Faculty-Led Study Tour to India Summer I 2018

This Faculty-Led Study Tour to Chennai, India is an optional part of the course CRJS 4913 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems. While the course is open to all majors, the justice specific content will likely be most appealing to persons in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. During Summer I 2018, three weeks of the course will be in the classroom. The last two weeks will be in Chennai, India. The first week will include lectures, talks and tours with faculty at the University of Madras (representing criminal justice, law, psychology, anthropology, and social work) and its affiliated institutions. There will also be tours and talks by practitioners in the criminal justice and related fields (e.g. crime lab, economic crimes unit, juvenile justice institute, a children’s home, et cetera). The second week will be spent on cultural tours of such sites as Hindu temples, the Museum of St. Thomas and other points of interest. This second week will also include a day participating in a service learning activity at an SOS Children’s Village or with the SOS Strengthening Families Program. Students who are unable to go to India will be able to complete the course via, notes, videos and assignments available on eCourses.

Tentative travel dates are: June 18-July 2, 2018.

In addition to the usual tuition and fees for a 3 credit course, the cost of a passport and a visa for India, travel expenses are estimated to be: $3,352.00. Some financial assistance is available for criminal justice majors, please contact Dr. Gibson at cbgibson@pvamu.edu for details.