Seeking India: A Cultural Journey

Whether you are a current or aspiring world traveler or an armchair explorer, this course invites you to experience the vibrant, multifaceted culture, history, religion, landscape and people of India. DAY AND EVENING

Celebrate the rich heritage of India with Sravana Borkataky-Varma, Ph.D., who shares scholarly and personal insights on one of the oldest living civilizations and the second most populous nation in the world. India has a long tradition of attracting seekers of spiritual, cultural and personal inspiration. Whether you are a current or aspiring world traveler or an armchair explorer, this course invites you to experience the vibrant, multifaceted culture, history, religion, landscape and people of India.

Details

Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GHUM1600.F17.1 Sravana Borkataky-Varma On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017
GHUM1600.F17.2 Sravana Borkataky-Varma On-campus 10–11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017

Instructor: Sravana Borkataky-Varma

Sravana Borkataky-Varma, Ph.D., is a part-time faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and an instructor in the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University. She received her doctorate in religion from Rice in 2016. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston and Dalian Neusoft University in China. She specializes in Hindu Tantra: religion, gender and sexuality. Originally from India, Dr. Borkataky-Varma has studied and lived in Germany, China and the United States.

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Oct. 04, 2017

End Date: Nov. 15, 2017

Schedule: 7–8:30 p.m.

Length: Six Wednesdays (no class Oct. 25)

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $190

Early Registration: $180 if registering by Sept. 20 (Wednesday session)

Rice Alumni: $171

CEUs: 0.9

SECTION:

GHUM1600.F17.2

INSTRUCTOR: Sravana Borkataky-Varma
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 10–11:30 a.m.
START DATE: Oct. 05, 2017

Instructor: Sravana Borkataky-Varma

Sravana Borkataky-Varma, Ph.D., is a part-time faculty member in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and an instructor in the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University. She received her doctorate in religion from Rice in 2016. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston and Dalian Neusoft University in China. She specializes in Hindu Tantra: religion, gender and sexuality. Originally from India, Dr. Borkataky-Varma has studied and lived in Germany, China and the United States.

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Oct. 05, 2017

End Date: Nov. 16, 2017

Schedule: 10–11:30 a.m.

Length: Six Thursdays ( no class Oct. 26)

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $190

Early Registration: $180 if registering by Sept. 21 (Thursday session)

Rice Alumni: $171

CEUs: 0.9

+ Indian history: becoming a nation state
+ Indian religions: Hinduism and Buddhism
+ Indian religions: Jainism and Sikhism
+ Indian cinema and Bollywood
+ Traveling to India: north and east
+ Traveling to India: south and west

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