HISTORY 206 - Indian Civilization
Fall 2021, Section 001 - From Mohenjodaro to Modi
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course introduces students to the diverse cultures and histories of South Asia, a key region of the world that today includes the modern nation-states of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. We will investigate some of the events, people, cultures, trends, and controversies that have made the region one of the most important and exciting in the world. Our canvas will be broad: from exploring one of the earliest urban civilizations, to engaging contemporary debates in the region over ecological sustainability, caste conflict, and the gendered dimensions of daily life.

Our sources will include ancient treatises, contemporary scholarship, film, fiction, and award-winning journalism. The course will emphasize critical historical skills, including reading for key ideas, asking historical questions, drawing connections between different times and places, evaluating the reliability of sources, constructing sound arguments, assessing change over time, and determining the limits of what can be known about the past. And we will try to have some fun.

Class Format:

Lectures are remote and a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times. Course is open to remote-only students.

Schedule

HISTORY 206 - Indian Civilization
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
27381
Open
37
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
27382
Open
19
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
27383
Open
18
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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