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Indian History Patten University at San Quentin Course number: Semester: Summer 2006 Instructors: Catherine Karnitis and Daniel Immerwahr Course Schedule: Mondays and Fridays, 6:30-8:45 pm This course will focus on the history of India during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Students will learn, in particular, about British rule in India and the development of Indian nationalism. During the first few weeks of the course, the students will read translations of texts from ancient India in order to gain background on traditional influences on Indian society. Students will also be introduced to Indian political history during the 16 th , 17 th , and 18 th centuries. Some of the broader themes explored in this course are religion and politics, the nature and scope of imperialism in India, and the formation of national identity. Textbooks Thomas Metcalf and Barbara Metcalf, A Concise History of India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002) Rabindranath Tagore, The Home and the World (Harmondsworth: Penguin Classics, 2005) Objectives and Learning Outcomes One general goal of this course is to gain understanding of political and social issues affecting present-day India (and South Asia, more broadly), through studying the history of India. Implicit in this goal is the idea that the when we study the past, we also learn about some aspects of the present. Another aim of this course is to enable students to learn how to read historical texts and to be able to extract key information and concepts. Through the weekly writing assignments and essays, students will be able improve their writing and critical thinking abilities. Methods of Instruction Each week, the co-instructors will lecture on the reading materials and related themes. At the end of each class session, there will be time for group discussion. Requirements Essays : Over the course of the semester, you will be asked to write two essays, four to five pages in length, on the themes of the course. Requirements and grading criteria for each essay will be included on each essay assignment sheet. If you can type your papers, use 12 point-sized font, one inch margins,
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