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Academics

The South Asia Program faculty includes members from a wide range of disciplines. Through them, SAP offers a variety of courses, including language instruction.

A number of courses in the literatures, languages, civilizations and religions of South Asia are offered by the Asian Studies Department at Cornell University. Languages include Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Pali, Punjabi, Sinhala, Sanskrit, Tamil, and Urdu.

Other departments at Cornell, including AnthropologyEconomics, Government, History, International Nutrition, and Development Sociology, offer courses emphasizing diverse disciplinary perspectives on various South Asian area topics.

Explore the South Asian study and research opportunities in Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

A listing of courses on South-Asia related courses at Cornell may be found at Courses. 

 

South Asia Studies Curricula

Major in Asian Studies with a South Asian concentration - Undergraduate students with a special interest in the region may choose this major. Asian Studies courses through the 4400-level are taught in English.

Minor in South Asian Studies - Undergraduate students may pursue this minor while completing a major in any other field.

Master's Degree in Asian Studies with a South Asian concentration - Designed for graduate students seeking area training before completing a disciplinary degree and for professionals who need specialized training in South Asia.

In addition, Cornell graduate students develop doctoral and professional degree research related to South Asia from a wide range of graduate fields.  See the Graduate Student list  for further information.