Prof. Ruth Vanita
About the SSEA Program
Important Information About Courses
All Hindi courses for 2017-18 appear under Global Humanities in Course Search, and their suffix is GH.
The Global Humanities and Religions Program offers undergraduates at the University of Montana-Missoula an opportunity to minor in South and Southeast Asian Studies (SSEA). Students will study South and Southeast Asian peoples, cultures, histories, societies, as well as their literary, artistic and religious traditions. The minor encompasses the regions of South and Southeast Asia, including the states of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, East Timor, and the Philippines.
The Global Humanities & Religions Program offers undergraduates an opportunity to minor in South & South-East Asian Studies. South and South-East Asia is a region of growing importance in the world today. This region includes India and several other countries, such as Sri Lanka, Tibet, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, and the Philippines. The heritages of ancient civilizations are still visible here in vibrant modern cities that are hubs of technology.
Our interdisciplinary minor requires only 18 credits, and can be combined with any major. We offer a number of exciting courses, on topics ranging from Gandhi’s life and times to Vietnam war literature to Bombay cinema (Bollywood). Though you are not required to take a language, you have a fantastic opportunity this year to study Hindi (the third most widely spoken language in the world) with a native speaker from India.
We have faculty from many departments, including Global Humanities and Religions, Anthropology, English and Political Science teaching courses that count towards the minor. Several of our students have gone on to travel, study and teach in India.
To find out more or to register for the minor, contact Prof. Vanita, the director of the program (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you think you already have courses that might count towards this minor, please contact us and we can help you complete it.
Brown Bag Seminar guest lecture on Kashmir given by the Hindi Fulbright Fellow Ms. Ekta Gupta, doctoral candidate at Lucknow University, on May 31st at the Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center in Stone Hall.
Friday, April 19th, 2 p.m. 119 Davidson Honors College, Organized by SSEAS and the Dept of Biology. Free and open to the public.
Vasudha Narayanan, Distinguished Professor of Religion at University of Florida, will deliver an illustrated lecture on Global Hinduism (US, Cambodia and Caribbean).
Global Hinduism: Hindu practices today in the U.S., Cambodia and the Caribbean
Monday, April 22, 6 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Dell Brown Room,...