ERIC Number: ED066401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Foreign Area Studies: India. A Syllabus.
Brown, Emily C., Ed.
Developed for a one-semester college credit course, this syllabus encourages a cross-cultural approach to the study of Indian society. The objective is to provide students with not only a balanced view of India but also with an idea of dynamics of change. Emphasis is upon paralleling social and political issues in the United States with those of India. Team teachers use a thematic approach focusing upon India's transition from a traditional society to a modern state. Arranged into three segments, the course begins with the "here and now" in India, introducing Hinduism and caste social organization. The second segment provides an historical survey to show how traditional attitudes, values, and modes of behavior developed over the centuries. The final segment concludes with the European impact and the nationalist period. Lecture outlines are supplemented with assigned and recommended readings from the text books. Included are a topically arranged annotated bibliography, a glossary of Indian words and terms, a chronology and summary of five-year plans, and a section of audio-visual resources. (SJM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian History, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Higher Education, Non Western Civilization, Team Teaching
Extension Service, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613 ($3.00)
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Authoring Institution: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.