Minor in South Asian Studies at The College of Wooster

As one of the few liberal arts colleges in the United States offering a South Asian Studies minor, The College of Wooster offers students a unique opportunity to delve into the historical and cultural traditions of South Asia. Courses and materials focus primarily on, but are not necessarily limited to, the nations and people of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan. The interdisciplinary nature of Wooster’s curriculum allows students to add the South Asian Studies minor to any major course of study and still graduate in four years. Off-campus study is both encouraged and supported by longstanding study-abroad programs in a number of Asian countries. While students can fulfill their requirements and gain a solid foundation in the literature and culture of South Asia without ever leaving campus, the program is ideally suited to those who with a desire to spend a semester or more learning in another country.

Faculty & Staff

Mark Graham

Mark Graham

Associate Professor of Religious Studies; Department Chair of Chinese Studies; South Asian Studies; East Asian Studies; Liaison to the Museum & Archival Studies Pathway


Bhakti Mamtora

Bhakti Mamtora

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies; South Asian Studies


Sarah Mirza

Sarah Mirza

Associate Professor and Department Chair of Religious Studies; Middle Eastern and North African Studies; South Asian Studies; Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies


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Elizabeth Schiltz

Raju Chair of East-West Philosophy; Department Chair of Philosophy; Professor of South Asian Studies; Philosophy; Classical Studies


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Santha Schuch

Administrative Coordinator - Africana Studies, Archaeology, East Asian Studies, Middle Eastern & North African Studies, Religious Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, South Asian Studies, Urban Studies, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Christina Welsch

Christina Welsch

Assistant Professor of History; South Asian Studies


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Six elective South Asian Studies courses from at least two departments are needed to complete a minor. Courses include history, philosophy, and religious studies classes that explore aspects of the countries and people of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan.

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