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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Social and Political Science : South Asian Studies

Undergraduate Course: South Asia: Culture, Politics and the Economy (SCIL10070)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Social and Political Science CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course provides a unique insight into the South Asian region. South Asia today is not only geo-politically significant but has risen to global prominence as an important locale for burgeoning economic growth and development, cultural production and nation building. This course provides a theoretical framework and empirical illustrations to make this complex region both accessible and better understood. The course situates the enquiry into contemporary South Asia at the intersections of its civilisational context and tryst with post-colonial nation building, its diverse traditions and multi-faceted modernities, cultural production and structural violence, economic development and social exclusion, global structures and local - South Asian - agency. The teaching modality is multi-disciplinary, providing a unique mix of sociological and anthropological approaches to the region.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Knowledge of the main theoretical approaches used to understand contemporary South Asia; Awareness of the interplay between regional cultures, social change and their effects on culture, politics and society; An understanding of the value of comparative analysis using quantitative and qualitative data; Skills in team-based investigation, planning and reporting on current issues in South Asian studies
  2. Awareness of the interplay between regional cultures, social change and their effects on culture, politics and society
  3. An understanding of the value of comparative analysis using quantitative and qualitative data
  4. Skills in team-based investigation, planning and reporting on current issues in South Asian studies
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements None
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Hugo Gorringe
Tel: (0131 6)50 3940
Email: H.Gorringe@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Katarzyna Pietrzak
Tel: (0131 6)51 3162
Email: K.Pietrzak@ed.ac.uk
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