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Globalization and Cultural Legacies in Accra, Ghana

  • City: Accra
  • Term: Fall, Winter
  • Instruction in: English
  • Students interested in: Afroamerican and African Studies, History, International Studies, Philosophy
  • Internship Available!

Earn 16 credits on this exciting program in Accra. This program draws on work by leading Africanists in ways that will appeal to students majoring in a variety of areas, including African studies, globalization, economics, technology, anthropology, sociology, and communications. Students will examine the ways in which technological change and innovations are impacting social and political realities in Ghana, and will be exposed to a wide variety of field sites and topics on the intersections between technology, health, and farming. Eurocentric representations of Africa have downplayed the continent’s diversity and prosperity and have emphasized narratives of deprivation and backwardness. Learn to critically examine these representations and their effects on the ways Westerners engage with Africa.