Currently Offered Courses

Summer 2019

Summer 2019

ASIA211 Sex, Sexual Ethics, and Asian Religions Sections

Sex and sexual ethics in the scriptures, monastic rules, rituals, and narratives of Asian religions, such as Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.

Summer 2019

ASIA250 Introduction to Buddhism Sections

Origins, basic teachings, development of Theravada, Mahayana, and Tantric traditions, historical spread first through Asia and later the world, and Buddhism in contemporary societies.

Summer 2019

ASIA370 The Sanskrit Cosmopolis: India and the World, 200-1500 CE Sections

Languages, religions, art forms, and political structures of Asian societies shaped by creative encounters with Sanskrit.

Summer 2019

ASIA561A Problems of Modernization in Eastern and Southern Asia - MODERN S&E ASIA Sections

Summer 2019

GEOG352 Urbanization in the Global South Sections

Urbanization in the developing countries of Latin America, Africa, and Asia; the role of cities in the development process and the features and problems of rapid urbanization.

Summer 2019

HIST390A Topics in History - TOPICS IN HIST Sections

Small-group instruction in a seminar format on a variety of historical topics. Check with the department for course offerings. This course does not satisfy the History Majors Research Seminar (490) requirement.

Summer 2019

ASTU204E Topics in Interdisciplinary Arts Studies - NEPALI Sections

Selected interdisciplinary topics in Arts studies. For upcoming offerings including course descriptions and possible enrolment restrictions, please see section information in the UBC course schedule.

Summer 2019

ASTU204F Topics in Interdisciplinary Arts Studies - TIBETAN Sections

Selected interdisciplinary topics in Arts studies. For upcoming offerings including course descriptions and possible enrolment restrictions, please see section information in the UBC course schedule.

Summer 2019

PUNJ102 Introductory Punjabi Sections

Spoken and written Punjabi. As of 2011W, credit will be granted for only one of PUNJ 100/101 or PUNJ 102. Students who have taken Punjabi 11 in high school cannot take PUNJ 102 for credit.

*If you are teaching a course with content related to South Asia please write to us at cisar.iar@ubc.ca to submit your course to this list.