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2018-2019 Academic Catalogue 
2018-2019 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IS 433 - South Asian Politics & International Relations

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introduction to the politics of the major states of South Asia (also referred to as the Indian subcontinent), a region that encompasses nearly one-fifth of the world’s population. We will focus on India and Pakistan, examine Afghanistan briefly, and survey key issues in the politics of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. We will also seek insights into international relations and conflict in the region (e.g. Kashmir, nuclear weapons development), and assess South Asia’s significance in world politics.