Academics

Course Overview

This course provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the plethora of challenges Africa presently faces as a result of its colonial legacy, its economic under-development, its tribalism, and the devastation triggered by wars, AIDS, other diseases, and natural or man-made disasters. The focus of this course is to look for possible answers to the question, ¿Why does Africa struggle?¿ Students will apply knowledge, modes of inquiry, and technological competence from the fields of History, Government, Cultural Studies, and Literature to understand the complexity of the issues that shape the lives of people in Africa. Particular attention will be given to the issues that affect deaf Africans. Students will optionally participate in a service learning project in conjunction with and on behalf of Deaf people in an African country of their choice.

Program: World Languages and Cultures

Credit: 3

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WLC-599

Independent Study

Independent Study

World Languages and Cultures

Credits 1-6

WLC-401

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World Languages and Cultures

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WLC-495

Special Topics

Special topics in the discipline, designed primarily for…

World Languages and Cultures

Credits 1-5

WLC-499

Independent Study

Intensive supervised study and research on topics of…

World Languages and Cultures

Credits 1-3

WLC-382

Masterpieces of Spanish…

This course covers readings from the 18th century…

World Languages and Cultures

Credits 3

WLC-383

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Readings from major writings of Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia,…

World Languages and Cultures

Credits 3