Cancelled Introduction to Modern India and South Asia’s History, Culture, and Society 1

Course content

The course introduces the students to the early and modern history of South Asia as a region and to the formation of the separate nation-states that characterise the subcontinent today. Besides creating an overview of the larger strokes of the regional formations throughout Indian and South Asian history, the course integrates cases that show the relevance of past events and their interpretations for present day identity formations. Among the important themes of the course is the history of religion in South Asia as well as of colonialism. Through class interaction and minor writing assignments, the course builds student competences in reading and understanding academic texts and in elementary academic essay writing.

Education
  • Curriculum for the BA programme in Modern India and South Asian Studies, the 2019 Curriculum
  • Curriculum for the Elective Studies in Modern India and South Asia Studies, the 2019 Curriculum
Learning outcome

BA 2019-ordning:
Introduktion til moderne Indien og Sydasiens historie, kultur og samfund 1 (aktivitetskode HIAB00921E)

BA Tilvalg 2019-ordning:
Introduktion til moderne Indien og Sydasiens historie, kultur og samfund 1 (aktivitetskode HIAB10101E)

Exchange students BA level
(Activity code HIAB10101E)

The course consists of lectures and workshops. It requires active participation and attendance (75%) and written assignments. More information can be found here
https:/​/​hum.ku.dk/​uddannelser/​aktuelle_studieordninger/​moderne_indien_og_sydasienstudier/​moderne_indien_og_sydasienstudier_ba.pdf

The teaching material will be made available on Absalon

 

Knowledge of the long history of India and South Asia, key developments in the region’s social, cultural, political and economic conditions, the connections between the ancient past and the present.

Oral
Individual
Collective
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assessment
ECTS
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Other
Criteria for exam assessment
  • Academic targets

At the examination, the student can demonstrate:

Knowledge and understanding of

Modern India and South Asia’s geography and demography and key political, economic, social, and cultural developments in relation to their historical context.

 

  • Skills in

explaining and analysing stereotypical prejudices that colour attitudes towards Modern India and South Asia, such as eurocentrism.

communicating at a basic scholarly level, particularly in relation to referencing sources and editing bibliographies based on author-date documentation (as in The Chicago Manual of Style).

 

  • Competencies in

finding, structuring and critically evaluating information on a topic related to Modern India and South Asia’s history and culture.

Syllabus
The examiner specifies a syllabus of 600 standard pages.

Teaching and working methods
Compulsory classroom instruction with active student participation.

Exam provisions
Form of exam: Take-home assignment on set subject, following approval of active class participation.

Active class participation consists of:

Attendance in at least 75%.

Scope: 6-10 standard pages. The students have 7 days to complete their paper.

Assessment: Internal exam with a single examiner with assessment based on the 7-point grading scale. Active class attendance must be approved by the lecturer.

Regulations for group exams: The exam can only be taken individually.

Exam language(s): Danish or English.

Permitted exam aids: All.

Make-up exam/resit if active class participation is not approved: Take-home assignment on set subject, 9-10 standard pages. The students have 7 days to complete their paper.

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 164,25
  • English
  • 206,25

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
HIAB0100EU
ECTS
See exam description
Programme level
Bachelor
Bachelor choice
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Autumn
Price

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Schedulegroup
See link below
Studyboard
Study Board of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting department
  • Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Stine Simonsen Puri   (6-75766b706772426a776f306d7730666d)
Teacher

Stine Simonsen Puri, stinep@hum.ku.dk

Saved on the 07-08-2023

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