South and South-East Asian Studies

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.