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Introduces the history of India and the South Asian region. Includes political, diplomatic, economic, social, religious, and cultural themes from pre-history to modern times. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
42151 Web 26-Sep-2016 thru 17-Dec-2016
Instructor: Sylvia H Gray
Notes: Community-Based Learning Option - www.pcc.edu/cbl
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact the department at 971-722-4289.

Course details: CRN 42151

From the Instructor:

Hello Good Students: Welcome to History of India! India is second only to China in population and in a few years will likely be the most populous country in the world! It's good to know about it, and I'm glad you're interested. See the course info below, and realize that it is all very doable, and I will help you manage things - one week at a time. I look forward to seeing you on line. Sylvia

Course Specific Requirements:

Required Text(s) Trautmann, Thomas R. 'India: Brief History of a Civilization.' Oxford University Press, Inc., 2016. ISBN 978-0-19-020249-1 (previous versions will be fine - they are not quite as well-organized but will still do the trick). 'The Ramayana.' Trans. R. K. Narayan. NY: Penguin, Edition 06.(other versions are acceptable) ISBN 9780143039679 [Note: There will also be required web readings throughout the modules - mostly interesting primary sources.] Activities, Assignments and Assessments: Two essay exams; Essay on 'The Ramayana'; Discussions online; Short responses to textbook readings; Scholarly Article Response Paper; Choice between a book review and a community-based learning project

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