Queens College Study Abroad Course: Mother India - The Birth Of A Modern Nation

In this highly active traveling study abroad course in India, students will be immersed in modern Indian culture and they will examine the country’s recent social, religious, and political history. Particular focus will be placed on studying the legacy of British Imperialism, independence, and the partition in 1947. to study the legacy of independence and partition. It is designed as a travelling course, during which we will visit sites associated with British influence and the Indian independence movement in Mumbai, Delhi, Shimla, Agra, and Amritsar. For course details, costs, and syllabus, please visit http://www.qc.cuny.edu/Academics/GlobalEd/...ages/India.aspx.

Along the way, we will play the “Reacting to the Past” game, Defining a Nation: India on the Eve of Independence, 1945, role-playing the debates held at Shimla in 1945, which ultimately led to independence and partition in 1947. I welcome all of you to check out the Queens College Study Abroad website to find more about it, and tell any of your students who might be interested. At the end of the course, students will have the option to stay for an additional three days to volunteer at a girls vocational school in Uttar Pradesh called Pardada Pardadi Educational Society, which teaches young girls academic and vocational skills that allow them to overcome poverty and gender-biases and other difficult social and cultural conditions that restrict their lives.

Dates: Jan 1-23, option to stay until Jan 27, 2011
Credits: 3-4 credits, Queens College
Faculty: Professor Helen Gaudette
Application Deadline: November 1, 2010