What is the course about?
The structure of Indian society, its colonial heritage, and the fabric of India's rich cultural history have shaped, and in turn have been shaped by, the politics and economic changes over the centuries - telling the rich story of how contemporary India came to be. We will examine contemporary India through its politics and society on this interactive lecture day-course.
What will we cover?
- contemporary Indian society and structures
- contemporary politics in India
- how India has transformed itself economically and internationally roles despite major issues of poverty and socio-economic development.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand key issues related to contemporary Indian society and structures
- Identify key points of change and transformation in the politics of India
- Understand how India has transformed itself economically, and identify the key issues it still faces.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an `introductory` level course and while no specific knowledge is necessary, some background and interest in history would be helpful. You will need a good grasp of English to keep up with the course. You will gain moe from the course, in terms of enjoyment and learning, if you are able and willing to do some supplementary reading.
The course will be a combination of lecture and discussion in small and large groups. Handouts will be available for the session. Where appropriate, there will be use of videos, images, audio and slides.
As with most of our history and current affairs courses, an open mind and a willingness to listen to and think about views with which you do not always agree are more important than specific levels of skills.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The day course will comprise tutor presentation and opportunities for questions and comments throughout. Where appropriate, there will be use of videos, images, audio and slides.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No additional costs. Paper and pen for notes would be useful for students to bring with them to class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please see other courses within the 'World History' section on the college website: www.citylit.ac.uk.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details