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School of Politics and International Relations

POL320 Politics of South Asia – Independent Research

POL320 Politics of South Asia – Independent Research (POL320B - Spring)

Credits: 15
Semester: B

Module Convenor: TBC
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: POL319

Description: This module gives you the chance to take a deep dive into the politics or international relations of a particular South Asian country or province. With academic guidance, you will choose a research question of significance for understanding South Asia today. Over the semester, you will carry out your own self-directed but supervised study of the topic. We will hone your analysis through seminar discussions, presentations, and written assignments with detailed feedback. By the end of the module, you will have developed your own substantive interpretation of a key contemporary South Asian issue and built up practical research skills.


Connected course(s): Compulsory for: None
Assessment: Research Proposal - 1000 words (20%), Research presentation- (10 minutes, (20%) and Essay – 3000 words (60%)
Level: 6