[Blackstudies-l] The Ghana Program

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Mon Feb 6 22:36:34 EST 2017


On Wednesday February 8 at 2:30 in ISC 137, there will be an information
session for this summer’s two study abroad programs in Ghana in West
Africa.  Both will be offered May 19-June 20.  The Ghana programs have
expanded to a larger size, and a few more seats are now available.  Two
courses are available.

*Biol. 344, Biology and Global Health:* Earn 300-level elective and
laboratory credit toward the Biology major and minor while studying abroad
in West Africa in the summer of 2017.  This class will introduce students to
public health and environmental issues and their intersection in a lower
middle-income country.  Prerequisites: Biol. 117 & 119

*Sociology 378, Sociology Seminar:  *Earn upper-level sociology credit
studying development with a focus on health, environment and education.
Prerequisite: An introductory Sociology course or another relevant social
science course.

Both courses will travel together and examine many of the same issues
through different disciplinary lenses.  The approach will be largely
and applied, and site visits will include schools, hospitals, businesses,
farms, markets, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and community
development projects.  Embedded in the course is a research experience
working with neglected tropical diseases in a marginalized community on the
outskirts of the capital city in conjunction with a public health
research laboratory
at the University of Ghana.

More information, including cost, is available on the Geneseo Study Abroad
web site, or from Susan Bandoni Muench (Bandoni at geneseo.edu) or Joanna Kirk
(Kirk at geneseo.edu).  The cost worksheet for this program is available
online on the Study Abroad web site.  In terms of cost, this program offers
good value, in that the program fee includes accommodation, transportation,
and all site visits (including a safari!) and other class activities, but also
many meals.  Additional purchases, whether food, souvenirs or gifts, are
economical, due to the low cost of living in Ghana relative to the US.

Susan Bandoni Muench
Professor of Biology
Spencer J. Roemer Professor 2012-15
SUNY Geneseo
1 College Circle
Geneseo NY 14454
Phone: 585-245-5309 <(585)%20245-5309>
Fax: 585-245-5007 <(585)%20245-5007>
bandoni at geneseo.edu
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