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About South Asian Society & Culture
Masters degrees in South Asian Society & Culture equip postgraduates with the tools they need to analyse the influences, institutions and movements of South Asian society and culture.
Taking an interdisciplinary approach to South Asian Studies, programmes in this area typically straddle more than one field of study, so students can expect to become well-versed in the history, politics, religion and economics of the region, among other things.
Related subject areas include South Asian Languages & Literature, Anthropology and Postcolonial Studies.
By specialising in South Asian Society & Culture, you’ll be immersing yourself in one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant regions, with a rich history and a turbulent present. The countries that make up South Asia include India, Pakistan and Nepal, so these Masters can have a vast scope. Some programmes include a study abroad component, giving you the chance to spend an extended period of time in one of those countries.
Typical modules might cover topics as eclectic as Bollywood, the sacred music of Hinduism or the economic development of South Asia.
Graduates may find work in sectors such as translation, journalism and policy, often with a South Asian focus.
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Do you want to enhance your understanding of the cultural, political and economic history of Pakistan? The MA in the Study of Contemporary Pakistan provides a comprehensive and critical approach to Pakistan. Read more
This degree provides a coherent combination of courses in South Asian languages and their associated literatures and cultures; it leads to an advanced level of understanding of one aspect of South Asian civilization, together with a broader appreciation of the linguistic and literary culture of the subcontinent. Read more
The Master of Arts in Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS) enhances intercultural understanding and promotes rigorous scholarly study of Asian societies, political economies, cultures, histories, linguistics, migrations, etc. Read more
Students in the MA in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program develop valuable cultural competency of the Asia Pacific region. Reflecting the diversity and innovative spirit of San Francisco, the program offers a wide range of courses in the history, literature, politics, business, and culture of Asian regions. Read more
All the courses offered by the Department of Economics approach the subject matter from a development perspective. Students on the MSc Economics with reference to South Asia will complete courses on Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Econometrics and Growth and Development. Read more
All the courses offered by the Department of Economics approach the subject matter from a development perspective. Students on the MSc Economics with reference to the Asia Pacific Region will complete courses on Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Econometrics and Growth and Development. Read more
Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000