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Ghana Study Abroad

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The focus of this Mini-Term Study Abroad session in Ghana (West Africa) is to survey Ghanaian history, economics, politics, society, and cultures. Such topics as the “Historical Overview of Ghana” (First Independent Sub-Saharan Country in 1957), “Political Economy of Ghana,” and “Role of Women in National Development,” “Traditional West African Ethics, Morality, and Religious Patterns” are taught by Ghanaian faculty at the University of Ghana at Legon, Accra.

In addition to attending such seminars, students will have the opportunity to visit the W. E. B. Dubois Memorial Center, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, some rural villages, Elmina Castle, museums,  and Ashanti King Palace; take a canopy walk at Kakum National Park; and perform community service.

During the Mini-Term Study Abroad session the students are required to maintain a daily journal and reflect and share their experiences each day at the dinner table. At this time students also discuss chapters from Things Fall Apart by Achebe, as it relates to the activity of the day.

This course is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Tennessee and other universities and colleges. Upon the successful completion of the course, students will receive 3 hours of undergraduate credit for Africana Studies Foreign studies 491. Graduate students will receive 3 hours of graduate credit for Special Topics 510.

2009 Ghana Study Abroad is May 13-29.

Applications are available at Mini-Term Study Abroad.

Contact Information

Dr. Amadou Sall
1206 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Phone: (865) 974 - 5052
E-mail: asall@utk.edu