Bachelor’s Degree in Indian Studies

General Description

Bachelor Indian Studies Major

Those completing the major in Indian Studies have fundamental knowledge and basic linguistic, methodological and analytical skills qualifying them to embark on advanced academic studies (a Master’s) or a career related to the Indian subcontinent, one of the key regions of Asia. They have acquired a knowledge of the history of South Asia, of social and cultural structures and transformation processes, the literature, religion and philosophy, and current political, economic, and sociocultural developments on the basis of an approach that integrates the historical perspective, takes original-language sources and media (Hindi, Sanskrit, and Pali) as a basis, and raises awareness of issues of interculturality. In addition to technical and language skills, they acquire a basic knowledge of the methods of philology and the cultural, and social sciences, and the ability to work in a structured, scholarly manner.

Bachelor Indian Studies Minor

Those completing the minor in Indian Studies have added a South Asian profile to their major and have acquired fundamental knowledge and basic linguistic and analytical skills qualifying them to embark on advanced academic studies (a Master’s) or a career related to the Indian subcontinent, one of the key regions of Asia. They have acquired a knowledge of the history, social and cultural structures and transformation processes, the literature, religion and philosophy, and current political, economic, and sociocultural developments on the basis of an approach that integrates the historical perspective, takes original-language sources and media (Hindi, Sanskrit, and Pali) as a basis, and raises awareness of issues of interculturality. Students acquire language skills giving them direct access to historical sources, contemporary media, and current debates.