This program offers emphases in the following languages and literatures: Hindi, Urdu, Indonesian, Sanskrit, Tamil, Tibetan, and Khmer. Literature is understood in the widest sense to include not only creative writing and cultural expression in the various genres but also sources concerning religion, philosophy, history, and the fine and performing arts. The analysis of cultural expression is also understood to include attention to social, anthropological, economic, and political contexts.
This program is offered for students seeking a terminal M.A. degree or students with limited backgrounds who are preparing for more advanced work. Emphases in the program include the languages and literatures of Hindi, Khmer, Indonesian, Sanskrit, Tamil, Tibetan, and Urdu.