SUMMER IMMERSION PROGRAM

A flavour of the FLAME fervor

FLAME UNIVERSITY SUMMER IMMERSION PROGRAM | COURSE BRIEFS


1. The Exciting World of Data Visualization
Prof. Rupa Korde

How to find the right data for your academic research and essays? How to create exciting charts and graphs and where to find data and tools to make them?


2. Colours and Emotions- Color Psychology Foundations and Applications
Prof. Sairaj Patki
The session will explore the basics of color psychology, help participants understand the link between colors and emotions and how these principles are harnessed in films, UX and marketing.


3. Backyard biodiversity: Conducting ecological research from the comfort of our homes
Prof. Shreekant Deodhar

When you think of plants, most of us imagine a green structure with leaves. However, there is so much more to plants than meets the eye. Plants have been on this planet for much longer than us, and are considered to be some of the most evolved creatures.

Through this module, we will learn to look closer into the secret lives of plants. Though they cannot move like animals, they still breathe, speak to each other, respond intelligently to their surroundings and adapt! Using a hands-on approach, we will learn how to observe them closely as well as understand why one should do so. We will learn to observe and scientifically document their responses to the changing climate, and how to contribute these data to citizen science projects.


4. Hit the road
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.
This 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. 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.


5. 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.


6. Contemporary Dance
Prof. Sayli Kulkarni

The class will consist of physical fitness and body awareness. We will explore the concepts of space, weight and fluidity and do some fun combinations and sequences across the floor.

Learn how to be smooth and gentle on the floor while doing complex movement sequences; how to move without hurting our self and others. The main aim of the class is to focus on systematic and in-depth breakdown of technique coupled with exciting choreographies and flow. Be a part of the class and understand the principles of releases, flow, spirals and acrobat.


7. Musical traditions in India
Prof. Sameer Dublay

The two session exposure program in Musical traditions in India aims at introducing the children to different Musical expressions in India. Lot of Music would be heard and watched in the class and discussions would be initiated about the idea of music. General method of the engagement would be participative and encourage participants to ask questions. The first session would end with learning of a composition and the second session would be more of the practical session where children would practice and try to evolve a five minute performance if possible. This activity should generate interest in Music and the children should pursue it further after going back.


8. Creating, communicating and delivering value through Marketing
Prof. Gitesh Chavan

Marketing is everything, let’s understand what are the pillars of Marketing, how each pillar contributes to this vast domain and adds value. Let’s understand in this session, how value is communicated to the consumer or customer and needs are met profitably. Marketing is defined as Meeting Needs Profitably –join, let’s learn HOW.


9. Demystifying the Science of Happiness
Prof. Garima Rajan

This session will help you scientifically understand happiness from multiple scientific lenses and help you learn key techniques to improve your own happiness and well-being.


10. Public Speaking and Debate
Prof. Kunal Sarpal

This session covers the different aspects of verbal communication viz. writing, structuring, researching, delivering and making an impact. The module will cover various styles of speaking, such as stand-up, inspiring keynotes; improve as well as the nuances of debating and the best practices that one should imbibe to become a successful debater.


11. Dance Mystique
Prof. 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.


12. COVID-19 Climate change and pandemics
Prof. Chaitanya Ravi

Even as COVID-19 claims more lives every day 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.


13. Lavale Field Trip
Prof. Shalaka Shaha and Prof. Shiv Kumar Jolad

Rural Exposure & Sensitization to Developmental Issues


14. ReAct- a Perspective on Theatre for life
Prof. Zubin Khetani

Practices from the performing arts can help anyone become a better listener, overcome uncertainty, and bolster confidence.
Using the fundamentals of theatre making, we will explore how to think creatively, communicate effectively, and collaborate within a team. A series of games and exercises will help us discover how to hone the mind, body, and voice to maintain composure in tense situations, and confidently convey your ideas at any stage of life.
Come, discover your sense of self in a space that is free of judgments. Take risks and test your boundaries, because failing is an important part of learning and growing!


15. Marketing Manthan
Prof. Swati Nalawade

Marketing is no more a special part of learning and doing business, it has become an integral and inherent one to all aspects. In order to understand managing businesses well, therefore, marketing and branding will be discussed at the core level.


16. Calligraphy
Prof. Suniti Vadalkar

Being one of the popular forms of art, the module on Calligraphy will teach students how to write Roman letter forms, create compositions with circular, angular and extended strokes of alphabets. Students will be able to write poems with these calligraphic expressions.


17. Film Appreciation
Prof. Malini Dasari

A basic introduction to understanding films and filmmaking. Students will understand the process of reading and analyzing films. Sum of the processes that constitute filmmaking will be elaborated upon. The sessions will involve viewing some film clips to illustrate the same.


18. Afflictions
Prof. Sreeparna C

Why are some people healthy and some people sick? There are two main ways in which we think about health, well-being, sickness, and disease: 1) they are thought to be natural events or 2) the result of choices we make. In the first, we believe that we get exposed to a germ or a toxin and we get sick. In reality, however, not everyone gets sick even when they are exposed to the same event or microorganism. Even if they do, not everyone has access to the same quality of care. Most importantly, not everyone gets exposed with the same frequency to events that may harm their health. The second way in which we think about sickness is that it is because of the poor choices we make. But not everyone has the same resources [knowledge, information, money, physical access] to make good choices for their health. In this session titled Afflictions, we will learn how subjects such as anthropology, sociology, public health, history, and politics can give us a more rounded understanding of health and well-being. While health and well-being are two examples, this kind of interdisciplinary Liberal Arts curriculum at FLAME University gives us a more thorough understanding of the many problems that afflict our society and planet.