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ECON 301: Emerging India: From Gandhi to Globalization

Posted on Apr 1, 2013
This exciting program will explore the themes of globalization, localization and sustainability in J-term (January) 2014.
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Present day houseboats are huge, slow moving exotic barges used for leisure trips, and are in fact reworked version of kettuvallams of olden times. The original kettuvallams were used to carry tons of rice and spices. A standard kettuvallam can hold up to 30 tons from Kuttanad to the Kochi port.

Present day houseboats are huge, slow moving exotic barges used for leisure trips, and are in fact reworked version of kettuvallams of olden times. The original kettuvallams were used to carry tons of rice and spices. A standard kettuvallam can hold up to 30 tons from Kuttanad to the Kochi port.

 

Included in the program will be foundation lectures in Delhi by Indian faculty, a visit to Agra and the Taj Mahal, time spent at Gandhi's ashram and visiting village development projects, a study of eco-tourism and development in Kerala (including a houseboat trip in the backwaters), and homestays in two locations in Kerala. 

Faculty program leader, Dr. Jerry Hembd states "This year's program also includes, for the first time, two weeks in the state of Kerala - which calls itself 'God's Own Country.' I am very excited about this addition to the program. Kerala has historically been seen as a development success story-particularly in terms of education and health care-and we will spend much of our time exploring what this means and the lessons that can be learned. We will be interacting with a variety of local organizations and making numerous site visits. This will also allow us the opportunity to travel by houseboat in the state's backwaters to experience eco-tourism firsthand."

The Estimated Program Fees based on 10 participants is $4,500 which includes
tuition, airfare and other expenses.  Any additional financial aid for which a student is eligible will be added to their fall award.   Program length can be extended to 28 days in India in order to qualify for the Benjamin Gilman federal scholarship for eligible students. Course prerequisites include ECON 235 (or equivalent)or consent of instructor and Junior Status with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Non-Econ majors are encouraged to apply.  For more information, contact Dr. Jerry Hembd.

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