Contemporary South Asia

Spring 2021

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: Spring term 2021

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.

The module consists of the obligatory “Contemporary South Asia (3 ECTS) and the optional South Asia in the News (2 ECTS), in which students get familiar with topical issues through news analysis. If you are planning to complete the Asian Programme or the Mini Minor, you should take the whole 5 credits.

Taken as:

Students can choose between two options:

1) the whole module (5 ECTS), or

2) lectures, readings and assignments (3 ECTS).

Writing assignments can be written in either English or Finnish.

Grading: On a scale of 1–5

Application period: November 2–22, 2020.

Please check that your university is a member of the Asia Network in 2021. There might be changes in the membership at the turn of the year.

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