All participants will have the same shared learning experience in Accra, but there are a number of different course numbers participants can register for. Participants must register for 3-6 credits using one or more of the following courses. Students
- Accra, Ghana
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
- WILL RETURN IN 2016
This course compares the way that contemporary societies have addressed differences of race, ethnicity, religion, and gender in their educational systems. We will examine these questions through the lens of history, exploring how these societies—and their schools--have changed across time. We will place special emphasis upon Ghanaian education, interspersing our classes with site visits to schools, state agencies, and non-governmental organizations. At the end of the course, we will ask how Ghana and the United States might learn from each other in a globalizing world of flux, opportunity, and danger.
Through a variety of site visits including a girls' school, a vocational school, a religious school, and a school for the handicapped, students will gain first-hand experience across a spectrum of educational options in Ghana. Other site visits in Accra will include trips to the tomb of the first president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, and the vibrant, renowned market place of Makola Market. Outside of Accra, students will visit the Cape Coast, the site of two major former slave castles, and Kumasi, the center of the old Asanti kingdom.
All participants will have the same shared learning experience in Accra, but there are a number of different course numbers participants can register for. Participants must register for 3-6 credits using one or more of the following courses. Students should speak with their academic adviser to determine which course(s) will best fit their degree requirements. Undergraduate Students: HSED-UE 1028 (4 credits) Graduate Students: TESOL-GE 2039 Advanced Individual Projects in MMS (3 credits) LANED-GE 2005 Intercultural Perspectives in Multicultural Education (3 credits) ENGED-GE 2191 New Perspectives on the Teaching of English (3 credits) ENGED-GE 2300 Independent Study - Texts and Teaching for Diverse Learning Needs (3 credits) SOCED-GE 2145 Humanities and Social Sciences (3 credits) SOCED-GE 2140 Culminating Seminar: History and Social Studies Workshop (3 credits) INTE-GE 2300 Independent Study in International Education (3 credits)
- Setting Description:
- Students will live in one of two complexes managed by NYU in Ghana: Church Crescent, which has four duplex units or doubles and triples, or Solomon’s Lodge, which has single and double rooms within one building. At Crescent, each duplex faces a common courtyard and houses approximately seven students in double and triple rooms, each with a private bathroom, kitchen, and living room with TV/DVD player and telephone for local calls. Solomon’s offers large communal areas (study lounge, dining, kitchen) with all the amenities of Crescent. Both complexes have air conditioning and 24-hour security. Both are located near shopping centers including the Makola Market, a busy open air market and the Koala Supermarket.
- 2015 Graduate Tuition: $1479 per point, plus registration fees 2015 Housing Fee: $750 2015 Activity Fee: $650
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- Students can transfer their federal financial aid from their home institution to help pay for their tuition at NYU Shanghai. Visit the financial aid office at your home school to learn more about consortium agreements.
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