The South Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Minor at Davidson

South Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary minor focusing on an important region of the nonwestern world including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The courses provide opportunities for students to explore the arts, economics, history, languages, politics, religions, and social structures of the cultures and the region, as well as an opportunity to study abroad. 

Davidson in India

Davidson's Semester-in-India program combines a period of residence in Madras and a time of travel/study to major archaeological and historical sites in India.

Davidson in India

Courses You Might Take

SIL 171

Beginning Hindi

Beginning Hindi.

Prerequisites
By permission only.  Visit the SILP website for instructions.

REL 371

Hindu Spirituality

Instructor
Mahony

Interpretive and comparative study of Hindu sacerdotal, philosophical, contemplative, and devotional mystical sensibilities as presented in various textual genres.

Satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives requirement.
Satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement.
Satisfies South Asian Studies requirement.

Prerequisites
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REL 282

Tibetan Religions

Instructor
Pang

An introduction to both Bön and Buddhism in Tibet. The historical, philosophical, religious, ritual, contemplative, institutional, and social dimensions of religion in Tibet will be examined.

Satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives requirement.
Satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement.
Satisfies…