New Course for Spring 2015
Sponsored by the South Asia Center and Middle East Center,
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
This synchronous online course (with the option to meet in person) examines selected current and past hot topics that have shaped India, Pakistan, and the Middle East through specific lenses (e.g., J-Curve, nationalism, perversity, futility, etc.) that illuminate the context and content. This course is about pedagogy of teaching controversial topics and introducing new content knowledge.
A few of the topics examined during this class include: India and Pakistan shared history and wars, Hindu nationalism and other forms of nationalism, South Asia’s divided Muslims, the rise and fall of populism in Pakistan, political Islam, Iraq War, Iran’s nuclear controversy, 1979 Iranian Revolution, the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, and poetry as the language of protest) that have shaped India, Pakistan and the Middle East.
You are encouraged to pursue your own research. If you are a teacher, you can consult with the instructor to design your own curriculum based on the latest Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) and Washington State standards.
Graded assignments include: professionalism/full participation in class activities (20%), writing a book review (15%), creating a timeline/poster for a topic of your choice (15%), quizzes and other activities (20%), proposing a research study (10%), conducting the approved research/term paper (20%), and for teachers, creating a unit plan based on their interest and the models presented in class (20%).
SPRING 2015, UW Seattle Campus
EDC&I 505 F or JSIS 485 C/487 B
Wednesdays 4:30 – 7:20 pm
Dr. Khodadad (Khodi) Kaviani email@example.com