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Semester and Year Offered: Usually offered in Winter Semester. Open to students of all ‘years’ (I, II, III).
Course Coordinator and Team: Professor Denys P. Leighton, but has also been taught since 2011 by two other faculty members.
Email of course coordinator: denys[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in
Aim: To help undergraduate students of any ‘subject’ (discipline) appreciate the relationships between the humanities (‘arts’ subjects) and the social sciences and between academic history and popular understandings of the past. The course directs attention to the emergence of modern ‘scientific history’ since c. 1750 CE and to history’s relationships to others modes of connecting past to present, especially myths and epics. The course also seeks to enrich students’ understanding of history in the ‘postmodern’ era. Not only ‘Western’ historical practices but practices of non-Western societies and civilizations are studied.
Brief description of modules/ Main modules:
Assessment Details with weights:
Date/period in which assessment will take place
After ¼ of the course
Short writing assignment
After ¾ of the course
Per end-sems. schedule