, 3 credits
  • LAW 744 - Perspectives on Terrorism, 3 credits *
  • LAW 778 - International Human Rights, 3 credits *
  • LAW 810 - Emerging Issues in Int’l Law, 2-3 credits *
  • LIN 674 - Topics in Sociolinguistics, 3 credits *
  • LIN 675 - Forensic Linguistics, 3 credits *
  • PAI 790 - Public Finance: An International Perspective, 3 credits *
  • PSC 759 - Crisis Management, 3 credits *
  • PSC 783 - Comparative Foreign Policy, 3 credits *
  • PSC 788 - Political Leadership, 3 credits *

*Some South Asian content is included (30% or more). Students may use these courses for the certificate only if they write their research paper on a South Asian topic.

For complete CAS requirements, please visit the Course Catalog.

Application Information

Students interested in obtaining the CAS should consult the list of approved courses. Application for the certificate should be made by first consulting with the student's faculty advisor who will determine whether the student can pursue the certificate consistent with the requirements of their degree program and then by taking the following  Administrative Steps:

Two forms must be filled out and delivered to the South Asia Center to complete this stage of the application process:

1. Students who have completed 12 graduate credit hours in approved courses dealing with South Asia should complete a  Graduate Enrollment Internal Admission Application Form. Graduate students may apply at any time after they are matriculated in a graduate program at Syracuse University. Once this paperwork is complete, please submit it to Emera Bridger Wilson who will process the paperwork and pass it on to the Graduate Admissions Office (621 Skytop Road). Please note that the Program code for CAS-South Asia is SO20C.

2. The Program of Study Form has to be signed by the student's advisor and by Professor Margaret Hermann, interim director of the South Asia Center. The Program of Study will be held by Professor Bridger Wilson Ph.D. until all the requirements for the certificate (12 credits) are complete. Professor Bridger Wilson Ph.D. will submit this form to the Graduate School (304 Lyman Hall) in a timely manner before the student's expected graduation date so that the documents and information can be gathered as the date approaches.

Please also remember that a Graduate Diploma Request Form must be completed through MySlice during the semester that the student will graduate. For those planning on graduating in December 2021, the card must be filed no later than November 1. Those graduating in May 2022 must submit the paperwork no later than March 1. For other deadlines, please check the Graduate School website. Students must complete a separate form for each of their degree programs as each results in its own degree date and diploma.

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