Spring and Summer 2021 South Asia Studies Courses

The Academic Year 2020-21 at Columbia will comprise the Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 terms.   The Fall 2020 courses are listed on a separate page.
 
The list below  shows courses planned to be offered in the Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 semesters.  Call numbers and course schedule will be announced at a later date.  The list is a work in progress as of July 15, 2020 and will be updated as departments and schools finalize their term courses.
 
All South Asia Studies MA students must submit their proposed term registration to the MA Coordinator for approval.  Courses listed below are pre-approved.  Additional courses may be found on the Directory of Classes, and may be considered for approval.  Undergraduate courses do not count toward the MA degree, but in some cases, may be taken for graduate credit with the approval of the instructor and the MA Coordiator, provided that graduate-level work is produced beyond completion of undergraduate work.
 

Spring 2021

HISTORY
 
Spring 2021 History: History: Middle East GR6998
HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA II: EMPIRE AND ITS AFTERMATH
Points: 4  
Notes: Graduate student section.
Instructor: Anupama Rao
 
MIDDLE EASTERN, SOUTH ASIAN, AND AFRICAN STUDIES (MESAAS)
 
Spring 2021 Middle East GU4637
CINEMA AND COLONIALISM IN SOUTH ASIA
Points: 4
Instructor: Debashree Mukherjee
 
Spring 2021 Middle East GU4625
ADVANCED HINDI II
Section 001       
Points: 5 
Instructor: Rakesh Ranjan
 
Spring 2021 Middle East GU4711
ADVANCED PERSIAN II
Section 001       
Points: 3 
Instructor: Saeed Honarmand
 
Spring 2021 Middle East GU4812
ADVANCED SANSKRIT II
Section 001       
Points: 4 
Instructor: Tyler M Richard
 
RELIGION
 
Spring 2021 Religion GU4362
SUFISM IN SOUTH ASIA
Section 001        
Points: 4  
Instructor: Katherine Pratt Ewing
 
SOUTH ASIA STUDIES
 
Spring 2021 South Asian Studies GU4998
DIRECTED READINGS
Section:  variable   
Call Number:   variable
Points: 1-4  
Day/Time: variable
Note: Limited to MA SAS students. Students must contact the MA program in order to register.
 
Spring 2021 South Asian Studies GR5999
SUPERVISED INDIVIDUAL THESIS RESEARCH
Section:  variable   
Call Number:   variable
Points: 1-4  
Day/Time: variable
Note: Limited to MA SAS students. Students must contact the MA program in order to register
 
Summer 2021
 
MIDDLE EASTERN, SOUTH ASIAN, AND AFRICAN STUDIES (MESAAS)
 
Summer 2021 Comparative Literature & Society GR6825
Race, Caste and the University
Section 001         AMBEDKAR AT COLUMBIA
Points:  4
Note:  Graduate Section. Undergraduates register for BC3825 (above).
Instructor: Anupama Rao
 
RELIGION
Summer 2020 Religion GU4205
LOVE TRANSLATED: HINDU BHAKTI
Section 001        
Points: 4  
Instructor: John S Hawley