2017-2018 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 25, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

South Asian Studies, CAS

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Carol Babiracki, Shobha K. Bhatia, Tej K. Bhatia, Himika Bhattacharya, Tula Goenka, Ann G. Gold, Tazim R. Kassam, Radha Kumar, Prema Kurien, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Romita Ray Kapoor, Anoop Sadanandan, Farhana Sultana, Susan Thomas, Cecilia Van Hollen, Susan S. Wadley, Joanne P. Waghorne

Affiliated Faculty:

Ahmed Abdel Meguid, Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Richard Breyer, Thomas Brutsaert, Gareth Fisher, Rashmi Gangamma,Dimitar Gueorguiev,  Roger Hallas, Devashish Mitra, S.P. Raj, Sudha Raj, Lars Rodseth, Kamala Ramadoss, Jaipaul Roopnarine, Yuksel Sezgin, Corri Zoli

Student Learning Outcomes

1. To analyze aspects of the history and geography of South Asia

2. To contrast and critique various social, economic, and political dimensions of South Asia including but not limited to: gender, caste, class, education, ethnicity, national identity, and religion

3. To interpret the diverse functions and cultural meanings of religion, art, and music in South Asia

4. To analyze key processes of change and globalization within and between South Asian nations

5. To develop ideas and arguments about South Asia in writing

Certificate Requirements

The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in South Asian Studies is available to Syracuse University students in all graduate programs who are looking to supplement their degree with an interdisciplinary approach to the cultures, politics, history, arts, and current events of this region. Students are required to complete at least twelve (12) credits.

Students matriculated in any MA or PhD program at Syracuse University and who have completed 12 graduate credit-hours in courses dealing with South Asia are eligible to apply to the Director of the South Asia Center for a “Certificate of Advanced Study in South Asia.” The Director shall determine that the courses listed by the student meet the requirements for the Certificate. Graduate students may apply at any time after they are matriculated in a graduate program at SU, but it is advisable to wait until their final semester or until they have completed the 12 credit hours.

Candidates can choose three other courses from the list below:


*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.

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