2019-2020 Short-term Programs in Africa
Health, Culture, Schooling and Physical Activity in Botswana (PPE 200 3 credits) This course will engage students in learning about the Botswanian educational system and the development of programming for individuals with disability. Individuals will experience and work with teachers and students urban day school, rural residential boarding schools that focus on career training for these individuals.
Truth, Reconciliation, and the Struggle to be Well in South Africa (3 credits) This course seeks to examine the struggle of being well in the context of a post-Apartheid South Africa impacted by its Truth and Reconciliation Commission. By learning from local scholars and engaging in various activities, participants will consider nine primary dimensions of well-being: Career, Emotional, Environmental, Intellectual, Physical, Relational, Spiritual, and Vocational. Through the worldview lens of “Ubuntu” and methodology of reflective and experiential instruction, students will learn to think critically about the political, economic, ecological, and personal factors that contribute to both individual and communal well-being. As a result of this course, participants will be empowered to view the well-being of one as directly related to (and dependent upon) the well-being of all.