Professors George James and Pankaj Jain are teaching a Study Abroad course in India in summer 2015 both at undergrad and grad levels:
The course is cross-listed in both the departments (philosophy and anthropology) with both undergrad and grad sections.
The program is designed to enable students to achieve an informed appreciation of the manner in which forest communities depend on their surroundings for the maintenance of their communities. Students will gain an understanding of some of the threats to the ecosystem upon which their existence depends. Topics to be covered include, but not limited to ecological degradation, rural migration, climate change, the Appiko movement, religious issues of conservation, rural energy development, water mills, and forestry.