Minor Requirements (17 credits) 

1. Complete the equivalent of 2.5 years of academic study in a South Asian language or demonstrate equivalent proficiency through placement testing. Any courses needed at the 200-level or above to fulfill this proficiency requirement count towards the 17 credits required for the minor. 

2. Complete any additional courses needed to reach 17 credits from the list of approved South Asian language and culture courses.

Indian and South Asian Language Courses

All of our language courses are currently under the “LL” course code.


LL 151.2/LL152.2 Basic Hindi I / Basic Hindi II

LL 201.2/LL202.2 Intermediate Hindi I / Intermediate Hindi II

LL 301.2/LL302.2 High Intermediate Hindi I / High Intermediate Hindi II

LL 401.2/LL402.2 Advanced Hindi I / Advanced Hindi II

Contact Dr. Rajiv Ranjan (rranjan@msu.edu) if you have any questions about Hindi.


LL 151.23/LL152.23 Basic Urdu I / Basic Urdu II

LL 201.23/LL202.23 Intermediate Urdu I / Intermediate Urdu II

LL 301.23/LL302.23 High Intermediate Urdu I / High Intermediate Urdu II

LL 401.23/LL402.23 Advanced Urdu I / Advanced Urdu II

Contact A. Sean Pue (pue@msu.edu) if you have any questions about Urdu.

Indian and South Asian Culture Courses

ASN 291/491 Special Topics in Asian Languages*

[Offered in Spring 2021: ASN 291.002 Introduction to History and Culture of India and South Asia]

ENG 360 Studies in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature*

HA 260 Asian Art

HA 261 Modern Asian Art

HA 461 Selected Topics in Modern Asian Art*

MUS 425 Music of South Asian and Its Diaspora

REL 340 Hinduism

REL 345 Religions of South Asia

REL 350 Buddhism of South Asia

* Courses with asterisk have variable content. Students in the minor must obtain advisor approval before enrolling in ASN 291, ASN 491, ENG 360, and HA 461 to ensure appropriate South Asian content. Other courses may be used to fulfill the requirements of the minor if approved by the advisor.