Program Details

The course will begin in Cape Town and then move to Pretoria for the remainder of the course. The following topics will be covered: key points in the history of South Africa; religious perspectives on apartheid; intellectual and armed conflict; fifty year
Location:
Pretoria, South Africa; Cape Town, South Africa
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The course requirements and evaluations are based on the following: daily journal and reflection pieces; class participation; and a final paper. For the duration of the program, the class will meet from 9:00 am to approximately 1:00 pm in the arranged classroom followed by lunch and an afternoon excursion.

The course will begin in Cape Town and then move to Pretoria for the remainder of the course. The following topics will be covered: key points in the history of South Africa; religious perspectives on apartheid; intellectual and armed conflict; fifty years of American foreign policy toward South Africa; Desmond Tutu and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission; reparations, forgiveness, trauma and healing; economic empowerment, gender. justice and religion; refugees, migrants, and xenophobia; HIV/AIDS; Christians-Jews-Muslims in South Africa; community organizing and economic justice

This course is ideally suited for students in a Faith, Peace and Justice Program, Political Science and International Relations majors, pre-social work and pre-law students, Philosophy and Theology majors, majors in African and African Diaspora Studies, and students interested in religion and public affairs, human rights, social policy, and moral psychology.
Setting Description:
University of Pretoria & University of Cape Town Cultural Activities Include: Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg Jesuit Urban Center in Johannesburg Safari at Krueger National Park Hike Table Mountain in Cape Town Robben Island Kirstenbosh Botanical Gardens District 6 Museum, National Historic Site Visits to mosque, synagogue, churches Cape of Good Hope/ Cape Penninsula, Simons Town, Boulders Beach, and Cape Point
Cost:
Cost information will be posted on the program page in December.

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