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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Politics in Modern South Asia

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Time
Autumn
Price

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Programme level Bachelor
Bachelor choice
ECTS 15 ECTS
Course responsible
  • Ravinder Kaur (5-746d637774426a776f306d7730666d)
  • Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Course number: HIAB00836U

Course content

The course provides a general introduction to the government and the political relations between state and society in South Asia. During the course students will become acquainted with the political systems of the South Asian countries and introduced to discussions about democracy, nationalism, state, cultural pluralism and identity politics.

The course combines a general introduction to the countries with a number of cross-cutting themes (see thematic outline below). The lessons will combine short lectures with group work and student presentations.

Learning outcome

BA 2015-ordning:
Det moderne Sydasiens politik (fagelementkode HIAB00831E)

BA 2012-ordning:
Det moderne Indien og Sydasiens samfund (fagelementkode HIAB00681E)

BA Tilvalg 2012-ordning:
Det moderne Indien og Sydasiens samfund (fagelementkode HIAB10021E)

Education

Curriculum for the BA programme in Modern India and South Asian Studies, the 2015 Curriculum and

Curriculum for the BA programme in Modern India and South Asian Studies, the 2012 Curriculum and

Curriculum for the Elective Studies in Modern India and South Asia Studies, the 2012 Curriculum

Studyboard

Study Board of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

Course type

Single subject courses (day)

Teacher

Ravinder Kaur, rkaur@hum.ku.dk

Duration

1 semester

Schedulegroup

See link below
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Teaching and learning methods

The course involves 6 lessons per week for 14 weeks. Readings amount to 120-150 pages per week.

Language

English

Literature

The curriculum for the course consists of a varied mixture of articles and books spanning several disciplines (history, anthropology, comparative politics etc.) and various central themes. The mandatory texts for the individual sessions are detailed in the course plan below. Additional suggested readings for each theme are listed at the end of the document. It is a good idea to acquire the following textbook:

Guneratne, A., & Weiss, A. M. (Eds.). (2013). Pathways to Power: The Domestic Politics of South Asia: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Reference material

On contemporary political issue see:
International Crisis Group Reports (www.crisisgroup.org) Economic and Political Weekly (www.epw.in)
Himal Southasian (www.himalmag.com)
Seminar (www.india-seminar.com)

For a good introduction to the political history of India, see the NCERT textbook for political science class XII: “Politics in India Since Independence” ( http://ncert.nic.in/NCERTS/textbook/textbook.htm?leps2=0-9

 

Workload

Category Hours
Lectures 84
Preparation 328,5
English 412,5

Exam

Type of assessment

Other

Criteria for exam assessment

Curriculum in Danish:

http:/​/​hum.ku.dk/​uddannelser/​aktuelle_studieordninger/​

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