South and Southeast Asian Studies

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Ruth Vanita, Director

The Global Humanities and Religions Program offers undergraduates at the University of Montana-Missoula an opportunity to study South and Southeast Asian peoples, cultures, histories, and societies, as well as their literary, artistic and religious traditions. The region includes India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, East Timor, and the Philippines. 

The South Asianist faculty of Global Humanities and Religions and the Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences work closely with those faculty from other disciplines at the University of Montana who have research and teaching interests in the area, and competence in regional languages.

Students may choose to minor in South and Southeast Asia with a major in any discipline.  They must register with Professor Ruth Vanita, the advisor, and are encouraged to plan their course sequence at least one semester in advance, in consultation with an assigned core faculty advisor from those listed below.