• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Meera Ashar
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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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

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Evaluate and discuss the role of critical events in Indian history with significant empirical data
  2. Use models of knowledge construction to identify the kinds of information available for historical research
  3. Develop informed views on the place of South Asia in world history.
  4. Identify the main controversies in South Asian history and the evidence and arguments that are applied to those debates.
  5. Apply critical skills in the identification and use of historical sources
  6. Creatively employ non traditional sources or demonstrate a plan for the use non traditional sources to the understanding of Indian history

Indicative Assessment

Assessment Task

Word Count

Assessment Value

1. Contribution to discussion

 

10%

2. Short assignments

1000 each

15 + 15=30%

3. Term end project

i) written report of 4000-4500 words 35%
ii) presentation 15%
iii) Q & A 10%

 

4000 word written report

35+ 15+ 10= 60%

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Workload

Two hours lectures and one hour tutorial each week.

Prescribed Texts

Readings provided on Wattle.

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
1994-2003 $1218
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2298
2008 $2592
2009 $2670
2010 $2718
2011 $2778
2012 $2808
2013 $2808
2014 $2808
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3402
2004 $3816
2005 $3816
2006 $3816
2007 $3816
2008 $3816
2009 $3816
2010 $3942
2011 $3942
2012 $3942
2013 $3942
2014 $3942
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6066 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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