South Asia is home to the peoples and cultures of an enormous proportion of the World's population. An understanding of South Asian culture will give you the tools and open doors to exciting exchanges with the peoples in this region. KU offers regular instruction in the critical language of Hindi, and exciting study abroad programs abound which would help you incorporate the South Asian Cultural Certificate into your degree plan. An undergraduate certificate in South Asian Culture allows you to incorporate a cluster of courses on South Asia to your other degree programs and enhance your knowledge of a critical and dynamic area of the world.

Requirements for the Undergraduate Certificate in South Asian Culture

12 credit hours - 9 of which must be at the 300 level or above.

Core Course (3)3
Peoples and Cultures of South Asia
Electives (9)9
These courses allow students to deepen their knowledge of the countries and issues in the region.
Introduction to Classical East Indian Dance
Topics in Environmental Studies: _____
Advanced Topics in South Asian Studies: _____
Politics and Society in the Contemporary Persianate World
Special Study: _____
History of Tibet
Topics in Hindi Culture, Language and Literature: _____
Asian Religions
Undergraduate Seminar in Religion: _____
Special Topics in Religion: _____
Yoga in Theory, Practice, and History
Language Courses: 3 credit hours of the following can count toward the 9 credit hours of electives requirement above.
Advanced Hindi I
Advanced Hindi II