Prof. Ruth Vanita
Prof. G.G. Weix
SSEA courses are taught in a variety of departments including English, World Literatures and Cultures, Anthropology. See upcoming courses.
The University of Montana-Missoula offers students an opportunity to minor in the interdisciplinary South and Southeast Asian Studies (SSEA) Program. 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.
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 Bombay cinema (Bollywood) to the Bhagavad Gita.
We have faculty from many departments, including 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.
If you think you already have courses that might count towards this minor, please contact us and we can help you complete it.
Dr John Hawley, Prof of Religion at Barnard College, Columbia University will deliver an illustrated lecture, “Krishna Devotion in Poetry, Painting and Performance Today” on 26th October at 5 p.m. on Zoom.
Free and open to the public.
For an invitation link, please email:
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.