South Asian Studies

The secondary field in South Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures or South Asian Studies requires five courses.

REQUIREMENTS: 5 courses (20 credits)

  1. Up to two courses at any level in a South Asian language, and up to one additional language course on special topics taught by faculty in the Department of South Asian Studies. Note: The secondary field does not require any language courses
  2. One 100-level non-language course in South Asian Studies. This requirement may be satisfied by a departmental course or a course with a South Asia emphasis offered in another department, with the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
  3. Additional non-language courses in South Asian Studies to complete a total of five courses. These courses may include departmental offerings and courses with a South Asia emphasis offered in other departments or as General Education courses, with the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Note: Courses may not be double counted towards a secondary field in South Asian Studies and a language citation in a South Asian language.

OTHER INFORMATION

Study abroad programs of a summer, a semester, or a year may be approved for credit toward the secondary field.

Freshman Seminars may be counted for the secondary field.  Other courses for the secondary field should be letter graded.

ADVISING RESOURCES

The Director of Undergraduate Studies, Richard Delacy (rdelacy@fas.harvard.edu; 617-496-4749) is available for advising and information.