South Asia and the World

History 101.010

Spring 2016
Section: 
010
Instructor: 
Location: 
3104 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
TuTh 400-600
CCN: 
39330
Units: 
5
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  • This 101 seminar is open to students wishing to write about any aspect of the history of the Indian subcontinent since the sixteenth century. A wide variety of topics are encouraged, including those dealing with cultural, social, and political questions. Topics concerning South Asia's relations with other parts of the world - whether they involve migration, trade, imperialism, or other kinds of connections - are also welcome. The beginning of the course will be devoted to discussing approaches to writing history, as well as to formulating research questions and finding potential sources. During the remainder of the semester, the focus will be on supporting your research and writing. Knowledge of any South Asian language is not required (although it is beneficial), but you should arrive with some sense of the topics that interest you.