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04/01/2014
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2.75 Overall GPA
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01/29/2015 - 05/31/2015
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Extended to: 11/15/2014
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Program Overview

Program Overview

Interested in the political and economic challenges facing Sub-Saharan Africa and developing nations? Is learning about West African musical and dance forms more your style? You can do all of this and more on CIEE’s Arts and Sciences program in Legon, Ghana. One of Africa’s most stable countries, vibrant Ghana offers a rich cultural heritage and fascinating history of politics and social change to explore. The program offers wonderful opportunities in the classroom and in the community for students to explore critical issues relate to public health, development, and African history and culture.

Study abroad in Legon and you'll:

  • Get to know life in West Africa by living with a Ghanaian family, volunteering with a local organization, doing an internship, or simply observing day-to-day life
  • Enroll in a wide range of courses, including West African performing arts, Twi language, African studies, social work, politics, economics, and religion
  • Experience firsthand the issues challenging Ghana today
  • Enjoy CIEE-led travel excursions to different parts of the country
  • Receive extensive and ongoing support from CIEE staff and CIEE-trained University of Ghana “U- Pal” students
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants
  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants

    For minority students from minority-serving institutions who demonstrate financial need based on estimated family contribution (EFC)

  • Bowman Travel Grants
  • Bowman Travel Grants

    For students who want to pursue study abroad in Africa, Asia Pacific, the Caribbean, or Latin America, and who demonstrate financial based on estimated family contribution (EFC)

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence

    For students with a GPA or 3.8 or higher who excel in academic pursuits devoted to socially important areas of study

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    For students who demonstrate financial need, CIEE provides direct support for travel.

    Awards: Up to $1,500 per student

  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships

    The Michael Stohl Research Scholarship is awarded to students studying for a semester or year who are self-identified as a 1st generation college student, demonstrate financial need, are a non-traditionally aged student, have a non-traditional background, and/or are planning to conduct research as part of the study abroad program. Preference is given to students from public higher education institutions. Awards range from $1000-$5000, depending on duration of study and financial need, and are applied toward the awardee's CIEE program fee.

  • CIEE International Academic Internship Merit Scholarships
  • CIEE International Academic Internship Merit Scholarships

    For high-achieving students who want to combine an academic internship and study abroad

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

The Arts and Sciences study abroad program in Legon provides an opportunity for students from all academic disciplines to study in Ghana. Popular areas of study include political science, history, dance, and music, but a full range of academic areas are provided and available. Every CIEE student is required to take a Twi language course, to learn the predominant local language in Ghana.

Volunteering and Community Service

study abroad in Ghana

Immerse yourself in the Ghanaian culture while giving back to your host community. You may volunteer at local businesses, social services, and cultural institutions, as well as in local schools. Previously, students have volunteered in hospitals and rural health clinics, the Ghana National Museum, various NGOs, day care centers, elementary and junior high schools, media houses (print media), domestic violence support centers, and law and human rights organizations.

The CIEE Study Center in Legon also undertakes community service every semester. Past projects have included painting, weeding, and scrubbing at a special needs center; donation of cloth items and water tanks; and the building of a water filtering system at a village.

Excursions

Excursions bring your coursework to life in Ghana. After an insightful lecture on the impact of slavery in the country, you’ll head to Cape Coast to explore slave castles where transatlantic slavery took place. You’ll explore the traditional chieftaincy institution, history, and culture on a weekend trip to the Ashanti Region. And you’ll enjoy day trips to places like Aburi Botanical Gardens, the Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm, Boti Falls, and the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum. Students have also enjoyed visiting Lake Volta, the National Museum, the W.E.B.Dubois Center, Dodi Island, and the coastal town of Elmina.

Internships

Gain important real-world experience by pursuing an internship. You might shadow doctors and nurses during ward rounds at the Ghana Police Hospital; teach English or math to kids at the Future Leaders Underprivileged Care Center; or work as a field officer for Mail Finance, which promotes the economic well-being of market women and petty traders.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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End Date
Costs
Fall 2014 (19 wks)
04/01/2014
08/01/2014
12/13/2014

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Fall 2015
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$15,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$13,474
Housing ***
$1,790
Insurance
$113
Visa Fees
$173

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** students placed in homestays will have breakfast and dinner provided during the week and three meals a day on weekends

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$1,800
International Airfare **
$1,550
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$250
Personal expenses
$2,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* for students in dormitory; homestay students only need to budget for lunches during the week, estimated at $500 for one semester

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2015 (17 wks)
Extended to: 11/15/2014
01/29/2015
05/31/2015
$15,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$13,474
Housing ***
$1,790
Insurance
$113
Visa Fees
$173

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** students placed in homestays will have breakfast and dinner provided during the week and three meals a day on weekends

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$1,800
International Airfare **
$1,550
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$250
Personal expenses
$2,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* for students in dormitory; homestay students only need to budget for lunches during the week, estimated at $500 for one semester

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2016
11/01/2015
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2014-2015 (43 wks)
08/01/2014
05/31/2015

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2015-2016
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$30,100

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$25,934
Housing ***
$3,580
Insurance
$113
Visa Fees
$173

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** students placed in homestays will have breakfast and dinner provided during the week and three meals a day on weekends

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$3,600
International Airfare **
$1,550
Local Transportation
$800
Books & Supplies
$500
Personal expenses
$4,000
Expenses during break ***
$500

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* for students in dormitory; homestay students only need to budget for lunches during the week, estimated at $500 for one semester

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

*** academic year students are responsible for meals during the semester break

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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
  • Sophomore level standing and above
  • College-level coursework in African studies recommended
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit for the semester is 15–18 semester/22.5–27 quarter hours. + (EXPAND) With the exception of courses in the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana course contact hours are 39–42 hours and recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course.

Courses in the Institute of African Studies, designed for first-year students at the University of Ghana, have a recommended credit of 1 semester/1.5 quarter hours and 13–16 contact hours.

The CIEE Twi language course has 48 contact hours and recommended credit is 3 semester/ 4.5 quarter hours.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students will take the required Twi language course and a minimum of four additional courses chosen from the regular offerings at the University of Ghana. Students are required to take at least one course in a subject related to Africa. Students may also take the CIEE Intercultural Communication and Leadership course in Legon as an elective.

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About the City

About The City

Legon is a fairly quiet suburb about 20 minutes north of the capital city, Accra, and roughly 30 minutes from the coast and its beautiful beaches. The sprawling university campus and its many students comprise a large portion of the town. A large shopping mall is located approximately 10 minutes away, and several grocery stores are easily accessible to students. There are local restaurants and bars within the Legon area that many students enjoy. Just 3 degrees north of the equator, you’ll find rainforests, wildlife parks, and pristine beaches ready for exploring. The well-educated citizenry welcomes Americans with open arms.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Kwasi Gyasi-Gyamerah

Resident Director

Kwasi Gyasi-Gyamerah served as resident coordinator at the CIEE Study Center in Legon, Ghana, before becoming resident director in 2006. Born and raised in Ghana, Kwasi received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from the University of Ghana. His research interests are adolescent sexuality and mental health issues. He provides pro-bono psychological services to the Juvenile Correctional Center in Accra.

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Akwaaba (welcome) to Ghana, a beautiful tropical country only a few degrees north of the equator. Ghanaians are a very friendly, warm, and hospitable people, and visitors to the country time after time describe their experience as meaningful and exciting. Ghana’s rich cultural heritage is a huge attraction in terms of language, religion, and family life. The ability to explore the country’s past and present is limitless.

At the CIEE Study Center, you have tremendous opportunities to experience, learn, and immerse yourself in every facet of Ghanaian and West African life and culture. Here, you study Twi, Ghana’s most widely spoken language; take courses at the university; and study West African performing arts, such as music and dance. The variety of housing options also allows you to immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of the Ghanaian people. Volunteer and internship opportunities add value to your learning goals. If you’re interested in exploring economic development, Ghana provides an excellent case study.

— Kwasi Gyasi-Gyamerah, Resident Director

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Ruth Asante

Program Assistant

As Program Assistant at the CIEE Study Center in Legon, Ghana, Ruth Boatemaa Asante assists with day-to-day student welfare services and housing coordination. She also assists the resident director in teaching the CIEE Intercultural Communication and Leadership course. Ruth received her bachelor’s degree in administration from the Business School of the University of Ghana.

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Janet Boafo

Resident Coordinator

As Resident Coordinator, Janet Anarfi Boafo assists the Resident Director, and helps students with academics, student welfare, volunteer and internship placements, and day-to-day matters. Janet obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Ghana.

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Abena Owusua Gyamera

Program Assistant

As Program Assistant, Abena Owusua Gyamera is responsible for housing coordination. Abena received her associate’s degree in youth development from the University of Ghana.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

The oldest and largest university in the country, the University of Ghana has an enrollment of more than 28,000 students and faculty of over 900. The university offers programs in agriculture (including three research stations), consumer sciences, arts, law, medicine, science, social sciences, business, nursing, public health, African studies, international relations, journalism and communication, population studies, statistical research, social research, and economic research, among others.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

study abroad in Ghana

Housing is included in the program fee and students have the choice of two housing options:

On-Campus Dormitory – Students live in a University of Ghana dormitory on campus with a CIEE student, Ghanaian, or other international student. Students share double rooms and basic kitchen facilities. Meals are not included in the dormitory option. Students can prepare their own meals with the limited cooking facilities in the dormitory or eat at establishments on or off campus. Students living on campus can expect fewer amenities and more basic accommodations but do benefit from close interaction with Ghanaian and other African peers. The dormitories are a short walk from the CIEE Study Center.

Homestay with Ghanaian Family – This option provides an excellent opportunity for immersion into the local culture and is strongly recommended for students who wish to take full advantage of their experience in Ghana. Breakfast and dinner are provided during the week; breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided on weekends. Lunches during the week are the responsibility of the student. Since homestay families are located throughout greater Accra (beyond Legon), in most cases students are required to use public transportation to and from the university, a 30-to 40-minute commute.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Legon even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. The resident director meets students online and shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: to help you understand more about the program and identify your goals.

Once in Ghana, you'll take part in a week-long mandatory orientation during which you’ll be introduced to the country, culture, academic program, and practical information about living in Legon and Ghana. Throughout the week you'll participate in activities including excursions and lectures on topics such as health and safety, cross-cultural communication, academics, and life in Ghana. Faculty from the University of Ghana provide additional orientation lectures on Ghanaian history, culture, religion, economy, and family life. Ongoing support is provided by CIEE on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Culture

Culture

Student Activities and Clubs

study abroad in Ghana

Opportunities are available to join music, theater, or art groups, participate in athletics, and attend lectures, discussions, and receptions. Sports such as soccer, running, swimming, field hockey, and tennis are popular with Ghanaian students. Basketball and baseball are fast gaining popularity among University of Ghana students as well.

U-Pals

Local university students, called U-Pals, will assist you with day-to-day matters, organize social events, and help you adjust to your new environment, both at the University and in Legon. These students are recruited and trained by CIEE and are a true hallmark of the program.

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Academics

Academics

The University of Ghana has a range of traditional offerings similar to undergraduate programs at U.S. colleges and universities. The CIEE Arts and Sciences program provides an opportunity for students from all academic disciplines to live and study in Ghana, learning firsthand about the country and its people, while continuing to pursue their own academic goals. Popular areas of study for CIEE participants include political science, history, dance, and music. A full range of academic areas are provided and available to participants. Every CIEE student is required to take a Twi language course, to learn the predominant local language in Ghana. This is achieved through the academic program in Legon, integrated study with Ghanaian students, and immersion into the cultural and social life of the university and the surrounding community.

Internship

The resident director assists qualified students in finding an internship or organizing an independent research project. Students must receive permission from their home institution prior to the start of the semester to enroll in an internship or independent research for credit. Similarly, internships must be planned well in advance, and prospective participants must have their proposals approved by CIEE and their home institution prior to the start of the program. More information on the independent research and internship options can be found in the course listing.

Academic Culture

Students are required to take a full program of courses, including all prescribed assignments and written exams. Teaching methods at the university normally involve a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and laboratory classes in the sciences courses.

Students often notice striking differences between their home educational system and the Ghanaian system. Following the British model, this system offers a less-structured environment that requires students to take greater responsibility and initiative. Courses may involve relatively few contact hours each week since professors expect a great deal of individual study. Learning by rote is the model most often used in classes. This entails professors reading from notes or books, with the expectation that students copy word for word their recitation. Most classes at the University of Ghana are very large, thus making classroom interaction with the professor very rare.

For semester participants, the program includes one week of orientation, 13 weeks of instruction, one week of review, and three weeks of final exams. For academic year participants, the program includes one week of orientation followed by two semesters; there is a three- to four-week break between semesters. Students can stay in their housing during this time, but they are responsible for the cost of meals.

Nature of Classes

Participants take Twi language with other CIEE students only. Other courses are taken alongside Ghanaian, CIEE, and other international students.

Grading System

SStudents normally are graded solely on a final examination. CIEE issues official academic records for all participants of the CIEE Study Center at the University of Ghana in Legon.

Language of Instruction

English
Twi

Faculty

All courses are taught by faculty members from the University of Ghana.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

COMM 3301 ALLA

Intercultural Communication and Leadership
In this class, participants will develop skills, knowledge, and understanding that will help them communicate and engage more appropriately and effectively in Legon as well as in other intercultural contexts. Students will explore various topics in intercultural communication in the context of their experience abroad, and will practice intercultural learning processes that they can apply when working across difference in a wide variety of contexts. Participants will increase their own cultural self-awareness and develop personal leadership skills to help them become more effective in an interdependent world. Learning will involve in-class exercises, active reflection, discussion, readings, field reports, short lectures, and out-of-class activities that engage students in the local culture on a deeper level. Contact hours: 42. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

INDR 3003 ACGH

Directed Independent Research
CIEE supports qualified students who wish to pursue an academically rigorous independent research project while abroad. In order to enroll, students must submit a research proposal including a clearly defined research topic, explanation of research plans, description of preparation in the planned area of study, list of resources, tentative outline of a final paper, and suggested schedule of progress. Students complete a total of 135 hours of research and meet regularly with an advisor to complete an academically rigorous, ethically sound, and culturally appropriate research project and final paper. Approval for participation in Directed Independent Research must be obtained from the resident director and the student’s home institution prior to arrival on the program. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

INSH 3003 ACGH

Internship
With permission from their home institution, qualified students may undertake an internship for credit while in Ghana. Internships are typically arranged with local NGOs and private institutions in the areas of health, education, and development. After acceptance to the program, students must submit a clear statement of purpose, including specific areas of interest and a résumé. Upon receipt of the approved plan, the resident director explores internship placements and, after arrival, meets with the student and organization director to work out specific details of the student’s internship. Students meet regularly with an internship supervisor, maintain a journal, submit field reports, and present a final research paper that uses their experience at the organization to make inferences about issues in the region. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

University of Ghana Courses

Required Twi Language Course

GHLS 111-Ghanaian Language Proficiency for Beginners

Twi Language for Beginners
The goal of this language course is to give students a basic knowledge of Twi, Ghana’s most commonly spoken language. The course is interactive with a combination of classroom and community-based activities. Students interested in studying another Ghanaian or African language may do so, but must still enroll in the Twi language course.

Core Curriculum Courses

Students are required to take at least one course that focuses on Ghana and/or West Africa. Most of these courses are offered in the following departments at the University of Ghana: History, Politics, Archeology, Economics, Philosophy, English, Sociology, and Religions. Odd-numbered courses are offered in the fall, and even-numbered courses are offered in the spring. Actual course offerings vary from year to year, and not all courses are offered every semester. Students are advised that due to possible changes in the courses offered each term, they should be flexible in selecting courses and not necessarily expect to fulfill specific major requirements of their home institution. The academic administration at the University of Ghana does not publish course syllabi on a regular basis. Therefore, course syllabi are not always available prior to departure.

ARCH 307—Art History of Ghana
ENGL 332—Critical Issues in African Literature
GEOG 308—Geography of Gender and Development
HIST 407—Colonial Rule and African Response: Partition and Pacification
PHIL 310—African Philosophy (offered in spring and fall)
PHIL 406—Philosophy and Contemporary African Experience
POLI 306—Africa and the Global System
POLI 307—International Conflict, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights
POLI 309—Ghana from Colonialism to Independence
POLI 315—Identities and Conflicts in Africa
POLI 404—Electoral Politics and Democracy in Ghana
POLI 408—Issues in Africa’s International Relations
SOCI 316—Medical Sociology
SOCI 409—Gender Studies
SREL 403—African Traditional Religion

Regular University Courses

Students should review their academic plan with their academic advisor before departure. The first step in the plan is to develop a list of courses offered at the home institution that fulfill requirements or electives. Students should then bring the course outlines for these courses to Ghana. Once at the University, students are able to identify the courses that are equivalent. Courses are offered in many disciplines. All degree courses have a three-digit number in one of the following ranges. The third digit of the course number is zero for a course that is offered both semesters. Odd-numbered courses are offered in the fall, and even-numbered courses are offered in the spring.

Second year courses are numbered from 200–299.
Third year courses are numbered from 300-399.
Fourth year courses are numbered from 400-499.

Visit www.ug.edu.gh for more details. Please note that University of Ghana course titles and codes are subject to change, and thus the list below should only be used as a general reference.

African Studies
AFST 200 Appropriate Technology for Rural Development in Africa
AFST 210 Special Framework of Economic Development
AFST 220 Africa in the Modern World
AFST 230 Culture and Development
AFST 240 Our African Heritage through Literature
AFST 250 African Popular Culture: Traditional Popular Festivals
AFST 270 African Music
AFST 280 African Dance
AFST 290 African Drama

Archaeology
ARCH 203 Human Origins and Cultural Foundations
ARCH 204 Early Civilization of Africa
ARCH 303 Foragers and Farmers in West Africa’s Prehistory
ARCH 304 Complex Societies of Iron Age West Africa
ARCH 306 Ethno Archaeology of Africa
ARCH 307 Art History of Ghana
ARCH 402 Evolution of Man in Africa
ARCH 405 Paleo/Historical Demography of Africa
ARCH 408 Historical Archaeology in Africa

Biology
BIOL 316 Environmental Zones of West Africa

Classics
CLAS 307 Greek and Carthaginian North Africa
CLAS 308 Roman North Africa

English
ENGL 303 Introduction to African Literature
ENGL 324 Studies in African Drama
ENGL 325 Ghanaian Literature
ENGL 326 Studies in African Prose
ENGL 328 Literature of the Black Diaspora
ENGL 329 Studies in African Poetry
ENGL 332 Critical Issues in African Literature

Geography
GEOG 303 Regional Geography of Africa (excluding West Africa)
GEOG 304 Regional Geography of West Africa (with special reference to Ghana)
GEOG 308 Geography of Gender and Development in Africa
GEOG 417 Historical Geography of Africa
GEOG 438 Geopolitics of Africa

Geology
GEOL 352 Introduction to the Geology of Ghana
GEOL 421 Geology of Africa
GEOL 423 Geology of Ghana

History
HIST 101 Earliest Civilizations
HIST 102 Selected Topics in World History
HIST 203 Africa and the Wider World in the 19th Century
HIST 204 Africa in the International Setting in the 20th Century
HIST 301 History of Ghana up to 1800
HIST 302 Ghana in the 19th and 20th Centuries
HIST 303 History of Africa up to 1500
HIST 305 The Black Diaspora
HIST 306 Islam and Christianity in Africa
HIST 307 Economic History of West Africa
HIST 308 History of Africa from 1500 to 1800
HIST 312 Economic History of West Africa from 1890 to 1960
HIST 314 The History of Western Medicine in Ghana
HIST 407 Colonial Rule and African Response: Partition of Pacification
HIST 408 Colonial Rule and African Response: Nationalism and Independence
HIST 491 The Fante States in the 17th Century (history majors only)
HIST 492 The Fante States in the 18th Century (history majors only)

Linguistics
GHLS 303 Phonology of a Ghanaian Language
GHLS 304 Morphology and Syntax of a Ghanaian Language
GHLS 311/312 Literature of a Ghanaian Language

Music
MUSC 309 Music of West Africa

Political Science
POLI 201 Introduction to Development Studies
POLI 202 Introduction to International Politics
POLI 306 Africa and the Global System
POLI 309 Ghana from Colonialism to Independence
POLI 311 Africa: Political Economy of Colonialism
POLI 313 Theories of Development and Underdevelopment
POLI 315 Identities and Conflicts in Africa
POLI 322 Development Administration
POLI 332 Political Thought in the Black Diaspora
POLI 406 Ghana’s Foreign Policy
POLI 407 Foreign Policy Analysis
POLI 408 Issues in Africa’s International Relations
POLI 409 Politics in Developing Countries-Western Africa
POLI 411 Markets, Politics, and Society in Ghana
POLI 412 Political and Economic Reforms and Democracy in Africa
POLI 413 Gender and Politics
POLI 418 U.S. Policy Towards Africa
POLI 427 The Military and Politics in Ghana
POLI 428 Human Rights in Africa

Religion
SREL 202 History of Religions in West Africa
SREL 204 Introduction to the Ethics of Religions in Western Africa
SREL 317 Religion in Ghana
SREL 321 African Traditional Ethics
SREL 346 The New Testament and the Contextualization of Christianity in Africa
SREL 348 Emerging Theologies in Africa
SREL 354 Christianity and African Culture
SREL 365 Islam in West Africa
SREL 372 Islam and African Culture
SREL 402 West Africa Church History
SREL 403 African Traditional Religions

Sociology
SOCI 203 Traditional Ghanaian Social Institutions
SOCI 204 Social Structure of Modern Ghana
SOCI 402 Societies and Cultures of Africa
SOCI 404 The Context of Development and Underdevelopment

Theater Arts
DRAM 304 Drama in African Societies
DRAM 405 African-American Theater

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