Graduate

Graduate modules

SN5103 Contemporary India: Contexts & Narratives

Modular Credits: 4

This module aims to introduce graduate students to the historical context of contemporary India after 1947 in terms of key milestone and conjunctures. Using a range of sources available digitally such as newspapers, private papers, oral history and visual material, students will have the opportunity to explore in depth specific episodes, individuals and themes. The module will engage with problems of evidence in terms of objectivity and bias, the challenges involved in framing historical narratives about the recent past and the ways in which these could be subjected to critical interpretation.

SN5660 Independent Study

Modular Credits: 4

Independent research plays an important role in graduate education. The Independent Study Module is designed to enable the student to explore an approved topic in South Asian Studies in depth. The student should approach a lecturer to work out an agreed topic, readings, and assignments for the module. A formal, written agreement is to be drawn up, giving a clear account of the topic, programme of study, assignments, evaluation, and other pertinent details. Head's and/or Graduate Coordinator's approval of the written agreement is required. Regular meetings and reports are expected. Evaluation is based on 100% Continuous Assessment and must be worked out between the student and the lecturer prior to seeking departmental approval.

SN5880 Topics in South Asian Studies I

Modular Credits: 4

This module will take up subjects currently being researched or developed in the multidisciplinary field of South Asian Studies by faculty in the Programme and/or by visiting scholars. The module will be in the form of an on-going seminar covering a range of critical readings in different disciplines of the field. Students will select a particular topic which is appropriate and relevant to their own research interests and complete an extended essay on that topic.

SN6660 Independent Study

Modular Credits: 4

Independent research plays an important role in graduate education. The Independent Study Module is designed to enable the student to explore an approved topic in South Asian Studies in depth. The student should approach a lecturer to work out an agreed topic, readings, and assignments for the module. A formal, written agreement is to be drawn up, giving a clear account of the topic, programme of study, assignments, evaluation, and other pertinent details. Head's and/or Graduate Coordinator's approval of the written agreement is required. Regular meetings and reports are expected. Evaluation is based on 100% Continuous Assessment and must be worked out between the student and the lecturer prior to seeking departmental approval.

SN6770 Graduate Research Seminar

Modular Credits: 4

The module provides a forum for students and faculty to share their research and to engage one another critically in discussion of their current research projects. The module will include presentations by faculty on research ethics and dissertation writing. Each student is required to present a formal research paper. Active participation in all research presentations is expected. The module may be spread over two semesters and will be graded "Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory" on the basis of student presentation and participation.

SN6880 Topics in South Asian Studies II

Modular Credits: 4

This module will take up subjects currently being researched or developed in the multidisciplinary field of South Asian Studies by faculty in the Programme and/or by visiting scholars. The module will be in the form of an on-going seminar covering a range of critical readings in different disciplines of the field. Students will select a particular topic which is appropriate and relevant to their own research interests and complete an extended essay on that topic.