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Winter Break Travel Course - ANTH 4020/5005 India Climate Change and Sustainable Systems in India


ANTH 4020-80 or ANTH 5005-80

Cultures of Energy:

Climate Change and Sustainable Systems in India

3 credits

India! Diversity does not begin to describe this incredible country, where technological innovation lives comfortably alongside ancient rituals. This is a 17-day winter break course on sustainable systems and global environmental change, with a focus on cultures of energy.  We will travel around southern India, starting in Chennai and ending in Bangalore.  See the ancient temples at Mamallapuram, the former French colony of Puducherry--a.k.a. Pondicherry, home of Pi (Life of), Auroville, Chidambaram (temple of Siva Nataraj, the dancing Siva), Mysore, and the Western Ghats—one of India’s main biodiversity hotspots.  Oh, and did I mention…average temp, 80° F….

Hands-on workshops, site visits, lectures, conversations with locals, and readings will bring into focus not only the challenges of a changing global environment, but the exciting and varied solutions under development at all scales. Approximate trip cost $3500. Some scholarship money is available through the International Programs Office.

Required: 1 credit preparatory course in Fall, 2013: Anth 4000-1, Preparation for India.

For more information, contact Professor Sarah Strauss,, 766-5310. 

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