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 2021

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.001

How to Stage a Revolution

Lecture: TR 1-2, 5-234
Recitation 1: R 2-3, 1-273
Recitation 2: R 2-3, 1-277
Recitation 3: R 3-4, 1-273
Pouya Alimagham
Malick W. Ghachem
Caley Horan
Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.151

Pre-Modern China

MW 3:30-5, 56-180
Tristan Brown Introductory HASS-H
21H.155

Modern Japan: 1600 to Present

TR 11-12:30, 2-103
Hiromu Nagahara Introductory HASS-H

Not Offered This Term

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.009

World History and Its Fault Lines Since 1800

Sana Aiyar
Hiromu Nagahara
Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.107 21G.043

Introduction to Asian American Studies: Historical and Contemporary Issues

Emma Teng
Introductory HASS-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.156 21G.045

Global Chinese Food: A Historical Overview

NEW SUBJECT!
Emma Teng Introductory HASS-H
21H.157

Modern South Asia

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

Environment and History

Kate Brown
Susan Solomon
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

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

The Global Chinese: Chinese Migration, 1567- Present

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

Staff Seminar HASS-H
21H.351 11.153

Shanghai and China’s Modernization

Staff Seminar HASS-H
21H.354

World War II in Asia

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

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

Sana Aiyar Graduate
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