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Below is a list of courses that fulfill certificate requirements and reflect the breadth of disciplines that correspond with the study of South Asia. Not every course is offered every year; some may be one-time-only offerings. In addition, there may be courses not listed below which qualify toward the SAS certificate. Please consult with the program director or program manager.

Fall 2020

HIN 101/URD 101 Elementary Hindi and Urdu I

HIN 105 Intermediate Hindi I

HIN 304 /URD 304 /COM 378 /TRA 302 Topics in Hindi-Urdu: Art and Practice of Translation

SAN 101 Elementary Sanskrit I

SAN 105 Intermediate Sanskrit I

SAS 309 /REL 300 Hinduism: Visions and Ideas

SAS 335 /GSS 335 Gender and Performing Arts in South Asia

SAS 345 /REL 345 Islam in South Asia through Literature and Film​

URD 105 Intermediate Urdu I

 

Cross-listed with the Program in South Asian Studies:

ENV 377 /SAS 377 Sustainable Cities in the US and India: Technology, Policy & Entrepreneurship Pathways

HIS 436 /SAS 436 Working Class Lives on the Indian Subcontinent

 

Spring 2020

HIN 102 /URD 102 Elementary Hindi and Urdu II

HIN 107 Intermediate Urdu II

HIN 303 /URD 303 /COM 395 Topics in Hindi/Urdu: Literature and Cinema

SAN 102 Elementary Sanskrit II

SAN 107 Intermediate Sanskrit II

SAN 300 /TRA 300 Advanced Sanskrit: Vedic Language, Grammar, and Literature

SAS 210 /LIN 213 Languages and Culture in South Asia

SAS 328 /COM 352 /ASA 328 South Asian American Literature and Film

URD 107 Intermediate Urdu II

 

Cross-listed with the Program in South Asian Studies:

ARC 396 /SAS 396 Comparing the Urban in the Americas and South Asia

ENV 377 /SAS 377 Sustainable Cities in the US and India: Technology, Policy & Entrepreneurship Pathways

HIS 317 /SAS 317 The Making of Modern India and Pakistan

HIS 422 /SAS 422 Hindu, Muslim, Untouchable: Society and Politics in Pre-Modern South Asia, c. 1100-1800

REL 216 /SAS 216 Philosophical Debates between Buddhists and Jains

 

Fall 2019

HIN 101 /URD 101 Elementary Hindi and Urdu I

HIN 105 Intermediate Hindi I

HIN 305 /URD 305 Topics in Hindi/Urdu: Postcolonial Literature

SAN 101 Elementary Sanskrit I

SAN 105 Intermediate Sanskrit I

SAS 303 /GSS 412 Gender, Sexuality, and Feminisms in South Asia

SAS 345 /REL 345 Islam in South Asia through Literature and Film

URD 105 Intermediate Urdu I

Languages

Hindi

HIN 101/         Elementary Hindi and Urdu I
URD 101

HIN 102/         Elementary Hindi and Urdu II
URD 102

HIN 105          Intermediate Hindi I

HIN 107          Intermediate Hindi II

HIN 301/         Advanced Hindi-Urdu I
URD 301

HIN 302/         Advanced Hindi-Urdu II
URD 302

 

Sanskrit

SAN 101         Elementary Sanskrit I

SAN 102         Elementary Sanskrit II

SAN 105         Intermediate Sanskrit I

SAN 107         Intermediate Sanskrit II

SAN 300         Advanced Sanskrit: Vedic Language, Grammar, and Literature

 

Urdu

HIN 101/         Elementary Hindi and Urdu I
URD 101

HIN 102/         Elementary Hindi and Urdu II
URD 102

URD 105         Intermediate Urdu I

URD 107         Intermediate Urdu II

HIN 301/         Advanced Hindi-Urdu I
URD 301/

HIN 302/         Advanced Hindi-Urdu II
URD 302

 

Anthropology

ANT 321         Ritual, Myth and Worldview

ANT 337         Social Change in Contemporary India

ANT 339         Peoples and Cultures of South Asia

 

Comparative Literature

COM 336        Indian Texts and Contexts: Ancient to Medieval

COM 397        Modern South Asian Literature

 

History

HIS 241           Faith and Power in the Indian Ocean Arena

HIS 317           The Making of Modern India and Pakistan

HIS 332           India before Europe: Politics, Religion, and Culture in South Asia: 1000-1857 A.D.

HIS 417           Gandhi: The Making of the Mahatma

HIS 420           Modern India: History and Political Theory

HIS 422           Hindu, Muslim, Untouchable: Society and Politics in Pre-Modern South Asia, c. 1100-1800

HIS 436           Working Class Lives on the Indian Subcontinent

 

Near Eastern Studies

NES 240          Muslims and the Qur’an

NES 307          Afghanistan and the Great Powers, 1747-2001

NES 319          South Asian Islam, 998-1803

NES 323          Introduction to Early Sufism (ca. AD 800-AD 1200)

NES 324          Introduction to Later Sufism (ca. AD 1200 to present)

NES 334          Modern Islamic Political Thought

NES 397          Thus Spoke Zarathustra: The Zoroastrian Tradition from Ancient Iran to Contemporary India

NES 418          Religion and State Relations in Comparative Perspective

 

Politics

POL 351          The Politics of Development

POL 377          Rise of Asia: Political Economy of Development

POL 378          Politics in India

POL 440          Seminar in International Relations

POL 476          Democracy in India

 

Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

WWS 319        Society and Politics in Pakistan

 

Religion

REL 210          Religions of India

REL 216          Philosophical Debates between Buddhists and Jains

REL 224          Nonviolence Across Religious History

REL 225          The Buddhist World of Thought and Practice

REL 281          Buddhist Philosophy

REL 308          The Buddhist Individual

REL 325          Hindu Scriptures

REL 326          Buddhist Literature: Interpreting the Lotus Sutra

REL 331          Islamic Liberalism

REL 338          Islam in India and Pakistan

REL 382          Death and the Afterlife in Buddhist Cultures

 

South Asian Studies

SAS 210          Languages and Culture in South Asia

SAS 301          Introduction to Indian Art

SAS 303          Gender, Sexuality, and Feminisms in South Asia

SAS 309          Hinduism: Visions and Ideas

SAS 320          Science, Technology, and Society: South Asian Perspectives

SAS 321          The Politics of Pakistan

SAS 322          South Asian Popular Culture

SAS 325          Experiencing India through Bollywood

SAS 328          South Asian American Literature and Film

SAS 330          Mahabharata as Literature, Performance, Ideology

SAS 332          Mythology of Classical India

SAS 335          Gender and Performing Arts in South Asia

SAS 340          Popular Trends in South Asian Literature

SAS 345          Islam in South Asia: Literary Perspectives

SAS 350          Development and Dissent in India - South Asia

SAS 360          Reporting Inequality: The Media and the Marginalized