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South Asian Studies Courses

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Sub CRSE Title
HIS 272 Massacres and Migrations: India Partitioned
Prerequisites & Notes

Instructor
Waheed

Examines the causes and consquences of Partition of India in 1947. As centuries of British rule drew to a close, chaos enveloped South Asia. India and Pakistan were born out of genocidal violence that left over a million people dead as millions escaping turmoil traversed to new lands. Focuses on a people's history of Partition, in South Asia's unprecedented territorial division into nations along religious lines.

Satisfies a requirement in South Asian Studies minor.
Fulfills the Justice, Equality, and Community requirement

SOU 310 India: Past and Present
Prerequisites & Notes

Offered as part of the Semester-in-India Program.

Instructor
Staff

Specially designed lecture course dealing with Indian cultural traditions and their current expressions in Indian philosophy; art; religious movements; and political, social, and economic systems.

Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.

SOU 354 Issues in Contemporary India
Prerequisites & Notes

Offered as part of the Semester-in-India program.

Instructor
Staff

Lectures and field trips focusing on some of the pressing problems faced by contemporary India and institutions that address those problems.  Topics include the environment, the status of women, implications of the population explosion, economic conditions, and the political process.

Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.

SOU 375 Urban India
Prerequisites & Notes

Instructor
Waheed

This course is offered as part of Davidson College's 2016 semester-in-India Program. Using Hyderabad as the site from which to contextualize Indian cities, students will explore a diverse array of issues facing cities in the global South. Through guest lectures on the history of Hyderabad's urbanization, students will learn about the city's many transformations in the twentieth and twenty-first century, focusing specifically on: labor flows and migration; geographical dislocations of the urban poor; intersection between linguistic, religious, caste, and regional communities; urban political economy; transportation; waste management; gender and public space; environmental and ecological impacts of urbanization; mapping urban developments over time.

Satisfies a Social-Scientific Thought distribution requirement.
Satisfies a cultural diversity requirement.
Satisfies a minor requirement in South Asian Studies.
Satisfies a major requirement in History.

SOU 385 Public Health in India
Prerequisites & Notes

Offered as part of the Semester-in-India program.

Instructor
Staff

A series of lectures on various aspects of public health in India delivered by scholars and medical professionals. Field trips relating to the lectures will be part of this course.

Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.