Units of Study

ASNS2623 - India: Tradition and Modernity

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Andrew Peter McGarrity

Description

This unit explores assumptions underpinning Indian thought and culture with specific reference to Indian religious traditions. In particular, traditional notions of the individual, authenticity, and the concept of dharma will be addressed through an exploration of social and political structures, gender and the family, and forms of artistic, literary and religious expression. A key focus will be on the continuity of tradition and its interaction with modernity and the implications this has for understanding today's India.

Assessments

1x3000wd essay (50%) and 1x1500wd tutorial paper (50%)

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 credit points from junior level Asian Studies, or other subject areas listed in Table A in the Faculty of Arts Handbook.

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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