Follow Texas Tech Architecture and Honors Students on a Journey through India

The university is partnered with the Rai Foundation to help the students have a one-on-one experience with the Indian culture.

Written by Jaryn Jones

The seminar allows students to learn about other cultures by studying the ideas and symbolism expressed in the architecture.

The seminar allows students to learn about other cultures by studying the ideas and symbolism expressed in the architecture.

Students enrolled in Texas Tech's Honors 3301 fall seminar class recently concluded their semester with a two-week study tour of historical India.

Texas Tech partnered with the Rai Foundation which hosts participating universities as they learn about Indian culture. The study of selected buildings and sites in India provides students with an introductory understanding and appreciation of the country.

To follow their journey through India from the students' perspectives, visit their blog.

Professor Joe Aranha said students are able to learn about other societies and nations by studying the ideas and symbolisms expressed in their architecture.

"This Honors Seminar about Indian architecture expands the student's knowledge of architecture as a product of human imagination and thought," Aranha said. "At the same time, students are introduced to the cultural, multi-ethnic and religious diversity of India."

There are no prerequisites for the course. However, preference is given to junior and senior students.

Honors College

The Honors College at Texas Tech is dedicated to providing students with a broad education that prepares them for a lifetime of learning.

Honors Sciences and the Humanities (HSH), formerly known as Honors Arts and Letters (HAL), is a major and minor degree program offered by the Honors College. HSH integrates the seemingly disparate sciences and humanities, instilling critical thinking skills and communication literacy through reading and writing-intensive courses while simultaneously preparing students for STEM-based careers and rigorous post-graduate programs like law and medical school. Within the HSH major, students may choose to pursue degree concentrations in Medicine, Global Health & the Humanities; Humanities Driven STEM; Environmental Science & the Humanities, or Politics, Philosophy, Economics & Law.



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