World Cultures and Communication
India: World Cultures and Communication (COM 329)
Brand new 3-credit Winter ’14 class – Unlike Any
It is unlike any because it is India – where East meets West and Modern walks arm-in-arm with the Ancient. It is unlike any because India also is the birthplace of the largest ancient human civilization – the Indus Valley Civilization. It is unlike any because India gave birth to one of the largest religions of the world, Buddhism, and also because India is home to over 1,000,000,000 followers of the Hindu Faith.
It is unlike any because India is home to Taj Mahal – an emperor’s love for his wife immortalized in sparkling white marble. It is unlike any because it is also in India that Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, British, French and Portuguese influences meld to form a cultural tapestry that is, well, Unlike Any anywhere else in the world.
The class is a unique and powerful blend of communication, newspapers, television, radio, film, music, dance, drama, art and culture. The class trip will cover South as well as North India and will take in sites in cities such as Delhi, Aligarh, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Chennai, Pondicherry and Chidambaram.
Travel to India and experience how a billion people in the world's largest and most vibrant democracy live, communicate, dance and make music.
Taste the incredible diversity of South and North Indian food and see firsthand the custom, culture, religion, newspapers, television, radio, universities, government, cultural institutions and Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Christian shrines of India.
Be a part of the world's largest movie-making industry.
Take in the Taj-Mahal and tour ancient temples and monuments.
Cities of Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, Chennai, Mamallapuram, Chidambaram - India
|Dates||January 1- January 20th, 2014|
Deadline: October 15th
|Travel Information||Tentative Itinerary|
Tentative 2014 Budget
Accepted students will receive an updated budget as a part of their acceptance packet.
|Program Course Information||
This multi-disciplinary program entails the exploration of interpersonal, mass, digital, print, electronic, applied, specialized and other communication concepts, forms and modalities as they intersect religion, culture, & music during a 14 day, 6 city tour of India.
|Various two to three star hotel accomodations throughout the country. Breakfasts included.|