HIST 362 - Modern South Asia
Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Social Justice
History, culture and political economy of the Indian subcontinent from the seventeenth century to present. Decline of Mughal empire, British colonial conquest, anti-colonial resistance, nationalism and religious identity, Gandhi, independence, post-colonial India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Know basic analytic concepts for interpreting historical evidence relating to modern South Asia.
2. Achieve digital literacy in accessing and presenting information about major figures, ideas and events in modern South Asian history.
3. Demonstrate significant knowledge of major events, developments, trends, and movements in modern South Asian history from the rise of Mughal power in the 16th century to present.
4. Write and speak clearly and persuasively about events and trends in modern South Asian history, and work collaboratively with others in solving problems relating to social justice, sustainability, and diversity in modern South Asia.
5. Provide original interpretation of assigned sources, and accurately reference all sources in coursework.
6. Comprehend how differences and similarities among diverse peoples and cultures over time shaped the history of modern South Asia, and understand the region’s ethnic, social, religious, and linguistic diversity.
7. Show familiarity with the economic and cultural impact of South Asia on the world, and vice-versa, during the heyday of European imperialism and industrialization, and afterwards.
8. Compare and contrast social justice concerns and movements in modern South Asia and the United States, and examine how they have influenced each other.
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
Social Justice Overlay #1: Use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity.
Social Justice Overlay #2: Describe the challenges to achieving social justice.
Social Justice Overlay #3: Identify ways which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, and/or the world.
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