Sunila S. Kale
Comparison of problems of national integration and political development in India, Pakistan, and Ceylon. Offered: jointly with POL S 340.
This undergraduate course focuses on political, social, and economic change and continuity in five countries of South Asia—India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. The post-independence politics of these countries capture the myriad dilemmas and promises of postcolonial states. This makes the region an ideal context in which to ask significant questions about state-formation and development, economic growth and transitions to the market, the role of civil society, and the nature of conflict.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Course meetings are a mix of lectures and discussions
Class assignments and grading
Writing requirements include weekly statements about the readings and a short final essay. In addition each student will participate in a group research project.
Grades are based on weekly reading responses (25%), active participation in discussion (15%), group research project (30%), final essay (30%)