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SAS SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES


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Introduction

These inter-disciplinary and inter-departmental programs study traditional and modern South Asia. The history and culture of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka are presented in courses offered by departments in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

Traditional South Asia is presented as a living culture, a viable way of life for millions for over 3,000 years, and a source of inspiration to other parts of Asia for 2,000 years. Modern studies emphasize the history and development of South Asia's political, cultural, and social institutions, the nature of the economy, and the significance of ideas and ideology in the modern dynamics of continuity and change.

Programs of study may stress either the ancient or the modern aspects of South Asia or may explore those elements which fuse traditional religion and culture with contemporary patterns of politics and society.

Students are advised to consult the Chair of South Asian Studies Program and with one or more professors teaching in the area of the student's particular interest. Titles of courses on South Asia are listed below.

Faculty Members

Professors Emeriti
N.K. Choudhry, BA, MS, Ph D (Economics)
A.K. Ray, M Sc, Ph D (Anthropology)

Professor
and Chair - SAS Program
N.K. Wagle, MA, Ph D (History) Director, Centre for South Asian Studies

Professors
L.V. Golombek, MA, Ph D (Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations)
W. Haque, MA, Ph D (Mathematics)
M. Israel, MA, Ph D (History)
W.G. Oxtoby, MA, Ph D (Religious Studies) (T)
L.C.D.C. Priestley, MA, M Phil, Ph D (East Asian Studies)
D.B. Waterhouse, MA, LRAM (East Asian Studies) (U)

Associate Professors
J. Kippen, Ph D (Music)
C. Kanaganayakam, BA, Ph D (English) (T)
J.T. O'Connell, AB, Ph D (Religious Studies) (SM)
A.G. Rubinoff, MA, Ph D (Political Science) (S)
S. Sandahl, MA, Ph D (East Asian Studies)

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAMS

Enrolment in the South Asian Studies programs is open to students who have completed four courses; no minimum GPA required.

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES (B.A.)

Consult Centre for South Asian Studies, Rm. 2057, Sidney Smith Hall, 978-4294 and Professor J.T. O'Connell, Rm. 409, Alumni Hall, St. Michael's College, 926-1300, ext. 3238.

Specialist program (Hon.B.A.): S13331 (10 full courses or their equivalent: including at least four 300+ series courses with at least one full course at the 400-level)
1. Two courses in Sanskrit from EAS 282Y, 382Y, 480Y, 482Y; or in Punjabi from LIN 265Y, 365Y; or in Bengali from SAS 201Y, 301Y; or demonstrate intermediate (2nd Year level) proficiency in another South Asian language by examination administered by the Centre for South Asian Studies
2. One course in South Asian History: HIS 282Y
3. One course in South Asian social science topics from: ANT 362Y; ECO 232H; POL 201Y, 417Y, 445Y or other social science course approved by the Chair of the SAS program
4. One course in South Asian religion or philosophy from: EAS 260Y, 330Y, 360Y; NEW 306H; NMC 185Y; RLG 100Y, 205Y, 206Y, 207H, 209H, 280Y, 360H, 361H, 362H, 363H, or other course in religion or philosophy approved by the Chair of the SAS program
5. Five additional courses from Group A (below); or seven additional courses from Group A, in the case of a student satisfying the language requirement (see 1. above) by examination rather than by A&S courses

For the Distribution Requirement, SAS 201Y and 301Y are Humanities courses.

Major program (B.A.): M13331 (6 full courses or their equivalent: including two 300+ series courses)
1. HIS 282Y
2. Five additional courses from Group A (below)

Minor program (B.A.): R13331 (4 full courses or their equivalent)

Four approved courses from Group A (below)

Group A: ANT 362Y, EAS 260Y, 282Y, 330Y, 360Y, 382Y, 385Y, 386H, 387H, 480Y, 482Y, ECO 232H, ENG 253Y, 472Y, HIS 101Y, 282Y, 364H, 381H, 382H, 386Y, 394H, 480Y, 481H, 491H, HUM 101Y, LIN 265Y, 365Y, MUS 200H, NEW 306H, 308H, 368H, 425Y, NMC 185Y, POL 201Y, 417Y, 445Y, RLG 100Y, 205Y, 206Y, 207H, 209H, 280Y, 360H, 361H, 362H, 363H, SAS 201Y, 301Y; or other courses with the approval of the Chair of the SAS program

SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES COURSES

(see Section 4 for Key to Course Descriptions)

NOTE Enrolment in an SAS language course is subject to a placement evaluation by the instructor in the first week of classes.

SAS201Y
Introduction to Bengali 104L

Intensive introduction to phonology, grammar, syntax of the modern Bengali language; emphasis on basic writing and reading.

SAS301Y
Readings in Bengali Literature 104L

Readings from selected authors of modern Bengali prose and poetry; introduction to samples of pre-modern Bengali texts.
Prerequisite: SAS201Y or permission of instructor

Certain other courses with substantial South Asian content may be deemed South Asian Studies courses (and be included in Group A) on a case by case basis with the written approval of the Chair of the South Asian Studies program. Among these could be: certain courses offered at Erindale or Scarborough Colleges; advanced topic courses; individual/independent studies courses; research opportunity program courses; comparative, thematic or area courses allowing a particular student to concentrate study on South Asian subjects; courses previously offered listed in Group A, but no longer offered.

ANT362Y
Social Anthropology of India

EAS282Y, 382Y, 480Y, 482Y
Sanskrit Language and Literature

EAS260Y
Philosophy of Buddha

EAS330Y
Arts of Buddhism I

EAS360Y
Mahayana Buddhist Philosophy

ECO232H
Indian Economy since 1951

ENG253Y
World Literatures in English

ENG472Y
Representing the Other in Post-Colonial Literature

HIS101Y
Emergence of the Third World

HIS282Y
History of India

HIS364H
Modern India since 1857

HIS381H
Classical Indian History from Buddha to Harsha

HIS382H
Topics in Mediaeval Indian History

HIS386Y
Muslims in India and Pakistan

HIS394H
South Asian Migration and Settlement

HIS480Y
Medieval Indian Society

HIS481H
Ancient and Medieval Indian Historiography

HIS491H
Nationalism in India before and after Independence

HUM101Y
Civilizations and Cultures of Asia

LIN265Y
Classical Punjabi

LIN365Y
Readings in Classical Punjabi

MEI101Y
Introduction to Islam

MUS200H
Music of the World's Peoples

NEW306H
Theory of Rabindranath Tagore

NEW308H
Humanism of Satyajit Ray

NEW368H
Women in Other Cultures

NEW425Y
Women and Issues of International Development

POL201Y
Politics of the Third World

POL417Y
Third World in International Politics

POL445Y
Canada and the Third World

RLG100Y
Major Religious Traditions, East and West (formerly REL220Y)

RLG205Y
The Hindu Religious Tradition

RLG206Y
The Buddhist Religious Tradition

RLG207H
The Sikh Religious Tradition (formerly RLG364H)

RLG209H
The Jain Religious Tradition

RLG280Y
World Religions: A Comparative Study

RLG360H
Hindu Faith in the Modern World (formerly REL356H)

RLG361H
Hindu Myth (formerly REL358H)

RLG362H
Hindu Theology: Vedanta (formerly REL359H)

RLG363H
Hindu Ritual (formerly REL360H)


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