GBL 247 GHANA: WEST AFRICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE

This course is designed to allow Elon students to experience life in vibrant modern Ghana while gaining an appreciation for the country’s rich past. The class will integrate studying with Ghanaian professors and visits to fascinating sites throughout the country. Students will learn about the powerful Asante state, the tragic Atlantic slave trade, Ghana’s contemporary history and the challenges facing Africa today. You might discuss African politics with a Ghanaian professor one day, and on another learn about rural life through a family visit in the village of Sokode. Our travels will include African markets, craft centers, museums, castles, beaches, a festival, a tropical rainforest and a savannah game park. The course contains a service component, as the class has actively assisted with Ghanaian development projects, especially in the Volta Region.

Credits

4 sh

Prerequisite

Acceptance into program and completion of GBL 147

Course Types

Civilization; Society; Experiential Learning Requirement

Offered

Offered winter.

Notes

Application, acceptance and additional travel fee required.

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