Units required: 18
Required courses: Choose from the following suggested courses or consult with your minor adviser:
Hindi 111D Beginning Hindi I
Hindi 112D Beginning Hindi II
Hindi 151D Advanced Beginning Hindi I
Hindi 201 Intermediate Hindi I
Hindi 202 Intermediate Hindi II
Hindi 301 Advanced Hindi I
Hindi 302 Advanced Hindi II
ReSt 250F Hindu Traditions
Re St 3392 Topics in South Asian Religions
Re St 340C Hindu Reformations
History 3191 History of South Asia to the Eve of Modernization
History 3192 Modern South Asia
History 3920 South Asian Traditions in Practice: Ritual, Spectacle, Self
History 4153 Society and Politics in British India
History 4154 Postcolonial South Asia: Nations, Cultures and Identities in Transnational Perspective
Music 1271 Introduction to Indian Music
The minor in South Asian Languages and Culture requires the completion of 18 credits, a minimum of 9 of which must be at the 300 level or above, and no more than 12 of which may be in language. Minimum requirements for the minor include two years of Hindi language and the successful completion of at least 9 units in literature/culture courses chosen in consultation with the minor adviser. Please note that students must earn a minimum of B– in language courses in order to proceed to the next level. Students who place out of language courses because of previous language training, or because they are native speakers of the language, must complete 15 units with literature and culture courses as approved by their minor adviser. No more than 3 units of credit earned at an institution other than Washington University may be applied to the minor. The pass/fail grade option is not allowed for any minor courses. Please note that no more than 3 units of the required 18 units for the minor may be courses that also are used to satisfy the requirements of a major.
Study Abroad: Students are strongly encouraged to participate in Washington University-approved study abroad programs. Study abroad is usually during the junior year and after a minimum of one year of language study at Washington University. Students who participate in Washington University-sponsored and/or -approved overseas programs are normally able to apply most or all of these units to their undergraduate degree although no more than 9 upper-level units may be applied to the major. However, all transfer of credit is subject to review and approval by the department and the Study Abroad Office.
Transfer Credit: Normally no more than 3 units of credit earned at an institution other than Washington University (this does not include Washington University-approved study-abroad programs) may be applied toward the minor.