Anticipated dates: August 1-21
Application deadline: February 2, 2015
Contact: Professor Ivy George
SOC291: SOCIAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA
This three-week international experience is constructed to take advantage of the rich culture and history of South Africa. The focus of the experience will be on peace studies and reconciliation. The class will be limited to 10–12 students. The seminar is open to students from ALL majors but is particularly appropriate for Sociology majors and students interested in issues of development and reconciliation. Maturity, discipline, and graciousness are absolute requirements in a cross-cultural context such as South Africa.
The seminar will focus upon Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa with a possible visit to Harare, Zimbabwe.
A typical day will include some combination of the following:
SOC291 focuses upon the issues of peace and reconciliation as they have been worked out in the South African context with its rich and complex ethnic, racial and historical background. The seminar has a pre-departure requirement of 5 on-campus classes meeting over the months of March and April.
Registration for international seminars is handled by the GEO after accepted students have paid their deposit to the GEO.
GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING CORE CREDIT
Students wishing to fulfill Global Understanding core through participation in the South Africa Seminar must:
Please respond to emails from the GEO about registration for COR210 and 211. Both COR210 and 211 are one-day Saturday classes.
Program costs of approximately $5350 include (to be finalized fluctuation in costs possible due to airfare and exchange rate):
Students are strongly encouraged to see their financial aid counselor regarding arrangements for financial payment.
APPLICATION: Deadline February 2, 2015
Juniors and seniors of all disciplines are welcome to apply. The coursework is particularly relevant to those studying sociology, social work, or psychology. Interested students should:
Upon acceptance a $450 program deposit is due to confirm participation.
For further information please contact:
The Global Education Office
Dr. Ivy George
Professor Sociology and Social Work