SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA CONCENTRATION|
- A student wishing to concentrate on South/Southeast Asia should identify an appropriate faculty adviser as soon as possible and should remain in close contact with that adviser throughout his or her Dartmouth career. The major program should be designed in close cooperation with the faculty adviser in order to ensure its overall coherence. The overall coherence of the student's major will be the foremost consideration in meeting the requirements enumerated below. For example, it is possible that another course might be substituted for one of the required courses below, but this can only be determined in close consultation with the faculty adviser.
- Depending on their interests, students might choose to gear their major toward South Asia, toward Southeast Asia, or toward a combination of the two. Again, this should be determined in close cooperation with the faculty adviser.
- Six of the ten courses, including the culminating experience, must be non-language courses.
- At least two courses must come from the following list of "Core Courses" for this concentration.
At least one course must be an AMES 85 (Independent Research), with an appropriate member of the South/Southeast Asia faculty serving as supervisor. Ideally, this will be completed prior to the student's culminating experience.
At least one course must constitute the student's culminating experience. This must be fulfilled in one of the following four ways: (1) by completing an Honors Thesis (AMES 87); (2) by taking AMES 91 (the Senior Seminar); (3) by taking AMES 86 (Advanced Independent Research), which requires approval by the AMES Steering Committee of a proposal submitted by the middle of the preceding term; or (4) by taking an advanced seminar offered by another department or program with the prior approval of the AMES Chair. The culminating experience should reflect the student's area of regional concentration and intellectual interest and should be chosen or designed in consultation with his or her major adviser.
The remaining courses needed to complete the concentration may be freely chosen from among the lists of "Core Courses," "Approved Courses," or (with the approval of the AMES Steering Committee) "Petitionable Courses" for this concentration.
- Students wishing to minor in AMES with a South/Southeast Asia concentration must complete six non-language courses with a South/Southeast Asia focus. Five of these may be freely chosen from among the lists of "Core Courses," "Approved Courses," or (with petition) "Petitionable Courses" for the concentration. The sixth course must be an AMES 91 (Senior Seminar), AMES 86 (Advanced Independent Research), or an advanced seminar offered by another department or program. It must cohere with the student's overall program and should be decided upon in close consultation with the faculty adviser.
Regular Dartmouth Courses Applicable to a South/Southeast Asia Track
CORE COURSES: Courses that are substantially devoted to South/Southeast Asia and that approach South/Southeast Asia in a broad and general manner, such that several of these courses together may be considered a comprehensive introduction to the area as a whole.
- AMES 18: History and Culture of Indonesia (Diamond) (every year)
- Anthropology 26/AMES 16: Southeast Asia: Tribes, Kingdoms, and Nation-States (Endicott) (This course was taught for the last time in Winter 2008.)
- Anthropology 32/AMES 26: Anthropology of Tibet and the Himalayas (Craig) (every 2 years)
- Geography 44/Environmental Studies 44: Environment and Politics in Southeast Asia (Sneddon or Fox) (every year)
- History 5.4: Modern Southeast Asia (Haynes) (almost every year)
- History 6.5: History of Modern Indonesia: Contact and Hybridity (Yeo) (Winter 2012)
- History 76: History of Modern South Asia (Haynes) (every year)
- Religion 9/AMES 9: Hinduism (Ohnuma) (every 2 years)
- Religion 18: Indian Buddhism (Ohnuma) (every 2 years)
APPROVED COURSES: Courses that are substantially devoted to South/Southeast Asia (at least 50% of content) and that count toward the major automatically, but that are not broad and general enough to be considered "core courses." Students may count these courses toward the major without having to petition the AMES Steering Committee.
- AMELL 17/Linguistics 50: Discourse, Culture and Identity in Asia and the Middle East (Glinert)
- AMELL 18: Language and Society in Asia and the Middle East (Glinert)
- AMES 1: Hindi-Urdu as a Cultural System (Rockwell)
- AMES 18: History and Culture of Indonesia (Diamond)
- AMES 19: Introduction to South Asia
- AMES 27: Gender and Modern Media in India (FSP)
- AMES 28: Contemporary Social Movements in India (FSP)
- AMES 29: FSP Director's Course
- AMES 30: Global Sounds (Levin)
- AMES 40: Topics in Interregional Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
- AMES 42.01/Religion 19.1: Modern Hinduism (Elison)
- AMES 43.01/GEOG 80: Environment and Development in Tibet and the Himalayas (Bauer)
- AMES 45: Ethnomusicology: Popular, Folk, and Sacred Music
of South Asia (Levin)
- Anthropology 45: Asian Medical Systems (Craig) (every 2 years)
- College Course 6: Hindu Epics in Text and Performance (Ohnuma & Diamond) (occasionally)
- English 58: Introduction to Postcolonial Literature (Giri) (every year)
- English 59: Critical Issues in Postcolonial Studies (Giri) (every 2 years) (Prerequisite is English 58.)
- Geography 49/WGST 41.2: Gender and Geopolitics of South Asia (Fluri)
- Geography 80/AMES 43.01: Environment and Development in Tibet and the Himalayas (Bauer)
- Government 40: Politics of India (Chauchard)
- History 26: The Vietnam War (Miller) (every year)
- Linguistics 11: Language in South and Southeast Asia (Peterson) (occasionally)
- Music 4: Global Sounds
- Music 45: Ethnomusicology: Popular, Folk, and Sacred Music of South Asia (Levin)
- Music 50, Section 4: Indonesian Gamelan (Diamond) (every term; three terms of participation in this performance lab are required to earn one credit)
- Religion 40: Topics in the Religions of India (Ohnuma) (every year) (This course changes in content with each offering, but is always an approved course for the major; a student may count different offerings of this course as different courses.)
- Religion 41: Readings in Buddhist Literature (with South/Southeast Asia topic) (Ohnuma) (every few years)
- Religion 42/WGST 43.4: Goddesses of India (Ohnuma)
- Theater 24/AMES 24: Asian Performance Traditions (Chin)
PETITIONABLE COURSES: Courses with some South/Southeast Asian content (less than 50%) that will count toward the major only if the student petitions the AMES Steering Committee and receives approval. In general, most of these courses involve a substantial writing project (or a series of smaller writing projects), and permission to use these courses toward the major will be given only if the student focuses these projects on South/Southeast Asian topics. The student should work with the professor to come up with a plan that will make the course eligible for the major.
- Anthropology 17: The Anthropology of Health and Illness (Craig) (every year)
Art History 66: The Camera in Nineteenth-Century Asia (Hockley) (every few years)
- Geography 17: Geopolitics and Third World Development (Sneddon) (every year)
- Geography 26: Women, Gender, and Development (Fluri) (every 2 years)
- Geography 41/WGST 37.2: Gender, Space, and Islam (Fluri) (every 2 years)
- Government 20: Development in the Emerging Economies (Vandewalle)
- Government 25: Problems of Political Development: India, South Africa, and China (Sa'adah)
- Government 81.03: Economic Growth and Reform in the Emerging Economies (Vandewalle) (This is a senior seminar that would be suitable as a culminating experience for SSEA Majors, if approved by the AMES Chair.)
- History 75: Colonialism, Development, and the Environment in Asia and Africa (Haynes) (every year)
History 96: Colonialism and Culture in Asia and Africa (Haynes) (every 2 years) (This is a senior seminar that would be suitable as a culminating experience for SSEA Majors, if approved by the AMES Chair.)
- Linguistics 35: Field Methods (Peterson or Stanford) (every year) (This course should be petitioned, but one can expect it to be approved as long as the specific language focused upon is a South/Southeast Asian language [which is generally the case]; if the language focused upon is not a South/Southeast Asian language, the course will not be approved. Prerequisites include Linguistics 1 and an upper-level Linguistics course.)
Administrator, Ann Fenton
Last Modified November 26, 2012