The Minor in South and Southeast Asian Studies allows interested students to acquire a solid introduction to the region’s culture and traditions.
One course (letter-graded) selected from among the following gateway courses: South Asia 100A (Ancient South Asia), South Asia 100B (Medieval-Modern South Asia), Southeast Asia 101A (Mainland Southeast Asia), or Southeast Asia 101B (Insular Southeast Asia).
Five additional letter-graded courses, totaling 20 units, with a minimum 2.0 GPA. All courses with a 100 or higher designation count as upper-division. For a sample of some courses offered, see Upper Division.
Note that these can only include:
- one course with South and/or Southeast Asia content from outside the department
- two upper-division South and/or Southeast Asia language courses
Courses offered by other departments cross-listed with SSEAS count as SSEAS department courses for the minor. Non-cross-listed courses (but with substantial South and/or Southeast Asia content) offered by other departments may count toward the minor following a petition to the Faculty Undergraduate Student Advisor and the Chair of the department.
How to Declare the Minor
- After taking South Asia 100A (Ancient South Asia), South Asia 100B (Medieval-Modern South Asia), Southeast Asia 101A (Mainland Southeast Asia), or Southeast Asia 101B (Insular Southeast Asia), contact the Undergraduate Advisor Cassandra Dunn.
- All undergraduate minors must be declared no later than one semester before a student’s Estimated Graduation Term (EGT). The deadline is the last day of RRR week.
- A declaration to minor in the department will put you on a degree list for your estimated graduation term (EGT.) The major advisor will then check to ensure you’ve completed all the required classes and mark you as approved for the minor. It is a good idea to keep in touch with the major advisor throughout the process to ensure you are taking the right combination of courses.