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Lisa Mitchell lmitch Associate Professor School of Arts and Sciences South Asia Studies
Spring 2019
Fall 2018
The City in South Asia
This interdisciplinary social science course examines key topics, themes, and analytic methods in the study of South Asia by focusing on significant South Asian cities. With one-fifth of the worlds population,South Asia and its urban centers are playing an increasingly important role in recent global economic transformations, resulting in fundamental changes within both the subcontinent and the larger world. Drawing primarily on ethnographic studies of South Asia in the context of rapid historical change, the course also incorporates research drawn from urban studies, architecture, political science, and history, as well as fiction and film. Topics include globalization and new economic dynamics in South Asia; the formation of a new urban middle class; consumption and consumer culture; urban political formations, democratic institutions, and practices; criminality & the underworld; population growth, changes in the built environment, and demographic shifts; everyday life in South Asia and ethnic, cultural, and linguistic identities, differences, and violence in South Asia's urban environments. This is an introductory level course appropriate for students with no background in South Asia or for those seeking to better understand South Asia's urban environments in the context of recent globalization and rapid historical changes. No prerequisites. Fulfills College sector requirement in Society and foundational approach in Cross-Cultural Analysis.
ANTH 107 - The City in South Asia
URBS 122 - The City in South Asia

Foundational Approach

One-term course offered either term
Cross Cultural Analysis
Lisa Mitchell
Standing Faculty
Standing Faculty
This course was previously approved for fulfillment of the Cross Cultural Analysis Foundational Approach. In the process of transferring the course to the new course manager system the Cross Cultural Analysis designation was not included. Thank you for correcting this!

Methods of Assessment


Cross Cultural Analysis

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Cultural Diversity in the US


Quantitative Data Analysis


Formal Reasoning


Administrative Fields

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