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This 3-credit experiential course will focus on multiple aspects of public health and socio-economic issues of development in a fast-changing India, with a focus on southern India. This course will familiarize students with social development in India and policy issues with multicultural aspects of healthcare, yoga, Ayurveda (Indian herbal medicine), poverty alleviation, and non-formal education. The course includes a yoga and Ayurveda workshop at the world-renowned Swami Vivekananda Yoga University (SVYASA) and ISHA Yoga Center, where students will participate in a yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda workshop to learn about alternative healthcare models.
Students will also have an opportunity to explore the scenic southern Indian wildlife through guided tours and site visits focusing on the environment, health, social, economic, and educational development.