South Asian Studies (minor only)

South Asian Studies

Kauke Hall

400 E. University Street

Wooster, OH 44691

Phone: 330-263-2138

Fax: 330-263-2340


The interdepartmental minor in South Asian Studies focuses on developing an understanding of the diverse but related historical and cultural traditions of South Asia (a region that is comprised primarily of, but not necessarily limited to the nations of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan), both in their "home" locations and in their global and diasporic situations.

The South Asian Studies minor recognizes the diversity of cultural and national traditions that exist across this region, but at the same time helps foster an understanding of the common cultural and historical concerns that make "South Asia" a coherent focus of study. Given the complexity of histories and traditions in this region of the world, the minor requires multidisciplinary study, and the integration of off-campus study in a South Asian country as part of the curriculum.