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Dates:
05/26/2014 - 06/23/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 04/30/2014
Credit:
3 - 4 semester / 4.5 - 6 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Dates:
06/23/2014 - 07/21/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 05/15/2014
Credit:
3 - 4 semester / 4.5 - 6 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Dates:
07/21/2014 - 08/17/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 06/15/2014
Credit:
3 - 4 semester / 4.5 - 6 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Dates:
05/26/2014 - 07/21/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 04/30/2014
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Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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06/23/2014 - 08/17/2014
Deadlines:
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Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Deadlines:
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Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
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See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Are you ready to spend your summer living and studying abroad in a French-speaking West African country considered by many to be one of the most developed and democratic nations in that region? Are you interested in exploring and engaging with Senegalese society and its people through homestays, cultural activities, and community engagement projects in local communities?

If you are, the Summer Senegalese Studies study abroad program in Dakar is ready for you.

Study abroad in Dakar and you will:

  • Spend a summer exploring one of the most exciting countries in West Africa
  • Take innovative courses in Senegalese history, politics, literature, education, religion, and public health and development issues
  • Learn firsthand about Senegalese society through homestays with local families and community engagement opportunities at local NGOs and other organizations
  • Explore Senegalese society and culture through special field trips and excursions to places such as Saint Louis, Toubab Dialaw, Gorée Island, and local museums
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Intercultural Comparative Experience

Travel with friends to a new city to explore history, art, architecture, culture, and social challenges. Part of every short-term program, our three-day Intercultural Comparative Experiences are an ideal way to highlight cultural differences and sharpen critical thinking skills.

Expand your global perspective. Spend an intercultural weekend in a second exciting locale!*

Coursework

Explore a wide range of subjects from French/Francophone studies, African studies, international relations, and development studies in a bilingual curriculum. Elective study abroad subjects include history of Islam; public health and development in Senegal and Africa; contemporary issues in Senegalese politics; and crisis management and international law in Africa.

Excursions

Included in the program is a day trip to historic Gorée Island, including visits to the Slave House, Women’s Museum, and Historical Museum. Each program session includes a weekend trip to Toubab Dialaw, a fishing village and artists’ colony, or Saint Louis, the former capital of French West Africa. Additional local activities and field trips are included in each session.

Cultural Immersion

study abroad in Senegal

Community engagement is an important component of this summer study abroad program. CIEE resident staff assist interested participants in finding volunteer projects in various organizations throughout Dakar. CIEE has an established network of community partnerships with local NGOs, other local organizations, and orphanages. Projects may range from teaching English and math skills to young children or creating activities for children at an orphanage to working on training programs for girls and young women or helping officials with urban healthcare projects.

*Non-CIEE location

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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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Costs
Summer 2014 Session I (4 wks)
Extended to: 04/30/2014
05/26/2014
06/23/2014
$3,850

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, field trips, local transportation pass for students not living within walking distance of campus, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$2,865
Housing ***
$525
Insurance
$102
Visa Fees
$58

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

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,750
Local Transportation
$90
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$300

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.

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

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Summer 2014 Session II (4 wks)
Extended to: 05/15/2014
06/23/2014
07/21/2014
$3,850

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, field trips, local transportation pass for students not living within walking distance of campus, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$2,865
Housing ***
$525
Insurance
$102
Visa Fees
$58

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

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,750
Local Transportation
$90
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$300

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.

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

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Summer 2014 Session III (4 wks)
Extended to: 06/15/2014
07/21/2014
08/17/2014
$3,850

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, field trips, local transportation pass for students not living within walking distance of campus, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$2,865
Housing ***
$525
Insurance
$102
Visa Fees
$58

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

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,750
Local Transportation
$90
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$300

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.

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

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Summer 2014 Session I, II (8 wks)
Extended to: 04/30/2014
05/26/2014
07/21/2014
$6,930

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, field trips, local transportation pass for students not living within walking distance of campus, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$5,420
Housing ***
$1,050
Insurance
$102
Visa Fees
$58

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

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,750
Local Transportation
$180
Books & Supplies
$150
Personal expenses
$600

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.

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

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Summer 2014 Session II, III (8 wks)
Extended to: 05/15/2014
06/23/2014
08/17/2014
$6,930

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, field trips, local transportation pass for students not living within walking distance of campus, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$5,420
Housing ***
$1,050
Insurance
$102
Visa Fees
$58

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

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,750
Local Transportation
$180
Books & Supplies
$150
Personal expenses
$600

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.

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

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Summer 2014 Session I, II, III (12 wks)
Extended to: 04/30/2014
05/26/2014
08/17/2014
$10,010

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, field trips, local transportation pass for students not living within walking distance of campus, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$7,975
Housing ***
$1,575
Insurance
$102
Visa Fees
$58

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

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,750
Local Transportation
$270
Books & Supplies
$225
Personal expenses
$900

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.

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

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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
  • 2 semesters of college-level French or equivalent
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit for the summer study abroad program is 3–4 semester/4.5–6 quarter hours per session and 6–8 semester/9–12 quarter hours for both sessions.

Contact hours are 45 hours and recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per content course. The Survival Wolof language courses include 15 contact hours for a recommended 1 semester /1.5 quarter hours per course.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

The program is offered in two, three-week sessions. Students may participate in one or both sessions. Students are required to enroll in one content course each study abroad session. In addition, students may enroll in the optional Survival Wolof Language course.

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About the City

About The City

The Republic of Senegal, which achieved independence in 1960 after more than a century of French colonial rule, is arguably one of the most democratic countries in West Africa. Senegal has a population of nearly 12 million, with two and a half million living in Dakar, the political and economic capital and one of West Africa’s most vibrant cities. Although French is the country’s official language and Wolof the predominant language, other languages are spoken by the country’s multiethnic population, which is more than 90% Muslim.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Victoria Fletcher

Victoria Fletcher, Assistant Resident Director, first came to Dakar in 1998 as a study abroad student. Since then, she has returned to the city to work in different capacities, including serving as the CIEE Program Assistant from 2006–2007. Prior to rejoining CIEE Dakar in 2010, Victoria worked for three years in Portland, Maine as the CIEE Enrollment Officer for Africa and the Middle East. Victoria brings to this role nearly seven years of experience in North and West Africa, including serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Morocco. She received her B.A. in Literature from Kalamazoo College and her M.A. in International Educa- tion from the School for International Training. Victoria’s responsibilities include leadership of the CIEE Dakar summer program.

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Perched on the westernmost point of Africa, Dakar is one of the continent’s most vibrant cities. It is also a hub of intellectual and cultural activity in West Africa. The city abounds with museums, historical sites, shops, restaurants, beaches, and open-air markets. Dakar is also a fascinating blend of African and Western influences, and program participants will have the unique opportunity to explore firsthand how the country has maintained its rich cultural identity while embracing outside values and amenities. By delving into the multicultural and multifaceted nature of Senegalese society, participants will learn about the tolerance that pervades the social fabric.

In addition, living with Senegalese families will provide insight into the culture and expose participants to the ubiquitous Wolof value of teranga (hospitality). You can expect to be embraced by the population here and to develop long-lasting ties to the country. We will also enhance your learning outside of the classroom by offering opportunities for community engagement and excursions to some of Senegal’s most beautiful and historically significant sites. This will be a transformative experience for all participants, and one that will shift your perspective in ways you cannot anticipate. We look forward to welcoming you to the land of teranga!

— Victoria Fletcher, Assistant Resident Director

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Moutarou Diallo

Program Assistant for Academic and Cultural Services

Moutarou Diallo is the program assistant for academic and cultural services at the CIEE Study Center in Dakar. His professional experience in study abroad includes an internship with the International and Study Abroad programs at Fordham University, a position as assistant for curriculum design at Brooklyn International High School, leading summer youth programs, and helping organize a service-learning program for Lakeside School in Seattle. Diallo has taught Wolof, French, and Pulaar for several international programs, including the Peace Corps, SIT, and CIEE. Additionally, he has taught French with the French Language Heritage program at the French Embassy in New York City and served as an academic coach for the International Rescue Committee’s project on West African Parent Engagement in Staten Island. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Institut de Formation en Administration des Affaires (IFAA) and a master’s degree in international education from the SIT Graduate Institute.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

The CIEE Study Center is located in the Amitié III neighborhood near restaurants, shops, cultural centers, and the largest public university in Senegal. Some study abroad students walk from their homestay to the Study Center, while others take public transportation. CIEE students study exclusively with other CIEE participants in a building that shares facilities including a library, computer lab, café, and student lounge with L’Insitut Supérieur de Droit de Dakar (ISDD). ISDD, a branch of the Université de Perpignan Via Domitia in France, offers degrees in political science and law and has a mostly Senegalese student body.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

study abroad in Senegal

Housing and meals are included in the program fee. All students live in a Senegalese home in a furnished room. Living with a Senegalese family enables students to have daily contact with French and/or Wolof languages and learn about family and social life in Senegal, which are crucial aspects of the culture. While French is the official language of the country, Wolof is most commonly spoken in the homes of CIEE host families. CIEE study abroad students realize the challenges of living in a multiethnic and multilingual society as they learn to function in both languages.

Host families tend to view U.S. students as “adopted children” and expect them to eat meals and spend time with their family and friends. Homestay placements are determined on the basis of a preliminary questionnaire and confirmed on site in consultation with the program’s housing coordinator. It is important to keep in mind that the Senegalese live simply, and such amenities as washing machines and microwaves are not commonly available. Meals tend to be considerably less varied than in the U.S.; rice and fish are considered staple foods in Senegal. A meal stipend is given to students so that they may supplement and vary their diet.

All students live within walking distance of the Study Center.

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Orientations

Orientations

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You'll begin your study abroad experience in Dakar even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. Meeting with students online, the resident director 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 to identify your objectives so that you arrive well-informed and return home having made significant progress towards your goals.

A two-day orientation session at the beginning of the program introduces you to Dakar, Senegalese culture, and the program. The orientation includes specially-designed sessions on health and safety, local living logistics, and community engagement opportunities.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. You will have access to wireless Internet and a small computer lab in the CIEE Study Center. You will also have access to the Internet at the numerous Internet cafes in Dakar.

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Academics

Academics

All courses during the summer study abroad programs are taught by local Senegalese faculty, most of whom have faculty appointments at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD). The program is made up of three, four-week sessions. Students may choose to participate in one, two or three sessions. Courses typically meet every morning, Monday through Friday, for three hours, with structured outings and activities incorporated into each course.

Students enroll in one elective course each session. Although final course offerings will depend on actual program enrollment, the program typically offers at least one course taught in English and one course taught in French each session. Students may also enroll in the optional Survival Wolof Language course each session.

The CIEE Study Center in Dakar offers study abroad students the opportunity to live and study in a French-speaking West African country and to immerse themselves in two of Senegal’s official languages—French and Wolof. Through a broad range of coursework in English and/or French, students engage in topics concerning Africa, in general, and Senegal, specifically. By doing so, participants gain a greater understanding of the issues and challenges facing Senegal today and learn firsthand about this multilingual society.

Academic Culture

Students will notice striking differences between their home educational system and the Senegalese model, which is based on the French system. While students in the U.S. are accustomed to a very structured system, the Senegalese method generally requires students to take greater initiative and responsibility in a less structured environment.

Some American students could misperceive a course as having a light workload or few assignments, but students are expected to engage in a great deal of individual study and extensive reading outside of the classroom.

Classes are generally lecture-based, but CIEE teachers are encouraged to foster more interactive classroom dynamics. In addition to lectures and discussions, many classes involve student presentations, which may take up a greater part of the course schedule than students are accustomed to in the U.S. Courses are designed to offer opportunities for students to draw a parallel between the theoretical information they receive in the classroom and the social and cultural experiences they have outside of class. Field trips and guest speakers are organized to supplement students’ education and provide a practical orientation to their learning.

Nature of Classes

Participants take classes with other CIEE students only.

CIEE Community Language Commitment

As students gain proficiency in French and Wolof, resident staff encourage them to use their language skills in everyday settings. The more students participate, the more a community that contributes to French and Wolof language proficiency and understanding of Senegalese society develops.

Grading System

Final grades in CIEE courses are based on a combination of attendance, participation, papers, presentations, and a final paper or exam. CIEE reports Senegalese numerical grades (0–20 scale) in U.S. letter grades using a conversion scale.

Language of Instruction

English
French
Wolof

Faculty

All courses are taught by local Senegalese faculty, most of whom have faculty appointments at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD).

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Course Description

Course Description

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 cancelled 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.

Session I

Content Courses

EDUC 3102 SGSU

Education and Culture in Senegal
(in English) This course provides an overview of the past and present Senegalese educational system to help students assess the adequacy of the system with respect to the nation’s development goals. It also examines the links between language, education, and development in the context of a multicultural African country. Instructor: Mouhamadou Lamine Kane, Independent Consultant

HIST 3003 SGSU/RELI 3001 SGSU

History of Islam
(in French) This course presents the history of Islam from the 10th through the 21st centuries, specifically emphasizing its evolution and development in Senegal. Students examine Islam’s historical, philosophical, and theological development, and become familiar with the basic beliefs and practices of Islam. In addition, the course touches on Sufi brotherhoods, Koranic education, and Islam during the colonial era. This course may also include a field trip to the holy city of Touba. Instructor: Dr. Abdoul Aziz Kébé, Department of Arabic, UCAD

POLI 3001 SGSU

Contemporary Issues in Senegalese Politics
(in French) Senegal has the reputation of being a relatively strong and stable democracy. Has this reputation always been consistent with reality? This course answers this question by investigating the political history of Senegal. In order to better understand the Senegalese political landscape and the lessons that can be drawn from the country’s political trajectory in the postcolonial era, the course investigates the major moments that helped shape this country’s political ethos and also casts a critical glance at the different components of Senegalese civil society and its relationship with the State. This course helps students become more acquainted with the specifics of Senegalese politics and with the state of democracy in this country. Students also acquire critical knowledge that enables them to discuss the importance of Senegal in the region’s geopolitics. Instructor: Dr. Babacar Gueye, School of Law, UCAD

Optional Language Elective

WOLO 1001 SGSU

Survival Wolof Language
The goal of this course is to provide students with a basic functional knowledge of Wolof, so that they can comprehend and use the language in everyday situations. The focus is on cultural immersion through oral communication.

Session II

Content Courses

AFST 3002 SGSU/LITT 3001 SGSU

African Society Through Contemporary Literature
(in French) This course introduces students to Africa through a comparative analysis of diverse literary works from Francophone and Anglophone African countries. Works are examined in light of their treatment and representation of relevant issues and themes specific to Africa. Instructor: Dr. Adama Sow Dièye, Department of French, UCAD.

HIST 3002 SGSU

Topics in West African History: Atlantic Slave Trade
(in English) The course begins with an overview of the history of African societies prior to the arrival of the Europeans, and then looks at the consequences and impact of the slave trade on contemporary African society. This course may include trips to Gorée Island and/or St. Louis. Instructor: Dr. Ibrahima Seck, Department of History, UCAD

PUBH 3001 SGSU

Public Health and Development in Senegal and Africa
(in French) This course introduces students to the major public health problems facing Senegal as a developing country. Particular emphasis is on analyzing the priorities, needs, and environmental factors that come into play in the development of programs and prevention strategies. Field excursions to various sites are organized to facilitate students’ understanding of the issues discussed in class. Instructor: Dr. Aldiouma Diallo, IRD

Optional Language Electives

WOLO 1001 SGSU

Survival Wolof Language
The goal of this course is to provide students with a basic functional knowledge of Wolof, so that they can comprehend and use the language in everyday situations. The focus is on cultural immersion through oral communication.

WOLO 1002 SGSU

Survival Wolof Language II
This course is a continuation of the Survival Wolof Language course and is intended for summer students who have already completed the first Wolof course in Session I. The course is designed to increase students’ facility to read, comprehend, speak, and write in Wolof, with students proceeding to more advanced syntax and vocabulary, written essays, guided discussions, and class presentations on relevant culture topics. Classes promote a deeper understanding of the language and culture through music, media, and Wolof proverbs.

Session III

AFST 3002 SGSU/LITT 3001 SGSU

African Society Through Contemporary Literature
(in French) This course introduces students to Africa through a comparative analysis of diverse literary works from Francophone and Anglophone African countries. Works are examined in light of their treatment and representation of relevant issues and themes specific to Africa. Instructor: Dr. Adama Sow Dièye, Department of French, UCAD.

EDUC 3102 SGSU

Education and Culture in Senegal
(in English) This course provides an overview of the past and present Senegalese educational system to help students assess the adequacy of the system with respect to the nation’s development goals. It also examines the links between language, education, and development in the context of a multicultural African country. Instructor: Mouhamadou Lamine Kane, Independent Consultant

WOLO 1001 SGSU

Survival Wolof Language
The goal of this course is to provide students with a basic functional knowledge of Wolof, so that they can comprehend and use the language in everyday situations. The focus is on cultural immersion through oral communication.

WOLO 1002 SGSU

Survival Wolof Language II
This course is a continuation of the Survival Wolof Language course and is intended for summer students who have already completed the first Wolof course in Session I. The course is designed to increase students’ facility to read, comprehend, speak, and write in Wolof, with students proceeding to more advanced syntax and vocabulary, written essays, guided discussions, and class presentations on relevant culture topics. Classes promote a deeper understanding of the language and culture through music, media, and Wolof proverbs.

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