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AS/SOSC 2435 Introduction to South Asian Studies

 

 

 

 

 
WINTER SYLLABUS FROM PROFESSOR ARUN MUKHERJEE

Course Directors:
Fall Term:       Ananya Mukherjee Reed  (more information)
Winter Term:  Arun P. Mukherjee

Meeting time and location:
Lecture: Monday, 10:30-12:30, TEL0007
 

TA: Nishant Upadhyay, nishantu@yorku.c

Overview: This is the core course for the South Asia Studies programme but is open to all York students.  It assumes no prior knowledge of South Asia.  It introduces students to relevant concepts and the necessary historical background to understand contemporary South Asia.  Using a rich repository of texts, films and other multimedia resources, the course will explore the history, political economy, cultures and societies of South Asia. We will focus primarily on India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, as well as on the South Asian diaspora.   As this is the first course on South Asia for most of you, particular care will be taken to ensure learning outcomes.  The tutorials will be particularly useful for you to clarify questions and work in small groups on their assignments. 

      Pre-requisites/Co-Requisites:           NONE
Degree Credit Exclusions (DCE):      NONE|
Format: weekly lecture plus one tutorial hour per week

 

Required texts (Fall Term):
Course kit


Grading and Assessment
 

Fall Term (50%)

 

One short paper

  10%

One presentation in tutorial

  10%

Class discussion and attendance

  10%

Midterm Examination

   20%

              

Winter Term (50%)

 

One short paper

  10%

One presentation in tutorial

  10%

Class discussion and attendance

  10%

Final  Examination (exam period)

   20%