• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

Religion - mainly Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism and Buddhism - is intimately bound up with politics in South Asia. This course explores the way in which this association has developed from the earliest times until the modern era. Particular attention is given to religious and political aspects of fundamentalism, communalism, militarism and movements for national independence. The course focuses on India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. A wide range of sources including text and film will be drawn on.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

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

By the end of this course the student should have a good grasp of the manner in which Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam, Christianity and Sikhism have developed in interaction with the events of the pre-modern political history of the South Asia region.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial participation 20%, online discussion 10%, essay of 3,000 words 40% and Final exam 30%.

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Workload

Each student will be expected each week to allot to the course two hours of lecture and one hour of tutorial attendance together with approximately 7 hours of non-contact reading and preparation.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 36 units of any courses.

Preliminary Reading

Keay, John, India: A History, Harper Collins, India, 2000

Fees

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

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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
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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