HIS 111
Unit 5:  Classical South Asia
Buddha!  Forget those short, fat guys sitting cross-legged with a protruding stomach to be rubbed for good luck.  That is a modern invention.  This sandstone sculpture dates to the fifth century ce.  Image courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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What you must do in this unit What you can do in this unit Some videos that you can watch for this unit Extra Credit Options
  • 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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