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Spring 2015-2016
* SAS 322 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

South Asian Popular Culture

Robert L. Phillips

The course will provide an introduction to several South Asian popular culture forms and their study. Popular culture forms and practices to be discussed will include comics, film, music, visual culture (posters, calendar art, photography, etc.), clothing, and sport, with attention given to their historical and contemporary contexts.

Sample reading list:
Tejaswini Ganti, Bollywood, A Guide to Popular Hindi Cinema
Anjali Roy, Bhangra Moves
Karline McLain, India's Immortal Comic Books: Gods, Kings, and Other Heroes
Christopher Pinney, Camera Indica
Mukulika Bannerjee, The Sari
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly reading of 150-200 pages. A weekly response journal (~500 words) on the Blackboard course website, a take-home midterm essay, and a final paper (>3500 words, approx. 12-15 pages).

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 30%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 6%
Class/Precept Participation - 24%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Other information:
Grading: 20% other = weekly blog posts

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40961 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   Green Hall   0C13N   Enrolled:7 Limit:15