CRITICAL DEBATES IN SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES
2015/2016, Semester 1
Arts & Social Sciences (South Asian Studies Programme)
Modular Credits: 5
This honours module is concerned with the study of important social, political and economic phenomena in South Asia. These phenomena have had an impact on the evolution of post-colonial South Asia. The broad themes in this module include democracy, state-formation, development, globalization and social discrimination. The methodological approach will be to debate these issues from the stand point of historically grounded social science. Students will be encouraged think critically about the various ways to understand the roots of major social processes under way in South Asia.
Cohort 2011 and before: Completed 80 MCs, including 28 MCs in SN, with a minimum CAP of 3.50 or be on the Honours track. Cohort 2012 onwards: Completed 80 MCs, including 28 MCs in SN, with a minimum CAP of 3.20 or be on the Honours track.
The module will operate as an interactive seminar. For each session, instructors will provide materials and guidance; students will prepare a set of points for discussion arising from the weekly readings and critically summarise and analyse their key points.
1. Final Exam (40%)
2. CA: Student Presentations
3. Written Assignments:
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week