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Dhar India Studies Program

Certificate in Indic Languages and Cultures

Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements INLNCLACRT

Requirements

The certificate requires at least 21 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Primary Indic Language. One (1) of the following options
    • Bengali.
      1. Intermediate Bengali I. One (1) course:
        • INST-B 200 Intermediate Bengali I
      2. Intermediate Bengali II. One (1) course:
        • INST-B 250 Intermediate Bengali II
      3. Advanced Bengali I. One (1) course:
        • INST-B 300 Advanced Bengali I
      4. Advanced Bengali II. One (1) course:
        • INST-B 350 Advanced Bengali II
    • Hindi.
      1. Second-Year Hindi I. One (1) course:
        • INST-H 200 Intermediate Hindi I
      2. Second-Year Hindi II. One (1) course:
        • INST-H 250 Intermediate Hindi II
      3. Advanced Hindi I. One (1) course:
        • INST-H 300 Advanced Hindi I
      4. Advanced Hindi II. One (1) course:
        • INST-H 350 Advanced Hindi II
    • Sanskrit.
      1. Intermediate Sanskrit I. One (1) course:
        • INST-S 200 Intermediate Sanskrit I
      2. Intermediate Sanskrit II. One (1) course:
        • INST-S 250 Intermediate Sanskrit II
      3. Advanced Sanskrit I. One (1) course:
        • INST-S 300 Advanced Sanskrit I
      4. Advanced Sanskrit II. One (1) course:
        • INST-S 350 Advanced Sanskrit II
    • Urdu.
      1. Second-Year Urdu I. One (1) course:
        • INST-U 200 Second-Year Urdu I
      2. Second-Year Urdu II. One (1) course:
        • INST-U 250 Second-Year Urdu II
      3. Advanced Urdu I. One (1) course:
        • INST-U 300 Advanced Urdu I
      4. Advanced Urdu II. One (1) course:
        • INST-U 350 Advanced Urdu II
  2. Secondary Indic Language. At least six (6) credit hours in a language other than the Primary Indic Language
    • Bengali:
      • INST-B 100 Elementary Bengali I
      • INST-B 150 Introductory Bengali II
      • INST-B 200 Intermediate Bengali I
      • INST-B 250 Intermediate Bengali II
      • INST-B 300 Advanced Bengali I
      • INST-B 350 Advanced Bengali II
      • INST-B 325 Bengali Conversation
    • Hindi:
      • INST-H 100 Beginning Hindi I
      • INST-H 150 Elementary Hindi II
      • INST-H 200 Intermediate Hindi I
      • INST-H 250 Intermediate Hindi II
      • INST-H 300 Advanced Hindi I
      • INST-H 325 Hindi Conversation
      • INST-H 350 Advanced Hindi II
      • INST-H 420 Hindi Literature
    • Sanskrit:
      • INST-S 100 Elementary Sanskrit I
      • INST-S 150 Elementary Sanskrit II
      • INST-S 200 Intermediate Sanskrit I
      • INST-S 250 Intermediate Sanskrit II
      • INST-S 300 Advanced Sanskrit I
      • INST-S 350 Advanced Sanskrit II
    • Urdu:
      • INST-U 100 Beginning Urdu I
      • INST-U 150 Beginning Urdu II
      • INST-U 200 Second-Year Urdu I
      • INST-U 250 Second-Year Urdu II
      • INST-U 300 Advanced Urdu I
      • INST-U 325 Urdu Conversation
      • INST-U 350 Advanced Urdu II
  3. Electives. At least one (1) course:
    • Additional courses from the Primary and Secondary Indic Languages lists
    • INST-I 100 Introduction to India
    • INST-I 211 Introduction to South Asian History
    • INST-I 212 The Civilization of Tibet
    • INST-I 303 Issues in Indian Culture and Society
    • INST-I 320 Contemporary India: History, Politics, and Society
    • INST-I 330 Issues in Indian Culture and Society
    • INST-I 362 International Relations of South Asia
    • INST-I 368 Philosophies of India
    • INST-I 370 Literature of India in Translation: Ancient and Classical
    • INST-I 371 Songs of Ecstasy: Loving God in Medieval India
    • INST-I 380 Women in South Asian Religious Traditions
    • INST-I 402 Introduction to the History of Tibet
    • INST-I 412 Criminal Justice in India
    • INST-I 414 India: Lost and Found in Translation
    • INST-X 490 Individual Readings in India Studies
    • Additional course(s) approved by the Director of India Studies
  4. Certificate GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Certificate GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Certificate Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    3. Certificate Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 15 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Certificate Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Certificate Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

    Exceptions to and substitutions for certificate requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.