Contemporary South Asia

Spring 2020

Family burning incense at a Buddhist temple in Kandy, Sri Lanka - Ji-Elle, Wikimedia Commons

Contemporary South Asia (3 or 5 ECTS)

Organiser: Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä

Instructor: Jukka Jouhki, Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä / University Network for Asian Studies

Time: 3 February – 22 March, 2020

Goals: The module aims to construct a holistic view of the societies and cultures of South Asia with a special focus on globalisation. Other topics include politics, religion, gender, development and urbanisation.

Contents: Lecture series (approx. 12 hrs) by different South Asia specialists combined with related literature.

Taken as:

Writing assignments based on the online lecture series and related literature.

Writing assignments can be written in either English or Finnish.

Grading: On a scale of 1–5

Application period: November 4-24, 2019.  Go to application instructions. This course has a maximum intake of 100 students. Students are selected in the order of application. The places are divided evenly between the member universities. Some universities may define quotas on the number of students who can take courses offered by the Asia Network. Information about the quotas is published before the application periods start.

Photo: Ji-Elle, Wikimedia Commons