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Legacies of Colonialism

Term To Study: Summer 2019
Application Deadline: Dec 01, 2018
Program Starts: May 19, 2019
Program Ends: Jun 01, 2019
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,500
Program Locations: Delhi
Contact Phone: (757) 594-7821
Contact Name: Dr. Suparna Chaudhry & Dr. Matthew Scroggs
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What is Included: Airfare, accommodations, most meals, international health insurance, and group activities
What is not Included: Tuition (3 credits), some meals, travel insurance, and personal expenses
Estimated Costs: 3 credits of CNU tuition
(in addition to the program fee)
In-State: $1,284
Out of State: $2,841
Program Description

POLS 301 - no pre-requisite required

This two-week course allows students the opportunity to study the politics, history, and economy of South Asia through the lens of British colonialism, understanding the impact that British rule has had through to today. We will be spending the majority of our time in and around the capital of India, Delhi, a city which has been destroyed and rebuilt seven times throughout its history, which we will explore through historical and cultural excursions, visits to museums and archaeological sites, and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Due to the impact of British colonialism, English is readily spoken and understood throughout the country, making it easy for students to communicate at local restaurants, shops and institutions. Students will be housed in Central Delhi (Connaught Place), which is also right next to various government institutions, embassies (including the US embassy), and home to a major shopping and food center. This course will ultimately provide students a better understanding of the impact of colonialism on systems of governance, foreign policy, human rights, and the economies of developing countries.

Quick Facts

Population: 1205073612
Capital: New Delhi
Per-capita GDP: $ 3700
Size: 3287263 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 05:30 hours) Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, New Delhi

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