Cancelled MIS, Introduction to Modern India and South Asia’s History, Culture, and Society 2

Course content

This course serves as an introduction to contemporary South Asia through a focus on the social distinctions and inequalities that characterize the region. It examines caste, class, gender and kinship, and their complex entanglements both in urban and rural contexts. It draws on critical debates and ethnographies of the region, as well as on films. The course aims to illuminate the fluid and diverse social formations that characterise the societies in this region, and the relations of power integral to them.

Education

Udbydes til:

Bacheloruddannelsen i moderne Indien og sydasienstudier 2019

Bachelortilvalg i japanstudier, kinastudier, koreastudier (asienstudier) og moderne Indien og sydasienstudier 2019

Learning outcome

Bacheloruddannelsen i moderne Indien og sydasienstudier 2019 
Introduction to Modern India and South Asia’s History, Culture, and Society 2 (Activity code HIAB00931E) 

Bachelortilvalg i japanstudier, kinastudier, koreastudier (asienstudier) og moderne Indien og sydasienstudier 2019
Introduction to Modern India and South Asia’s History, Culture, and Society 2 (Activity code HIAB10111E)

Exchange students BA level
(Activity code HIAB10111E)

A combination of lectures and active student participation in presentations and discussions. The course involves 3 hour sessions per week for 14 weeks. In addition to the readings and preparations for the course, there will be one take-home practice/processual essay.

The teaching material will be made available on Absalon

Written
Oral
Individual
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
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

the historical, political, economic, social and cultural development of Modern India and South Asia.

The contexts in which knowledge about Modern India and South Asia’s development is produced

Skills in

communicating knowledge about Modern India and South Asia’s history.

communicating in writing at a scholarly level with references to scientific texts and correct use of references and bibliographies.

analysing stereotypical prejudices that tend to dominate the understanding of Modern India and South Asia, often based on approaches related to orientalism etc.

Competencies in

finding and critically evaluating information on aspects of Modern India and South Asia’s history and culture

Communicating knowledge of Modern India and South Asia’s history and culture in accordance with academic standards.

Syllabus

625 standard pages all told. The examiner sets a syllabus of 450-500 standard pages, which in the aggregate are an introduction to the most important aspects of the history and cultural history of modern India and South Asia. The remaining 125-175 pages are to be enclosed with the assignment in the form of a bibliography of the pages read as well as a specification of the topic for the take-home assignment.

 

Teaching and working methods

Class instruction with active student participation, e.g. in the form of student presentations and group presentations.

 

Exam provisions

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

Active class participation is defined as:

Attendance in at least 75% of the classes.

1-2 student presentations of approx. 7 min.

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 participation must be approved by 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 and exam if active class participation is not approved:

Form of exam: Take-home assignment on set subject.

Scope: 9-10 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.

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

Exam language(s): Danish or English.

Permitted exam aids: All.

 

 

Single subject courses (day)

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

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
HIAB0100FU
ECTS
See exam description
Programme level
Bachelor
Bachelor choice
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Spring
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

NN

Saved on the 07-11-2023

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