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Core Courses

AP/SOSC 2435 6.00 INTRODUCTION TO SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES
Course Directors: A. Mukherjee & S. Nijhawan

This core course for the South Asian Studies Program introduces students to contemporary South Asia by exploring six inter-related themes: history and state formation; political economy; institutions and governments; social movements; environment and development; and culture and identity, including issues relating to the South Asian Diaspora. As far as possible, the course will present material written by authors writing out of South Asia and draw upon the work of the South Asian Diaspora.

Class Format: Three hour seminar.
Projected Enrolment: 125


AP/SOSC 4435 6.00 ADVANCED TOPICS IN SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES
Course Director: V. Agnew

This year the course will explore the migration of people from South Asia to different parts of the world. We will be studying and analyzing the South Asian Diaspora and how it came to be what it is at the present time. We examine the settlement of South Asians in Canada, Britain, United States, Middle East, the Caribbean, and Africa. Some of the themes that will be particularly emphasized are: the economic contribution of the immigrants to the homeland and place of settlement, anti-racist movements, women’s empowerment, and the impact of the media, particularly Bollywood, on the Diaspora.

Class Format: Three-hour lecture
Projected Enrolment: 25