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"Year of India" Classes

On this page you will find descriptions for several courses designed from the ground up for the Year of India. These unique courses focus on distinct elements of Indian society, history, and art. Add them to your schedule and explore Indian culture while earning academic credit!

Fall 2017 Classes

  • ANTH 4490/GWST 3090: Men and Women in India

    (T/TH 5:00-6:15 PM)
    (CRN: 82362/81857)
    (3 Hours)

    Instructor: Dr. Debarati Sen, Assistant Professor of Conflict Management and Anthropology

    Description: This course introduces students to the specificity of men and women’s lives in India. It upholds how the identities of men and women have transformed during and after India’s independence from British rule. Keeping in mind rapid changes in India’s “emerging” economy, politics and culture, the course places women and men in India in a global context. Drawing on primarily anthropological texts from different socio-linguistic regions in India the course intends to leave students with an intersectional understanding of relationships between men and men, men and women, women and women over generations and in specific religious, regional, political-economic, and cultural contexts, at home and in the diaspora.

    • ASIA 3340/ENGL 4580 (Online): Postcolonial Literature of India

      (CRN: 81087 or 82059)

      Instructor: Dr. Laura Davis, Associate Professor of English & Interdisciplinary Studies

      Description: This course will focus on postcolonial literature of India. We will explore the ways in which the colonial experience and its aftermath shaped the lives and the work of a diverse group of Indian writers. We will read texts by Jhumpa Lahiri, Salman Rushdie, Bapsi Sidhwa, and Amitav Ghosh, just to name a few, and watch a film by award-winning Indian director Deepa Mehta. If you’ve never had the chance to explore 20th Century Indian Literature in all of its beauty and complexity (and many students have not), please join us! Our online class is designed to give you many opportunities to create community with your classmates and instructor, and the online environment is a great venue for discussing literature in depth.

      • HPE 1480/01: Beginning Yoga

        (T/TH 12:30-1:45)
        (CRN:83633)
        (1 Hour)

        Instructor: Shelley Boyer

        Description: Addresses basic principles, philosophies, and practices of yoga. The classes will include basic anatomy principles, terminology, strength, flexibility and balance activities to develop an individualized yoga program.

        • HPE 1480/02: Beginning Yoga

          (T/TH 2:00-3:15 PM)
          (CRN:83634)
          (1 Hour)

          Instructor: Shelley Boyer

          Description: Addresses basic principles, philosophies, and practices of yoga. The classes will include basic anatomy principles, terminology, strength, flexibility and balance activities to develop an individualized yoga program.

          • HPE 1480/03: Beginning Yoga

            (M/W 8:00-9:15AM)
            (CRN:83780)
            (1 Hour)

            Instructor: Susan Gresham Walker

            Description: Addresses basic principles, philosophies, and practices of yoga. The classes will include basic anatomy principles, terminology, strength, flexibility and balance activities to develop an individualized yoga program.

            • HPE 1485/01: Intermediate Yoga

              (M/W 11:00-12:15)
              (CRN:83634)
              (1 Hr)

              Instructor: Susan Gresham Walker

              Description: Addresses basic principles, philosophies, and practices of yoga. The classes will include basic anatomy principles, terminology, strength, flexibility and balance activities to develop an individualized yoga program.

              • ISD 4490/HONS 3301/02: Indian Cinema

                (W 5:00-7:45 pm)
                (CRN: 80490/84443)

                Instructors: Dr. Ernesto Silva, Associate Professor of Latin American/Latin@ Studies & Spanish
                and Dr. Dan Paracka, Professor of Education

                Description: Hooray for Bollywood! This course focuses on the power of film to portray different cultural perspectives and complex dynamics of intercultural relations across communities. It examines diverse representations of cultural identity in India. Through the art of film discourse, students develop a complex understanding of local, national, and transnational contexts, focusing on the interconnections, conditions, and possibilities of social and cultural categories structuring human relations, e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, class, nation, and religion.

                • Year of India Learning Community - SOCI 1101 and ASIA 1102

                  Instructors: Dr. Ravi Ghadge, Assistant Professor of Sociology (SOCI 1101) and Tom Pynn, Senior Lecturer of Interdisciplinary Studies

                  Description: Since 2017-18 is the KSU Year of India, this learning community is designed to introduce students to a sociological understanding of Asia with a special emphasis on India, one of the most diverse and dynamic countries of the world. Students will be introduced to key sociological topics such as socialization, social stratification, culture, family, ethnicity and race, religion, globalization etc. through case studies from India, as well as the Indian-American community living in the US. In addition to class-based learning, student assignments will be integrated with various Year of India events that will be organized throughout the semester.

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