Major

Major

Students pursuing a major in India Studies must complete a second major (B.A.) in a department of the College of Arts and Sciences. (Students completing a simultaneous second degree program in the College or through another school should check with their advisor for details.)

Requirements

Six credits through the fourth semester level of a modern Indic language, Sanskrit, or an appropriate substitute that must be approved in advance by the Academic Program Committee of the India Studies Program. Students demonstrating proficiency to a level commensurate with the completion of four semesters of coursework may substitute six credits from other India Studies courses.

In addition to fulfillment of language requirements (specified above), completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours of India Studies courses, including the following:

  • The India Studies core course
  • At least one 3-credit course at the 300 level or above from the Literary and Performance Studies group
  • At least one 3-credit course at the 300 level or above from the Philosophical and Religious Studies group
  • At least one 3-credit course at the 300 level or above from the Social, Political, and Historical Studies group
  • One 3-credit course (or equivalent) at any level
  • Three additional 3-credit courses at the 300 level or above, at least one of which must be 400 level

At the discretion of the Director, a student may receive credit for coursework taken under the auspices of a Study Abroad program. Other coursework taken at IU that involves a significant amount of student work related to India/South Asia, but without an India Studies course designation, may also be applied to these requirements at the discretion of the Director. Students wishing to receive such credit should consult their academic advisor and the Director of India Studies. Students must also complete the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.