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Fall 2017 Program

 

Youth Identities

The Contemporary India course will focus on issues related to today’s youth in India: current urban and rural development, public policy, healthcare, technology, politics (leadership), the arts, and sports, as well as the changing relationship of youth to religion, family (particularly the elderly), marriage, and gender roles. Students may also participate in some community based learning experiences in Delhi and Jaipur related to education, arts, and environmental issues.

The Historical India course will provide an interdisciplinary overview of India’s past through the lens of its art and architecture. Broader themes will include religious dialogue and gender roles and identities. It will also include units addressing the ways in which contemporary youth in secondary and higher education are engaging with their past, particularly through historic preservation and conservation efforts at archaeological sites and historical monuments.