• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Assa Doron
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ASIA6271
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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This course will introduce students to the myriad visions of South Asia that have been expressed through historical, social, economic, political, religious and cultural movements and debates over the past three centuries. It will focus on the crucial question: what is South Asia? In the multiplicity of dynamic and often ephemeral answers, the course will offer glimpses of the many Indias, Pakistans, Sri Lankas, and so on that reside in peoples imaginations.


 It will begin during a critical period of the British Raj and survey the complex processes, events and ideologies that went into the shaping of the nations and regions of South Asia. It will follow the progression of colonialism and the emergence of anticolonial and national movements as well as struggles that slipped under the radar of popular national movements. The course will explore the violent moments of Independence and the contending aspirations of the newly minted nation-states.


 Apart from opening up the world of South Asia to students, this course will also foray into questions of what it means to study Asia in the contemporary world. It will explore ways to understand the transformations the region has been undergoing.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of key events, social formations, and conceptual tools used to comprehend South Asian history
  2. Identify the main controversies in South Asian history and the evidence and arguments that are applied to those debates.
  3. Evaluate the changing role of colonialism in contemporary historical debates
  4. Apply critical skills in the identification and use of historical sources

Indicative Assessment

Assessment Task

Word Count

Assessment Value

1. Contribution to discussion

 

10%

2. 2 short assignments (to include an article summary and book review)

500each

30%

3. Term end project

i) written report of 2000-2500 words 30%
ii) presentation 15%
iii) Q & A 15%

 

2000 word written report

30 + 15 + 15 = 60%

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Workload

Two hours lectures and one hour tutorial each week.

Prescribed Texts

Readings will be provided on Wattle.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9345 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person

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