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Undergraduate Course Details
Number POL 374
Title Politics of India & South Asia
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII/V


This course provides a comparative survey of the modern political history, current politics, governments, civil societies, political economies, and foreign relations of South Asia; India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldive Islands. Emphasis will be placed on four major comparative frameworks: political culture and political socialization, interest articulation and aggregation, governmental structures, and conflict resolution. Although the course will be comparative, overall, significant parts of the course will be devoted to a more detailed (internally comparative) study of the government and politics of India, and to the international politics of South Asia. Three lecture hours per week.