The Certificate of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies provides students with interdisciplinary expertise in this fascinating world region.
The certificate in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies entails 18 credit hours of coursework, of which 3 credit hours is an introductory class, ASIA 1700 or ANTH 1105. Students must complete 9 out of 18 hours at the upper division level, with a minimum of 12 credit hours taken on campus.
Students are welcome to use up to 6 transfer credit hours for either upper or lower division courses, including in language study and study abroad, and to petition for other electives to count for upper division credits.
|Lower Division Requirements|
|One Introductory Course||3|
|Introduction to Tibetan Civilization|
or ANTH 1105
|Exploring a Non-Western Culture: Tibet|
|Six credit hours in Tibetan (TBTN), Nepali (NEPL), Chinese (CHIN) or Hindi (HIND) language courses at any relevant, offered level.||6|
Within these six credit hours must be at least one Tibetan (TBTN) or Nepali (NEPL) language course. Tibetan and Nepali are offered through DILS (Directed Independent Language Study).
|Upper Division Requirements|
|One ASIA course focused on Tibet||3|
|Open Topics in Asian Studies (various topics)|
|Tibetan Literature and Culture|
|One GEOG, ANTH, or RLST course focused on Tibet||3|
|Anthropological Perspectives: Contemporary Issues (The Himalayas)|
|Anthropology of Tibet|
|Contemporary China: Environment, Society, Politics|
|Geography of Tibet|
|Women in Buddhism|
|Topics in Buddhism (Buddhist Literature in Tibet)|
|One additional course from either of the two upper-division categories above.||3|
|Total Credit Hours||18|