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College of Extended Learning

South Asia

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Anthropology ANTH 3704 Three (3) credit hours

This course is designed as an exploratory course on the Ethnography of India. The South Asian culture area covers India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Burma and Sri Lanka. It is an eclectic mix of languages and culture types, with more than one billion people occupying an area less than two-thirds the size of the United States. 

Instructor: Dr. Koumari Mitra (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: None

Why take this course?

  • In this course, we will examine India in relation to contemporary issues of poverty and economic progress, the role of women, the impact of globalization and future mandates in the new millennium.  
  • Learn about a country that traces its origin at least 5000 years back with traditions that are still embedded in everyday lives.
  • This course also focuses on a number of topical areas pertaining to India in the 21st century including environmental challenges; globalization and the impact on health; and women in modern India.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 1 x Midterm Test (take-home, worth 30%)
  • 1 x Seminar Presentation (worth 20%)
  • 1 x Final Term Paper/Research Report (worth 50%).

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form to book.

Fees and payments

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course. For more information on fees and methods of payment, please click here.

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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.

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