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Learning Objectives & Outcomes

All ACM colleges are grounded in the liberal arts tradition, and this educational commitment extends to ACM off-campus study programs. By participating in one of these programs, you’ll benefit from studying in a new location that combines experiential, place-based learning with academic purpose similar to your home campus as you pursue the program's learning goals.

In each program you’ll enjoy small class sizes, allowing you to work closely with faculty and other students. You’ll also live in housing and participate in activities that provide everyday opportunities to connect course-based learning with the local community and culture.

You’ll find that the learning objectives and outcomes of each ACM program reflect these liberal arts educational values.

The India: Social Entrepreneurship & Development program is designed to introduce you to the complexity of economic and social development in India from the intersecting perspectives of regional, national, and global interests.

Program learning objectives:

  • Apply your liberal arts education to the practice of social entrepreneurship through an internship placement.
  • Gain an understanding of the role of the non-profit sector and its partnership with the Indian government in the country's development through coursework and site visits. 
  • Develop a broad understanding of Indian society and intercultural literacy through cultural immersion.

When you complete the program, you should be able to describe the major challenges that face India and how it is addressing them in areas such as the economy, domestic policies, social services in health and education, migration and human rights, and the environment; and identify the steps required to analyze responses to development-related issues through the internship placement. Students who elect the semester option that includes four weeks in Jaipur, Rajasthan should be able to compare the states of Maharashtra and Rajasthan in terms of regional history and culture.