SIT India: Sustainable Development & Social Change

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Examine India’s socioeconomic development trends and how rethinking development is gaining urgency for shaping sustainable social change.

Major topics of study include:

India’s transition: post-1990s
India’s polity and governance mechanisms
Indian society and its marginalized communities
Rural and urban development: crisis, challenges, and response
Creating a roadmap for sustainability in India and radical ecological democracy (RED)

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India is an incredibly interesting and diverse country and SIT did a phenomenal job of helping us understand complex development processes with cultural context. With the Independent Study Project, I felt like I was able to challenge myself and really dive into a topic that interested me. The SIT Staff could not have been more helpful--they helped us feel like students instead of just tourists and were incredibly kind. While India can sometimes be a harsh country to live and travel in, I grew so much and this program truly changed the way that I look at the world!

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