For purposes of meeting program requirements, all nine-credit general education (foundation) courses will count as six credits towards the major or minor.
Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary (Linked) BA
The South Asian Studies program is housed in the Department of Social Science and is an Honours Double Major leading to a BA in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. South Asian studies majors must co-major in another department/discipline in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, or with kinesiology and health science or psychology in the Faculty of Health.
Students enrolled in this program are required to take 36 credits in their co-major according to the requirements and regulations specified by each department or school for students in Honours Double Major interdisciplinary programs. Courses taken to meet South Asian Studies program requirements cannot also be used to meet the requirements of the departmental major. Students are similarly required to meet general education, distribution and other degree requirements prescribed for Honours BA students by the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.
Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University.
Graduation requirement: students must successfully complete (pass) at least 120 credits which meet the Faculty's degree and program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00.
General education: 24 credits of general education chosen from approved courses in humanities, modes of reasoning, natural science and social science, including a minimum of six credits in each of humanities, natural science and social science.
Major credits: students must also take 36 credits in the South Asian Studies program as follows:
Upper-level credits: at least 36 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, including at least 18 credits at the 4000 level.
Credits outside the major: students who graduate in this program are deemed to have fulfilled this requirement.
Honours Minor BA
The Honours Minor BA program described may be combined with any approved Honours BA program that offers a major/minor option in the Faculties of Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Health, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies or Science and Engineering. For further details on requirements, refer to the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other Faculties.
Note: in a major/minor program, a course may count only once toward major credit or minor credit.
Minor credits: students must take 30 credits in the South Asian Studies program as follows: