Undergraduate

Graduating Requirements

What modules do you need to read to graduate with a degree in South Asian Studies? Find the answers below. We also welcome any questions you may have. Please contact us for a consultation.

Single major [B.A. (Hons.) in South Asian Studies]

Pass at least 100 MCs of SN or SN-recognised modules (include Tamil or Hindi language modules), which include the following:

  1. SN1101E South Asia: People, Culture, Dev
  2. SN4101 Approaches to the Study of South Asia
  3. SN4102 Critical Debates in South Asian Studies
  4. a minimum of 44 MCs of SN modules (including SN1101E)
  5. a maximum of ONE of the following "methods" modules*:

    (i) GE2225
    (ii) HY2241
    (iii) PS2102 or PS3257

    *Students are encouraged to read ONE of the recognised "methods" modules.

  6. a minimum of 60 MCs at level-3000 or higher (excluding language modules) with a minimum of 40 MCs at level 4000 or higher, including SN4101 Approaches to the Study of South Asia and SN4102 Critical Debates in South Asian Studies
  7. a maximum of 2 level-5000 SN modules (subject to department's approval).
  8. a maximum of 8 MCs of either Tamil or Hindi track language* modules, not both.

    * Language modules are optional.
    These modules offered by the Centre for Language Studies are for students with no background in Tamil or Hindi.

Single major (B.A. in South Asian Studies)

Pass at least 60 MCs of SN or SN-recognised modules (include Tamil or Hindi language modules), which include the following:

  1. SN1101E South Asia: People, Culture, Dev
  2. a minimum of 40 MCs of level-2000 and level-3000 SN modules
  3. a minimum of 20 MCs at level-3000 or higher (excluding language modules)
  4. a maximum of 8 MCs of either Tamil or Hindi track language* modules, not both

    * Language modules are optional.
    These modules offered by the Centre for Language Studies are for students with no background in Tamil or Hindi.

Second major in South Asian Studies

Pass at least 48 MCs of SN or SN-recognised modules (include Tamil or Hindi language modules), which include the following:

  1. SN1101E South Asia: People, Culture, Dev
  2. a minimum of 16 MCs at level-3000 (excluding language modules).
  3. a maximum of 8 MCs of either Tamil or Hindi track language* modules, not both.

    * Language modules are optional.
    These modules offered by the Centre for Language Studies are for students with no background in Tamil or Hindi.

Minor in India Studies

Pass at least 24 MCs of SN or SN-recognised modules from List A, which include the following:

  1. SN1101E South Asia: People, Culture, Dev
  2. a minimum of 8 MCs at level-3000
  3. a maximum of 8 MCs of either Tamil or Hindi track language* modules, not both.

  4. List A

    • SN1101E South Asia: People, Culture, Development
    • SN2233 Globalizing India: The Politics of Economic Change
    • SN2251 The Information Revolution in India
    • PH2204/SN2273 Introduction to Indian Thought
    • SN2275 Tamil Studies I
    • SN2277 Indian Communities in Southeast Asia
    • SN2278 Introduction to Sikhism
    • SN2279 The Making of Modern India, 1856-1947
    • SN3261 Exile, Indenture, IT: Global South Asians
    • SN3262/HY3236 The Struggle for India, 1920-1964
    • PH3204/SN3272 Issues in Indian Philosophy
    • SN3274 South Asian Cinema
    • SN3275 Tamil Studies II
    • SN3276 Introduction to Classical Indian Texts
    • SN3278 Rivers of India: Divinity & Sacred Space
    • SN3279 Language, Culture and Identity in India
    • SN3280 Governing Public Services in India
    • SN3281 The Story of Indian Business
    • SN3880A Art of India
    • LAH1201 Hindi 1
    • LAH2201 Hindi 2
    • LAL1201 Tamil 1
    • LAL2201 Tamil 2
    • EN3265 South Asian Literatures in English
    • HY2258 Passage to India: Modern Indian Society


* Language modules are optional.
These modules offered by the Centre for Language Studies are for students with no background in Tamil or Hindi.

A maximum of 8 MCs from the minor can be used to satisfy the requirements of a major or another minor.