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Asian Studies (ASIA)

ASIA 120Y (GH;IL) South Asia: A Literary History (3) The course traces the cultural history of South Asia by studying its literary tradition from ancient to modern times.

ASIA 120Y South Asia: A Literary History (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

Asian 120Y provides undergraduate students a taste of the inherent pluralism of South Asian culture and the readings emphasizing the broad idea of plurality. The readings and discussions may include, but not necessarily remain confined to a) architectural b) literacy c) musical etc. traditions, depending on the research interests of the individual faculty members teaching the course. Asian Studies undergraduates should be able to recognize both the richness of diversity, as well as the nature of the continuity of the cultural tradition in South Asia that has fascinated outsiders for centuries.

General Education: GH
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Summer 2014

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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