All courses offered in the C.U. in India and Southeast Asia Program offer a semester long, 1 CU course with a short term travel component that takes students to South Asia and Southeast Asia.
SPRING 2018 C.U. in India and South Asia Course Listings
Sufis and Gods: Temples and Shrines of Southeast Asia
SAST 217.404; RELS 2174.04
Instructor: Dr. Teren Sevea
Meeting Time: Mon. 3:30 – 6:00 PM
This course introduces students to the religious worlds of the South Asian diaspora in Malaysia and Singapore, centered upon Hindu, Muslim and Sikh temples and shrines. The course aims to deepen students’ understanding about historical and contemporary. South Asian religious worlds in port cities such as Singapore, Melaka and Penang through introducing them to the academic literature on South Asian Sufis, gods, temples and shrines in these cities, and through in person visits to shrines and temples in Malaysia and Singapore.
This is 1 C.U. course that runs in Spring 2018 with a spring break travel component (March 2nd-11th). During this time students will experience the temples and shrines of Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore, in person, and receive a deeper understanding of the impact Indian diaspora has hands on the region.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017. APPLY TODAY ON PENN GLOBAL SEMINARS WEBSITE
Email SAC Assistant Director, Amelia Carter, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if in need of an extension.
Tech and Innovation in India
Instructor: Dr. Rashmi Kumar
Meeting Time: Tues. 5:00 – 7:00 PM
This course will examine the growth of information technology opportunities within India and its impact on society. There will be several opportunities to network with Penn alumni based in India working in a variety of tech sectors, local and global corporations, and educational and public sector institutions. Cumulatively, these opportunities will be optimized to build a deeper understanding of the growth patterns, opportunity-cost, and contributions of the IT industry in India to itself, the U.S. and other global regions.
This is a 1 C.U. course running in Spring 2018 with a Spring Trip travel component that will allow students to explore tech and innovation in Bangalore and Pune, India (March 2nd -11th). While in Pune, Penn students will be paired with local engineering students for a day-long hackathon, hosted by Thought Works and sponsored by IBM, TATA, and NASSCOM.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017. APPLY HERE.
Email SAC Associate Director, Rachelle Faroul, at email@example.com, if you have any questions or need an extension.