CUL133 - India:From Maharajas to Gandhi

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Subject Title
India:From Maharajas to Gandhi

Subject Description
"India: From Maharajas to Gandhi" is a multi-disciplinary course devoted to the culture and history of the Indian subcontinent. It begins with the region's rich culture before British colonialism. It then looks at how colonialism and various nationalist movements that tried to end Britain's presence shaped this subcontinent. It focuses on key moments such as protests led by Gandhi and the Partition of India in 1947.  It also surveys the establishment of the Republic of India and the Islamic State of Pakistan in 1947.

Credit Status


One general education elective in the Science & Social Science category

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject, the student will be able to:
Summarize and explain key figures and moments in the history and cultural development of the Indian subcontinent;
Explain how the subcontinent’s religious and political diversity and relationship with Britain shaped the subcontinent’s political institutions, culture, and social organization;
Summarize and explain the ways that nationalism and colonialism shaped region’s economy and social relations until Independence in 1947 and beyond;
Show and outline the impact that individuals, through their participation in political and social movements, had on religious conflicts, changing ideas of nationalism, and relationship with Britain both before and after 1947;
Discuss the impact of colonialism and then the creation of independent nation states after 1947 had on individuals and families.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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