Cultural & Anthropology Studies – SOCI401 – 6 credits
In this course, you will complete a study of a country or region in relation to a key aspect of its culture. Within this broad framework, you will explore an issue related to an aspect of cultural conflict or cross-cultural communication by addressing the region’s cultural competence: the ability to navigate complex cultural environments in pursuit of mutually satisfactory outcomes. The course culminates in a substantive research paper or academic project that reflects broad knowledge, in-depth understanding, analysis, synthesis, and creativity in regard to the topics addressed.
Challenges in the Kashmir Region
Throughout the course of history, territorial disputes have and will continue to lead sovereign nations to wars. The root cause of most territorial conflicts almost always has religious undertones. A prime example of religious differences triggering conflict can be found in the Kashmir region, specifically between Islam and Hinduism. Since the 1940’s the Kashmir region has been stricken with conflict and has formerly been referred to as the Kashmir Conflict. The Kashmir region has become an area of tension between India and Pakistan that has resulted in multiple wars and the overall devastation of the territory. The cultural and religious differences between the inhabitants has fostered an environment where constant war and tension remain to this day. Failure to account for the religious differences between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir region have been and will continue to be at the forefront of this enduring conflict.
Key Words/ Sections of my paper
Religious Differences/ Similarities
Religion/ Culture the root of the Conflict
History/ Background of the Kashmir Conflict
Social, Political, and Economic resolutions for both parties
Recommendations/ Models to Improve the
Remember: Articulate the current conditions in the Kashmir region.
Understand: Review the history and anthropology in Kashmir.
Analyze: Analyze the factors that contribute to the conflict in Kashmir.
Apply: Consolidate current strategies to combat the conflict in Kashmir.
Evaluate: Asses the political, economic, social agenda needed to improve the challenges in Kashmir.
Create: Compile recommendations and models to improve the predicament in Kashmir.