- To explain the consequences for Indian
history stemming from two centuries of Persian
rule and from Alexander the Great's short-lived
invasion of the Indus valley.
- To describe the characteristics and accomplishments
of the reign of Chandragupta Maurya.
- To explain how the Mauryan Empire changed
under the leadership of Ashoka.
- To discuss reasons why Ashoka is regarded
as one of the most remarkable rulers in world
history, especially among rulers in ancient