Sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies at Binghamton, this program is suitable for all majors. The 6-credit program will provide students with a unique opportunity to study aspects of Ghanaian culture both in a classroom setting and in the field, in order to develop an individual ethnographic research project that addresses a relevant topic in their field of study. Possible subjects include music and dance, theatre, cultural anthropology, sociology, education, business, health and environmental sciences, comparative literature, cinema, linguistics and Africana studies.
Ghana is known throughout the world as the "jewel" of West Africa. Featuring a beautiful coastline and people with a reputation for friendliness and kindness, Ghana gives students the opportunity to learn about Africa in a safe and comfortable setting. In 1957 Ghana was the first nation in Africa to achieve independence, and it has always been at the forefront of the African unity movement.Passing the historic 50-year anniversary of its independence, Ghana boasts a stable, democratically elected government that successfully promotes development while maintaining a sense of pride in Ghana's culture and history. Ghana has many important cultural cites, including royal palaces, slave castles, sacred lakes, and gorgeous natural forests.
There will be four online course modules beginning in late-March, through early May. The group will leave for Ghana in late July and return to the U.S. in mid-August. There will be a follow-up meeting after the return from Ghana to present research projects.
Last Updated: 9/18/12