University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

South & Southeast Asian Studies (SSEA)

SSEA 191 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings by visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, and/or one-time offerings of current topics.

SSEA 202X - Introduction to India. 3 Credits.

Offered alternate years. This course introduces students to the history, economy, political and legal system, society, culture, religions, and literary and artistic traditions of India, which is the world's largest secular democracy and the birthplace of four major world religions.

Gen Ed Attributes: Historical Studies, Cultural & International Diversity

SSEA 328L - Gender Sexuality India. 3 Credits.

Examines the changing representation of gender and sexuality in Indian films over the last six decades. India has the largest film industry in the world, and films are the most important cultural unifier in the country. We will look at gender and sexuality in relation to religion, family, and the state, examining women's changing roles, heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and transgender, patterns of kinship and friendship.