Summer 2020 - HIST 243 D100

A Brief History of Modern India - from British Colony to Independent Republic (3)

Class Number: 3241

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 14, 2020
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Location: TBA

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A survey of South Asian history designed to equip those students completely unfamiliar with the region, with a foundation in the political, social and cultural contours of South Asia from 1757 to 1947. Students who have previously taken HIST 243 STT may not take HIST 243 for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is a historical overview of some of the major themes in South Asian history that continue to have implications for the building of inclusive nationalisms within South Asia today. The course will highlight these themes while simultaneously giving students an overview of the broad contours of South Asian history from the colonial period up until the formation of the independent states of Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.  

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

·         To build an appreciation for what ‘history from below’ is and how it changes the focus of the history being written.
·         To give students an overview of major historical developments between the inception of colonial rule and Partition.
·         By the end of this course, students will be able to critique textbook accounts of South Asian history as well as the way in which the region is represented in contemporary journalistic accounts.

Grading

  • Class Participation 15%
  • Reading Review 25%
  • Talk show presentation – interview of an individual from South Asian history 15%
  • Primary source review 15%
  • Final Research Essay 30%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

All readings will be circulated via canvas.

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.