The purpose of this course is to develop an interdisciplinary conceptual framework within which a discussion and gender related global justice issues could occur. We will examine the links between poverty and women’s lives and well-being, economic development and environmental impacts that stem from that development and will investigate the role of women in economic development to determine how they share, if they do, rewards of the economic growth process. We will explore the reasons (economics, culture, religion, social value systems, etc.) why economic and social injustices exist, and will try to determine personal, organizational and community actions that lead to some resolution. In addition, alternative models of economic development and action strategies to address various injustices will be considered. We will explore these topics while visiting rural communities in north India. As part of the course we will visit North India during J-term for three weeks. We will visit North India and work with NGO’s to understand their model of social change and community activism. We will attend an international conference to understand models of social activism and their effect on women’s lives, health and environment.
|January 3-19, 2019*
*Dates may vary based on flight and travel time
|There will be a required Global Studies orientation on
November 17th, 2018.
Please plan on attending this all-day event.
There will be additional on-campus meetings before and after international travel; dates and times TBD.
: This is an undergraduate course. Students must have a 2.5 minimum GPA and be in good academic and disciplinary standing to participate in this course
: TRW – The Reflective Woman and at least Jr. Status (60 credits)
*Priority given to Senior Applicants who complete their application before the Priority Deadline (April 13)
There are no language prerequisites for this course, however students are expected to learn cultural and behavioral norms as they travel to a part of the world where different gender roles, societal expectations, religious beliefs and cultural practices are the norms. Dr. Shikha, a native of North India, will instruct students in understanding differences, finding similarities between differences and learning to honor differences between Western and Eastern ways of life.
: CORE 3990 Global Search for Justice
This course is Writing Intensive.
Program and Application Information
Priority Application Deadline:
|Estimated Program Cost
||Included in Program Cost
||*Tuition Charge Notes
|An estimate of the student costs will be published here on or after April 1, 2018
The final program fee will be published here in early December, 2018
2017 Program Fee: $4565 (includes program fee and administrative fee) plus one credit of tuition
There is a $500 deposit - $250 due at the time of application and $250 due by July 31st. Students who begin an application after July 31st will need to submit the full $500 deposit at once. The deposit will be deducted from the total program cost when it is billed in January.
- E-Visa fee**
- Daily Breakfast
- Some additional meals
- All required course activities
- International Emergency Medical & Trip Cancellation Insurance
- Global Studies Administrative Fee
- Carbon emissions off-set donation
|For this J-Term Global Studies Course, students will receive 4 credits, but will only be charged for one credit of tuition. The tuition charge is included in the estimate listed, but will appear separately on your bill.
**The fee for an e-visa for U.S. citizens is included in the program fee. Non-U.S. citizens may incur additional visa-related fees and should check with the Global Studies Office as soon as possible.
April 13, 2018
Final Application Deadline:
October 1, 2018
Please note that all applications submitted before the Priority Application Deadline (April 13, 2018) will be reviewed between April 14 and May 4. Students who submit applications by April 13 will be notified of decisions by May 4. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis after the Priority Application Deadline for courses that have space remaining. A wait list is established when necessary. Interviews may be scheduled for all applicants as part of the application process. Faculty will follow up via email.
Dr. Deep Shikha
Professor of Economics
Dr. Robert Grunst
Professor of English
Additional Program and Administrative Information
: U.S. citizens ARE required to obtain a visa for travel to the locations of this course. The Global Studies Office will assist with the e-visa application process, and the fee for the e-visa is included in the program fee for U.S. citizens. All program participants will ABSOLUTELY need a valid passport by mid-October; the passport must expire NO EARLIER than July 21, 2019. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens should contact the Office of Global Studies to find if they will require a visa for travel.
: Students who complete an application and submit the $500 deposit may withdraw their application at any time up to 100 days before travel and receive a full refund of the program deposit. Additional cancellation information can be found within the application.
: All students will be registered for Global Studies courses by the Office of Global Studies once course costs have been finalized, typically in early December for J-Term courses. Students DO NOT need to register for Global Studies courses during the typical registration period.
: The program fee will be finalized in early December; the Office of Global Studies does everything within their power to ensure that the course cost is within the estimated range. Students will be billed for Global Studies J-Term courses during the first week in January, and bills will be due by the end of January.