Religions in India
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11 May - 30 May 2013
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.
For additional program information and class photos visit Religion in India on the Web
Religion 499 (4 hrs)/599 (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 Education and the Religions of India Director.
$5499 undergraduate/$5699 graduate
Cost includes round-trip airfare, international student identity card, tuition, fees, lodging, ground transportation, and field trips.
The Religion in 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 Frances Sudduth at the International Programs Office before requesting a 2012 - 2013 Study Abroad Financial Aid Application from the university’s Financial Aid Office.
Please note: If you are eligible for both the honors travel award and the Golden Key discount, only one may apply to the cost of the program. We will apply the award/discount which gives you the highest award/discount.
Completed online application, with $250 deposit, are due by 4 March 2013. Balance of fees, less deposit, is due no later than 11 March 2013.
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 11 March 2013. Thereafter, no refunds will be available. The International Programs Office should be notified of all cancellations. Refund requests must be made in writing.
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