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Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (AP) – South Asian Studies


Department of Social Science

For purposes of meeting program requirements, all nine-credit general education (foundation) courses will count as six credits towards the major or minor.

All approved general education courses may count for general education credits; some may count for major credits; none may count as both.

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: a minimum of 21 general education credits as follows:

  • 6.00 credits in natural science (NATS)
  • a 9.00 credit approved general education course in the social science or humanities categories
  • a 6.00 credit approved general education course in the opposite category to the 9.00 credit course in social science or humanities already taken

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, Health, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, or Science, the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, or the Lassonde School of 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:

Note: at least six credits in the minor must be at the 4000 level.

South Asian Studies Courses

Not all of the courses listed below will necessarily be offered in any given year.

With the approval of the program coordinator, and subject to course exclusion and residency requirements, students may complete other courses for program credit in South Asian studies.

AP/ANTH 2100 3.00
AP/ANTH 3570 6.00
AP/ANTH 4350 3.00
AP/EN 3031 6.00
AP/GEOG 3710 3.00
AP/GEOG 3370 3.00
AP/HIST 1065 6.00
AP/HIST 2790 6.00
AP/HIST 3791 6.00
AP/HIST 3796 3.00
AP/HIST 3797 3.00
AP/HIST 3798 3.00
AP/HIST 3795 6.00
AP/HND 1000 6.00
AP/HND 2000 6.00
AP/HND 3600 3.00
AP/HND 3610 3.00
AP/HND 3710 3.00 (cross-listed to: AP/HUMA 3710 3.00)
AP/HUMA 1855 6.00
AP/HUMA 1865 6.00 (cross-listed to: AP/SOSC 2600 6.00)
AP/HUMA 3802 3.00 (cross-listed to: AP/MIST 3802 3.00)
AP/HUMA 4770 3.00
AP/HUMA 4816 6.00
AP/LING 2460 3.00
AP/PHIL 2035 3.00
AP/PHIL 3095 3.00
AP/POLS 3560 6.00
AP/POLS 4265 3.00
AP/POLS 4480 3.00
AP/POLS 4590 3.00
AP/POLS 4595 3.00
AP/SOCI 3430 6.00
AP/SOCI 3650 3.00
AP/SOCI 4450 6.00
AP/SOSC 1430 9.00
AP/SOSC 1750 9.00
AP/SOSC 3541 3.00
FA/FACS 3900A 3.00
FA/MUSI 1500 6.00
FA/MUSI 2040 6.00
FA/MUSI 3040 6.00
FA/MUSI 3320 6.00
FA/MUSI 4040 6.00
GL/POLS 4685 3.00 (cross-listed to: GL/ILST 4685 3.00)

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