SIT Graduate Institute Intensive Field Courses

Special Topics in Sustainable Development: Human Rights, Governance, and Advocacy 
Location
: India (multiple locations)
Dates: January 12 – January 25, 2014
Credits: 2
Professor: Jennifer Collins-Foley
Course number: SDIS-5375-INDB

INDIA COURSES TO RUN CONCURRENTLY

This course explores the role of civil society advocacy and governance reform in expanding and protecting human rights (land ownership, education access, displacement and resettlement, economic rights) in India and other contexts. It will take advantage of the rich experience of Indian advocates and leaders, with case studies, field visits, and meetings related to key actors at municipal, state, and federal levels of governance. Readings will provide conceptual frameworks for analyzing the topics as well as opportunities to compare and contrast India’s experiences with those of other nations. In addition, the course will provide a cross-cultural experience about modern India and its ancient heritage.  Beginning in Delhi, students will undertake classes and field visits to multiple organizations and cities

The course is being offered concurrently with the Social Innovations for Social Transformation course. It has been designed and scheduled so that it will be possible for students to take both courses.

Jennifer Collins-Foley
(540) 379-9974

Estimated cost: $3,250
Minimum enrollment 8 students/maximum enrollment 14 students

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