SAS4011 – New Themes in South Asia Studies

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

Course content

The course code is used to offer intensive teaching of brief duration on topics relevant to South Asia Studies. It is built around visits by guest professors, small conferences or seminars, new research initiatives or similar events that bring us resources in terms of new people for a brief period or enable us to include students in new research projects.

Topics Autumn 2011:Buddhist political culture

Topics Autumn 2010:
Gender and Performance in South Asia

Learning outcome

The course will offer intensive introduction to new themes in South Asia studies, with the teaching at a level closely related to research projects. The course will introduce the student properly to the topic but will often presuppose knowledge about the field. The specific content of the course will vary from semester to semester.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

Admission to the Master Programme in Asian and African Studies.

Recommended previous knowledge

The course consists of seminars and lectures and requires active participation from the students.


Teaching will normally take place over a brief period of time, at any point during the semester.


Essay, 5-7 pages.

The essay is to be submitted in Fronter. The Obligatory statement concerning cheating must be submitted in the designated folder.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course


Course offered next upon availability.


Course offered next upon availability.

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