Global Institute for Sikh Studies

 

New Initiatives

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Teaching Sikhism

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Teaching Sikhism

GISS will work to assist institutions open to teaching courses in their curriculum. GISS’ support will include:

i. Providing model syllabi and the required resource materials;

ii. Recommending competent teachers;

iii. Assisting with funding these courses if necessary.

In Spring 2017, “Sikhism” was offered at

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, http://religion.rutgers.edu/announcements-a-events/sikh Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, http://www.cmc.edu/religious-studies/sikh-studies

See Report 2017. We at GISS are grateful for these institutions' openness to this initiative

In the years ahead, scholars at GISS also hope to plan online courses on the Sikh Tradition and Elementary Punjābī that may be used by interested institutions.

 

To learn about earlier efforts:

At Columbia (1988-1999):

Sikhism (Fall 1989)
“Sikhism” (Fall 1989)

 

At a conference on Punjābī  Litt (Spring 1994)
At a conference on Punjābī Litt (Spring 1994)

 

Participating in Sikh Day Parade, New York, in 1988 and 1999
In 1987 Columbia provided home for the first SSA to be formed at a U.S. university campus. Its members participating in Sikh Day Parade, New York, in 1988 and 1999

 

Summer Program 1997
Summer Program 1997

 

At UCSB (1999 - 2015):

Early Sikh Texts, a graduate seminar, Spring 2011 at UCSB
"Early Sikh Texts," a graduate seminar (Spring 2011)

 

Sikhism, Fall 2013
"Sikhism" (Fall 2013)

 

Punjābī, Winter 2014
"Punjābī" (Winter 2014)

 

Global Diasporas (Winter 2014) students at the gurdvārā in Ventura
“Global Diasporas” (Winter 2014) students at the gurdvārā in Ventura