Arizona in India: Religion and Life in Mysuru (Mysore)
|Term||App Deadline||Start Date||End Date||Cost|
|Summer||February 25||early June||early July||Budget|
- Language of Instruction
- Foreign Language Requirement
- Class Eligibility
- Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
- Program Open To
- UA and Non-UA Students
- Credit Type
- UA Direct Credit
- Level of Study
- Graduate, Undergraduate
- Housing Options
- Program Type
- UA Faculty-led
Explore the mix of cultures and traditions in southern India and earn 6 credits in religious studies! Both program courses count towards UA general education requirements.
For further information and a general overview of the course please click on this video of Arizona in India.
The courses on this program count towards general education requirements. All courses will be taught by Dr. Caleb Simmons.
RELI 230 - Religions of India: An introduction to religions that originated in India - Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism - as well as other religious traditions that are part of lndian society.
RELI 345 - Religion and the Arts in India: Will examine the role of the visual, material, literary, and performance arts in the construction of religious knowledge in the religious traditions of India. The primary focus will be the historical development of the arts and aesthetic styles in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism, and Christianity in South Asia.
Upper division credit in Religious Studies may be arranged at the discretion of the faculty director.
Orientation will take place in Bangalore before the group travels to the host city of Mysore.
One of South India’s most famous tourist destinations, Mysuru (which recently changed its name from Mysore) is known for its glittering royal heritage and magnificent monuments and buildings. Its World Heritage–listed palace may be what brings most travellers here, but it’s also a thriving centre for the production of premium silk, sandalwood and incense. These days ashtanga yoga is another drawcard, attracting visitors worldwide with its reputation as one of India’s best places to practice yoga.
Source: Lonely Planet
Students will be housed in the Quorom Hotel for the duration of the program.