A flavour of the FLAME fervor

SUMMER IMMERSION PROGRAM

FLAME UNIVERSITY SUMMER IMMERSION PROGRAM | COURSE BRIEFS


1. The Fast and Fun Way to Learn German
Prof. Chitra Dandawate

This module aims at introducing the German language and seeks to impart basic knowledge of German language. The module will focus on introducing the German culture and provide a framework for acquiring survival communication skills in the language.


2. Digital Footprints
Prof. Jasmine Hsu.
In this digital era, we spent countless hours online every day. Are you aware of risks and exposures when you decide to fill out a poll or play a game for fun? In this session we will learn about digital footprints and online safety and share tips on how to safeguard yourself online.


3. The exciting world of data visualization
Prof. Rupa Korde

The module will emphasize on the study of Economics where real life applications of Economics will be demonstrated through classroom games.


4. Gender Portrayal in Social Media Advertising
Prof. Neeta Sharma

Social Media and the youth of today are inextricable. Every waking minute of these youngsters is spent glued to their smart-phones. Phubbing is the buzzword of the 21st century and nomophobia is a recently acquired malady. In such a case, imagine the impact of the internet on the minds of over one-third of the Indian population!
Therefore, gender sensitization on all social media platforms is of the essence. One way to accomplish this is through advertisements that flood these platforms. Gender is a social construct that impacts attitudes, roles, responsibilities and behavior patterns of everyone in society. The students will be sensitised to gender issues through multidimensional perspectives of online advertisements. They will then represent their learning outcomes in different interactive ways.


5. The Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles in India
Prof. Andrea Phillot

Sea turtles are found in all coastal waters of India and in the Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Like all sea turtle species worldwide, turtles in India are experiencing threats that include climate change, pollution, poaching and hunting, coastal development, and the impacts of fisheries. In this module, students will learn about sea turtle biology and actions that conservationists are taking to reduce threats to their survival.


6. Dance Mystique
Radhika Mulay

Dance has been defined by many in various ways. It is a visual music for someone at the same time a hidden language of the soul for the other. The module will let one experience the greatest joy of movement, feel the space, enjoy the energy and find 'the new you' while moving through the music. The module will introduce Dance and Movement in the context of Indian and Contemporary Dance.


7. Gotham’s sons
Prof. Sairaj Patki

The most prominent characters of DC Comics – Batman and Joker are both products of the Gotham city and its socio-political fabric. This session will delve into the psychological factors that led to the creation of the caped vigilante and face-painted psychopath. We will explore how thin the line between good and bad, moral and immoral, healthy and unhealthy can sometimes be. These two characters help us investigate how life events and personal choices can shape one’s personality, values and beliefs and how the final actions can be a result of a complex interplay of several factors. Join us as we peek beneath Batman’s mask and under the Joker’s face paint!


8. Introduction to App Development for Creators of Tomorrow
Prof. Nishigandha Palshikar

As digital natives, you are all avid consumers of technology- you use smart wearables, keep in touch with friends using the internet and use mobile apps for all your day-to-day needs.
But have you wondered what it takes to create an app or what happens under the hood of all this technology?
Find it out in this fun session by designing, coding and publishing your first Mobile App.

Note- No prior programming exposure is needed for this session, so it's great if you're trying this for the first time


9. COVID-19, Climate Change and Pandemics - Converging Threats
Prof. Chaitanya Ravi

Even as COVID-19 claims more lives everyday and shows no sign of waning, an equally grave threat is appearing on the horizon. The massive ice melt caused by global warming is causing the collapse of permafrost (permanently frozen ground) in regions such as Alaska, Northern Russia, and Greenland. This is exposing ancient organic matter (plant and animal bodies) to the surface after millions of years. A 30,000-year old dormant virus found in this collapsing permafrost managed to revive in a lab to feed on amoeba. This has led to fears that humans could be exposed to pathogenic (disease causing) bacteria and viruses that our immune systems have no exposure to and are hence vulnerable to. This module will challenge students to understand the converging threat posed by a changing climate and its potential to expose humans to pathogens from the near and distant past, a challenge that could prove more serious than even COVID-19. The module will include a lecture, class-discussion of key concepts and online discussion board.


10. Hit road financial adventure
Prof. Jaslene Bawa

Three friends choose to go on a road trip, on this trip, one gets to choose which profession each friend wishes to take up, in the game you are supposed to finish the debt taken and keep 500 at the end, this helps them take the trip successfully and opt for skiing. This game helps you not only manage your funds successfully but also make sure you prepare for eventualities on the trip.

The game helps the students understand the importance of planning, how to earn funds, what jobs can the student undertake in the game based on the qualification chosen, the students can record transactions when they are undertaking the trip and also record their learning in the process as to what they did right and what could have been avoided. We will learn the three principles of debit and credit under Real account, Personal account and Nominal account. The game will be assessed on the following, a) the students have sufficient funds at the end of the trip to take the ski trip, b) have repaid debt, c) didn't face problems with food and money to spend on a daily basis and d) could handle and plan for the eventualities on the trip.


11. Insights into Marketing
Prof. Gitesh Chavan

Marketing has become increasingly integrated into the daily lives, which reflects our thoughts, attitudes and also the way in which we consume products, ideas , experiences and services. There is a lot in the domain of Marketing which you all will witness, learn and experience as the world of Marketing unfolds in front of you.
Social media applications are increasingly prominent among youth, however the other domains, like Branding, Advertising, Sales, Integrated Marketing Communication, Distribution etc are equally important.
In this compressed module, join us to witness the tip of the Marketing iceberg which will evoke interest and give you a quick glimpse of the unseen, fascinating and interesting subject.
Join us for an interactive duologue, commingled with great learnings.