Program Director: Thomas
Affiliated Professors: Berkey (History), Hess (Economics), Mahony (Religion), Martin (Economics), Stasack (Music), Zamir (Religion)
South Asian Studies (SOU) is an interdisciplinary program focusing on an important region of the non-western world: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The program’s courses provide opportunities for students to explore the arts, history, languages, religions, and social structures of a culture other than their own.
Davidson College conducts a Semester-in-India program in the fall semester of even-numbered years, which combines a period of residence in Chennai and a time of travel/study to major archaeological and historical sites in India. Participating students may earn four Davidson College course credits. Three courses will be taught by Indian scholars and/or by experts in their respective fields. Davidson College’s resident director of the program will teach the fourth course. A more detailed description is given in the Educational Programs section; details are also available from the Office of Study Abroad.