LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE
ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION
The study of South Asian history can be a fascinating
exercise, but for this to happen it will require some effort. This means
regular and punctual classroom attendance and consistent adherence to the
schedule of assigned readings to keep up with the pace of the lectures
and discussions. If you must miss a class, please notify me in advance.
Any unexcused absence after the first two will reduce your final
grade by one third of a letter grade. Two late arrivals count as
one absence. Being unprepared for class discussion will also count as an unexcused absence. Students are always encouraged to ask questions in
the lectures and during my office hours, and to go beyond the
minimum course requirements as their imagination and intellect
lead them. Your preparation and active participation is vital to the success
of this course.
In order to achieve some sense of the geographical
contours over which the history of Modern South Asia has unfolded, students
will complete a take-home map exercise. This
assignment is intended to give an
appreciation of the topography, distances, cities, states, and
political boundaries of the British raj, the princely states of India,
and the nations of present-day South Asia. In this exercise,
students are allowed to work together.
During the semester, students will be expected to write
five 2-page response papers on the readings for the course.
Each student will complete
a 10-12 page original research essay on a topic of his or her choice making significant use of primary
There will be in-class midterm and final examinations comprised
of short identifications and essays. The final examination is cumulative.
Assignments must be submitted on time. Unless there are extenuating
circumstances and an extension is obtained in advance, assignments will
be reduced by one third of a letter grade for each day they are late.
After five days, an assignment will not be accepted.|
The Lewis & Clark College Policy on Academic Integrity is applicable
to all assignments and examinations in this course. Any instances of cheating or plagiarism, however slight, on any assignment or examination
will result automatically in a failing grade for the course and referral to the College Honor
Board for further disciplinary action.
METHOD OF EVALUATION|
Participation in discussion (15%)
Map exercise (5%)
Response papers (20%)
Midterm examination (10%)
Research project (30%)
Final examination (20%)
Note: If you have a disability
that may impact your academic performance, you may request
accommodations by submitting documentation to the Student
Support Services Office (x7191) and that office will
notify me of the accommodation for which you are eligible.
(Available for purchase at the Lewis & Clark Bookstore)
Elisabeth Bumiller, May You be the Mother of a Hundred Sons|
Stephen Hay (ed.), Sources of Indian Tradition, Vol. II
Owen Bennett Jones, Pakistan: Eye of the Storm (3rd edition)
Barbara & Thomas Metcalf, A Concise History of India (2nd edition)
Rabindranath Tagore, The Home and the World
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Updated: February 2012