Postgraduate Course: Contemporary South Asian Issues and Debates (PGSP11118)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An interdisciplinary introduction to current ideas and theoretical issues concerning politics, religion, culture, history, economy, and community that are relevant to students studying all aspects of modern South Asia. Relevant practical research methodology questions will also be addressed.
The course is aimed at M.Res students working on South Asia. It involves attendance (and participation) throughout the year at the interdisciplinary South Asian Studies Research Seminar, held on Thursdays from 4-6pm. This is then accompanied by one-to-one supervision and guided reading that relates methodological issues and debates arising within the research seminar to the particular interests of students.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Use techniques of close reading and textual analysis
- Utilise presentational abilities
- Utilise collaborative skills in the group discussion of technical issues in social, cultural and historical theory
- Utilise a familiarity with contemporary theoretical and methods employed in the interdisciplinary study of South Asia
- Compare and assess the knowledge-claims and methods of competing disciplinary perspectives on South Asia
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||South Asia, Interdisciplinary, Theory and Concepts.
|Course organiser||Prof Roger Jeffery
Tel: (0131 6)50 3976
|Course secretary||Mr Andrew Macaulay
Tel: (0131 6)51 5067
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