Modern India (HIST*3070) | College of Arts

Modern India (HIST*3070)

Code and section: HIST*3070*01

Term: Winter 2019

Instructor: Jesse Palsetia


Course Synopsis:

Hist*3070 is a study of the history of modern India from the 18th century to the present day. It examines the major themes and issues on the subject including: the nature of British power in India, Indian reactions to imperialism, socio-religious movements and change in society, the birth of nationalism and the nation-state in India and South Asia, civil society and social issues in a developing nation, regionalism, foreign policy, and India’s place in the 21st century.

Learning Outcomes:

After successful completion of this course, an assiduous student will have learned to:

  1. Develop critical and creative thinking analysis in general and as relates to course work.
  2. Develop reading, writing, and oral communication skills through engagement of assignments, examinations, and class discussions.
  3. Develop historical understanding of modern Indian history.
  4. Develop practices and proper methodologies of the student of history, and an understanding of academic integrity in general as applied to the responsible use of historical sources and the ethical presentation of one’s work.

Method of Evaluation and Weights:

Document Study 10%
Mid-term Test 20%
Research Essay 30%
Final Exam 40%

Texts Required:

Barbara D. Metcalf and Thomas R. Metcalf, A Concise History of India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002, electronic resource.

Stephen Hay (ed.), Sources of Indian Tradition, Volume 2: Modern India and Pakistan. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988. ISBN: 0231064152.


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