A minor in South Asian Studies provides an interdisciplinary exposure to South Asian history, politics, economics and culture of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Courses taken in South Asian Studies emphasize both that which is distinctively South Asian, as well as the linkages between the South Asia region and other regions. Proficiency in a South Asian language is not a requirement for the minor.
A minor in South Asian Studies requires 18 semester credit hours in the interdisciplinary field of South Asian Studies. No more than 50 percent of the credit hours can be taken in any one academic department, and at least 9 of the 18 semester credit hours should be taken at the 300-400 level. Courses taken while participating in William and Mary’s Summer Program in Goa will count toward the minor, as will other approved study-abroad programs. Courses for this minor can be selected from the courses that are specific to South Asian Studies.