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. As a complement to the students other chosen 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.