The India Tour aims to give students an in-depth understanding of India, its cultural and religious diversity, and the challenges it faces in the 21st century. Specifically, the objectives for the India Tour are:
- to examine the issues of development, environmental sustainability, and globalization within the Indian context;
- to explore India’s religions, including Hinduism, Sikhism, and Christianity;
- to offer first hand experiences of Indian life, both rural and urban;
- and to highlight the benefits of work done by Indian non-governmental organizations in partnership with foreign NGO’s.
Taught by Dr. Varghese Manaloor (Economics), this course can be taken for either Religious Studies or Economics credit (AUREL 266/AUECO 254 winter 3 week term). Students will spend 3 weeks in India during the Winter 3 week block.
The Winter Study Tour (AUREL 266/AUECO 254) satisfies one of Diversity and Global Studies, Integrating Knowledge, or Experiential Learning in the Core:Engagement.
Note: The Fall 2017 Orientation course has been cancelled. The Winter 2018 3 week trip will still run as usual except there will be no required prerequisite course.