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

REL 371

Hindu Spirituality


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.

Students at…

GSS 370

Global South Feminisms


This course is about contemporary feminist movements in parts of the world that are often overlooked or labeled as "primitive". With a particular, though not exclusive, focus on parts of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh), north Africa (Egypt…

SIL 172

Continuing Hindi

Continuing Hindi.

SIL 171 or by permission only.  Visit the SILP website for instructions.