Religions of India


May 14 - 31, 2016

The Program

For millennia the religions of India, being both diverse and creative, have contributed to a rich cultural tapestry.  This course explores some of this richness primarily in the Ganges River basin in eastern India.  We experience Indian cultural achievements in Hardwar, Leh, Agra’s Taj Mahal, and Delhi. Many visits to local, national, and World Heritage sites sacred to Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, and Christians complement course readings, lectures, a test, and an independent study project.

Visit the Religions in India Photo Gallery

For additional program information and class photos visit Religions of India on the web.

Academic Credit

Religion 499CA (4 hrs)/599CA (4 hrs)


Minimum program eligibility requirements include the completion of at least 28 semester hours with an overall 2.0 GPA  for undergraduates (or consent of program director) and graduate standing for graduate students. All students must be in clear academic standing. Students must also satisfy any additional prerequisites described under the individual course listings. Final authority over enrollment rests with the Director of International Programs and the Religions of India Director.



Cost includes TBA.

Financial Aid

The Religions of India Program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, Pell Grants, or applicable graduate assistantships.  Southern Miss students requiring financial aid should contact the Office of International Programs.

Application and Payment Deadlines

Completed online application, with $250 deposit, are due by TBA. Balance of fees, less deposit, is due no later than TBA.

Cancellations and Refunds

Except in cases of academic ineligibility or course cancellation, deposits are non-refundable. Fees, exclusive of deposit, are refundable if written notification is received prior to TBA. Thereafter, no refunds will be available. The International Programs Office should be notified of all cancellations. 

Program Director Information

Dr. Daniel Capper, Director
Phone: 601.266.4518

Program Coordinator

Celine Ingram
Office of International Program
Make an appointment with Celine