Courses & Minor Program in South Asian Civilizations

Minor in South Asian Civilizations


UTM has rich and varied course offerings in South Asian Civilizations. Below, you will find information on the Minor Program in South Asian Civilizations, which also includes links to information about courses, as provided by the Departments offering them.

Minor in South Asian Civilizations (HBA)

This program offers a comprehensive exploration of South Asia and the South Asian diaspora, drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches. Through diverse course offerings, students can study South Asian history, religion, politics, languages, societies and cultures. The program is geared toward building an engagement with the South Asian region as well as with South Asian diasporic contexts. Students may take courses in a number of departments that focus on South Asia. Complementing programs, the Minor in South Asian Civilizations can prepare students for careers in a competitive global context in which South Asia plays an important role.

Students should also review the Degree Requirements section prior to selecting courses

For courses in this area see:

Code Area




Language Studies


Diaspora and Transnational Studies


Fine Art History (FAH)


Language Studies




Language Studies




Political Science


History of Religions


Language Studies




Visual Culture and Communication


Women and Gender Studies

Minor Program ERMIN1333
South Asian Civilizations (Arts)

4.0 credits, including at least 1.0 credits at the 300+ level.

Students wishing to complete a South Asian Civilizations Minor Program must successfully complete 4.0 credits in at least two distinct disciplines: History (HIS), Religion (RLG), Women and Gender Studies (WGS) or Diaspora and Transnational Studies (DTS) within the Department of Historical Studies, Political Science (POL), Language Studies (LAN), Visual Studies (VCC, CIN, FAH), Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Year Courses

First Year

Recommended: ANT102H5, HIS101H5, POL114H5, RLG101H5, SOC100H5, VST100H5

Higher Years

  1. credit from the following list of courses: DTS201H5, HIN212Y5, HIS282H5, PRS210Y5, RLG204H5, 205H5, 206H5, 207H5, 208H5; SAN291Y5


  1. credit at the 300+ level


1.0 credit at the 200+ level or from the following list of courses:



Group A: Core Courses
 ANT310H5, 316H5, 320H5; CIN302H5; DTS201H5; FAH385H5; GGR367H5; HIN212Y5, 312Y5; HIS282H5, 382H5, 386H5, 394H5, 484H5; POL303Y5, 304Y5, 446H5; PRS210Y5, 310Y5; RLG204H5, 205H5, 206H5, 207H5, 208H5, 304H5, 307H5, 308H5, 310H5, 347H5, 348H5, 356H5, 360H5, 371H5, 373H5, 374H5, 449H5, 460H5; SAN291Y5, 392Y5; VCC306H5, 406H5, 360H5.

Group B: Secondary Courses
In consultation with the Academic Counsellor of the Department for Historical Studies and depending on the focus of the course, the following courses may qualify on a year-to-year basis: ARA211Y5, 212Y5, 312Y5, 412Y5; HIS366H5, 493H5; RLG305H5, 370H5, 451Y5, 452H5, 450H5, 470H5; SOC354H5, 375H5; WGS368H5, 335H5.

Note: Students are responsible for checking the co- and prerequisites for all courses.