South Asian Migrations

Studies how and why South Asians, who have migrated to America, Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East, are considered a model minority in some countries and unwanted strangers in others. Through literature, memoirs, films, music, and historical writing, follows migrants as they discovered the world beyond their countries of origin: India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Students complete final projects on different aspects of MIT’s relationship with the Indian subcontinent including research on South Asian students and alumni.

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Offered Fall 2024

Not Offered This Term

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.001

How to Stage a Revolution

Staff Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.144 21G.087

Introduction to Russian Studies

Elizabeth A. Wood
Maria Khotimsky
Introductory HASS-H
21H.152

Modern China

Tristan Brown
Introductory HASS-H
21H.154

Inventing the Samurai

Hiromu Nagahara Introductory HASS-H
21H.155

Modern Japan: 1600 to Present

Hiromu Nagahara Introductory HASS-H
21H.156 21G.045

Global Chinese Food: A Historical Overview

Not offered regularly; consult department
Emma Teng Introductory HASS-H
21H.157

Modern South Asia

Sana Aiyar Introductory HASS-S
21H.185 12.386 STS.031

Environment and History

Staff Introductory HASS-S CI-H
21H.186

Nature and Environment in China

Tristan Brown Introductory HASS-H
21H.242 21G.322

Frenchness in and Era of Globalization

Not offered regularly; consult department
Catherine Clark Intermediate HASS-H
21H.247

Looking East/Looking West

Catherine Clark
Hiromu Nagahara
Intermediate HASS-H
21H.253 21G.075

Global Chinese Migration, 1567- Present

Not offered regularly; consult department
Emma Teng Intermediate HASS-H
21H.265

Humanitarianism in Africa: A Critical History

Kenda Mutongi Intermediate HASS-H
21H.285 STS.025

Making the Modern World: The Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective

Merritt Roe Smith Intermediate HASS-H
21H.350

Business in China Since 1800

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Seminar HASS-H
21H.351 11.153

Shanghai and China’s Modernization

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Seminar HASS-H
21H.352 21G.042

Three Kingdoms: From History to Fiction, Comic, Film, and Game

Emma Teng Seminar HASS-H
21H.354

World War II in Asia

Hiromu Nagahara Seminar HASS-H
21H.358 U 21H.958 G WGS.315 G

Colonialism in South Asia and Africa: Race, Gender, Resistance

W 10-12; E51-390
Sana Aiyar Graduate
Seminar
HASS-H
21H.361

Echoes of Slavery: Recovering the Histories of Enslaved People (NEW)

Marjoleine Kars Seminar HASS-H
21H.383 U 21H.982 G

Technology and the Global Economy

Anne E. C. McCants Graduate
Seminar
HASS-S
21H.388 U 21H.988 G

Global Commodities, American Dreams

Megan A. Black Graduate
Seminar
HASS-H