South and South-East Asian Studies Minor

Ruth Vanita and G.G. Weix, Directors

The South and South-East Asian Studies program offers undergraduates at the University of Montana-Missoula an 18-credit autonomous and interdisciplinary minor to students of all majors, and also offers all students opportunity to take classes on South and Southeast Asian peoples, cultures, histories, and societies, as well as their literary, artistic and religious traditions. The region includes India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, East Timor, and the Philippines. The primary focus is on India and Indonesia.

This is an interdisciplinary program with faculty input from several departments, including English, Anthropology, Sociology and Political Science.

Students may choose to minor in South and South-East Asian Studies with a major in any discipline. Students interested in the minor should contact Professor Ruth Vanita and are encouraged to plan their course sequence at least one semester in advance.

Minor - South & South-East Asian Studies

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 18

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Summary

Lower-Division Requirements

9

Introductory Course

Lower-Division Electives

Upper-Division Electives

9

Total Hours

18


Lower-Division Requirements

Rule: Complete the following subcategories of courses. Any substitutions must be approved by the SSEA faculty director.

Introductory Course

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

ANTY 102H

Intro to South & S. East Asia

GH 161H

Asian Humanities

SSEA 202X

Introduction to India

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Lower-Division Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two of the following courses:

6

ANTY 102H

Intro to South & S. East Asia

GH 191

Special Topics (6 credits of Hindi language (any level) may count towards the total credits for the minor)

GH 161H

Asian Humanities

GH 291

Special Topics

RLST 232

Buddhism

SSEA 234H

Hindu Religious Traditions

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Electives

Note: Any substitutions must be approved by the SSEA director.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 9 credits from the following courses:

9

ANTY 427

Anthropology of Gender

ANTY 440

Cont. Issues of SSEA

GH 316E

Talking to God: Bhagavad Gita

GH 326

Stories East and West

GH 328L

Gender Sexuality India

GH 415

Same Sex Unions Literature

LIT 344

Asian American Literature

SSEA 330X

Peoples and Cultures of World

SSEA 342

Topics Comparative Lit & Rel

SSEA 368

Contemporary Buddhism in SSEA

RLST 366

Tibetan Civilization

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-