Unit 5: Classical South Asia
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Extra Credit Options
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- Take the short 5-point quizzes for chapters 3 and 12. Log into Blackboard and look under "Chapter Quizzes." You have five minutes to complete each quiz (multiple-choice questions).
- For extra credit, consider a comparison of
the Sermon on the Mount of Jesus of Nazareth and the Sermon at
Benares of Siddhartha Buddha. (One-page paper worth a
maximum of 50 points. Please be sure to cite your sources.)
- For a maximum of 25 points extra credit, read some excerpts from Kautilya's Arthashastra and write a paragraph in which you analyze his conception of kingship.
- For a maximum of 25 points extra credit, read some of the Edicts of King Ashoka
and write a long paragraph in which you examine Ashoka's conception of political leadership.
- For a maximum of 25 points extra credit, read The Laws of Manu, c. 1500 BCE, and
write a paragraph explaining the worldview of Manu.
- For extra credit of a maximum of 10 points,
you can submit the answers to the Ramayana study questions. Please write in formal, complete sentences.
- For extra credit, please suggest a
relevant website for this unit of the course. Send the title of the site, the url and a
brief explanation why you find the information interesting and applicable to
the material being studied this unit.
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