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Reacting to the Past: Role-playing Asia HMA326

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


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This course will involve students participating in a highly structured role-play game that focuses on India on the Eve of its independence. We will begin by thinking about what empire is. We will briefly trace the establishment and scope of the British Empire and students will be asked to think about what it meant to be colonised. To do this we will play the Reacting to the Past game "Defining a Nation: India on the Eve of Independence, 1945", set at the Simila Conference. The game will be played over six weeks of the semester. In addition to researching a particular role, students will deliver oral presentations in-role and produce written work from the perspective of their role. Students should finish this course with a sense of the key challenges of decolonization in British colonies and some understanding of the meaning of the end of Empire.


Unit name Reacting to the Past: Role-playing Asia
Unit code HMA326
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages

Dr Nicki Tarulevicz

Teaching staff

Dr Nicki Tarulevicz

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


Teaching Pattern

2 x 1 hour session each week


Written assignments and class work totalling 2500 words (50%),
Discussion and participation on MyLO (20%),
Presentation (10%) 1000 word reflective essay (20%). 

Advanced level students will be required to answer a more complex reflective question.

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