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Emmanuel India - India: Religion, Culture, Justice
Bangalore, India; Mysore, India (COF Programs (Outgoing) Program)
Program Terms: Spring
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Program Description:
On-Campus Semester/Summer Course with Short-term Travel Off-campus
Program Description:
This course is anticipated to run again in Spring 2018
Spring 2016 

May 31-June 23, 2016

THRS 2154 India: Religion, Culture, Justice

EC India

 Program Fee: $4,813 (subject to change)
Travel fee Includes round-trip airfare from Logan Airport, shared accommodations, meals, transportation while in India, all events and entrance fees associated with the course, CORI check fee, and emergency health insurance. Students will also be responsible for obtaining an Indian visa for an additional $135.

$300 deposit due at time of Registration (week of October 19)

India is an ancient civilization and one of the most creative cultures in history, serving as the birthplace of Hindu yoga and Buddhist meditation. At the same time, India is a rising world power that will play an important geopolitical role in the 21st century. This is a travel course to that fascinating and influential country. In the spring prior to our summer travel, students will take a preparatory course introducing them to Indian history and culture. A travel component will occur over a three week period in June. The focus of our interest will be India’s religious pluralism, struggles for justice, and cultural expressions such as art and architecture. Expected spring 2016, alternate years. 4 credits.
Karnataka, India
Spring Semester course with three weeks of summer travel
Focus will be on topics such as:
Interreligious relations
Women’s development
Environmental protection
Faculty Information:  Jon Paul Sydnor, Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, teaches world religions at Emmanuel College.  He has studied at the University of Virginia, Princeton Seminary, and Boston College.  His area of research is Hindu-Christian dialogue.  Jon Paul loves India and all things Indian, and he believes India to be one of the most fascinating countries on earth, as well as one of the fasting rising powers.  He can be reached at

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