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Gautam, Sanjay Kumar Associate Professor


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  • HIST 1518 - Introduction to South Asian History to 1757
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Introduces the history of South Asia, providing a general acquaintance with the narratives and interpretations of ancient and medieval history of the Indian subcontinent from the rise of the Indus Valley Civilization in 3500 BCE to the end of the Mughal Empire in 1757 CE. Intended for students with little or no prior knowledge of the region.
  • HIST 2220 - History of War and Society
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Focuses on war and society in a variety of global contexts. Explores the character, origins, and social, political, and intellectual impacts of war in contexts ranging from several centuries of international conflict to the experience of individual nations in specific wars. Topic varies in any given semester; contact Deptartment of History for details.
  • HIST 3020 - Historical Thinking & Writing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Develops the research techniques and habits of mind required to succeed in the History major, honing students' critical, analytical, and synthetic skills while introducing them to History as a discipline and a way of understanding the world. Students practice the kinds of writing required in upper-division History classes. Topics will vary. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • HIST 3109 - Seminar in Asian History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Recommended restriction: History GPA of 2.0 or higher. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • HIST 4558 - Buddha to Gandhi: A History of Indian Nonviolence
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
    Focuses on the intellectual history of nonviolence in India from the time of the Buddha to Mahatma Gandhi who led India to national independence from the British Empire in 1947. Pursues this history in light of the encounter between Indian and western cultural traditions in modern India.
  • HIST 7119 - Graduate Research Seminar in Asian History
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Prepares students for research in historical documents in Asian languages in order to write a substantial original research paper based on primary and secondary source materials. Recommended requisite: background in Asian history.


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