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South Asian Studies Courses

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Sub CRSE Title
HIS 272 Massacres and Migrations: India Partitioned
SOU 310 India: Past and Present
Prerequisites & Notes

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

Instructor
Visthar Institute Staff (graded Pass/Fail by Dr. Martin)

This course investigates how an understanding and experience of religion has influences the history and culture of modern India and its people.  Attention will be given to the social, political, and cultural milieu in which religion is practiced in India.  Central to the course is a contextual examination of religion and its influence on social relations, and how religion ameliorates or impedes social change for the common good.

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
Staff

This course is offered as part of the Davidson College 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 minor requirement in South Asian Studies.
Satisfies a requirement in the History major.
Satisfies the methodology course requirement for students in the social science track of the Enironmental Studies major.
Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement.
Satisfies the cultural diversity requirement.

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.