HISTORY 255 - Modern India and South Asia
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
See additional student enrollment and course instructor information to guide you in your decision making.

Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Cost:
<50
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

The Indian subcontinent was divided into the twentieth century to form the three modern nation-states of South Asia: India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. This region, home to a fifth of the world’s population, is critical to an understanding of our world today. This has been especially evident recently because the region has come to occupy a central place in contemporary discussions about the “rise of Asia” and the “war on terror.” Long before these contemporary interests, however, the subcontinent has played an important role in the history of the modern world. This course is an introductory survey of the making of Modern India and South Asia, starting from the 18th century, with the decline of the famous Mughal Empire and the establishment of British colonial rule, to the contemporary histories of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. We will throughout the course emphasize the interplay between indigenous and world-historical forces in shaping the economy, society, politics, and cultures of the region. The first half of the course will focus on the impact of British colonialism and of anti-colonial struggles, leading up to the independence and partition of the subcontinent. The focus in the second half of the course will shift to the consolidation of three new nation-states on the subcontinent.

Course Requirements:

Two take-home exams; three short papers on reading assignments; and a final group project.

Intended Audience:

All are welcome. No prior coursework in Indian or South Asian history is necessary.

Class Format:

A combination of lectures and discussions. There will be two weekly lectures and one weekly discussion section.

Schedule

HISTORY 255 - Modern India and South Asia
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
30518
Open
12
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Remote with synchronous instruction.
002 (DIS)
 Online
30519
Open
5
 
-
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
 Online
30520
Open
7
 
-
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Textbooks/Other Materials

The partner U-M / Barnes & Noble Education textbook website is the official way for U-M students to view their upcoming textbook or course material needs, whether they choose to buy from Barnes & Noble Education or not. Students also can view a customized list of their specific textbook needs by clicking a "View/Buy Textbooks" link in their course schedule in Wolverine Access.

Click the button below to view and buy textbooks for HISTORY 255.001

View/Buy Textbooks

Syllabi

Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for HISTORY 255 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi

CourseProfile (Atlas)

The Atlas system, developed by the Center for Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (Atlas)