Courses

Undergraduate

WOL 1170 Introduction to Wolof Language & Culture (3 credits)

This is an introductory course to Wolof language and culture. Its goal is to provide students with rudimentary understanding of the language and the ability to use it in daily life situations during the summer program in Senegal and The Gambia. The course will also make the students culturally aware of Wolof cultural particularities and cultural history

ANT 4473 Anthropology of Globalization (3 credits) Global Learning (GL) course

This course provides an examination of the global economic, political, and cultural processes including the movements of people, commodities, and capital; and a study of the formation of identities, consumption practices, and gender dynamics. Offered at the undergraduate level, this course will be mostly taught during a summer abroad in Senegal and in The Gambia, West Africa, where tourism is a major national industry. The course’s focus will mostly be on the practice/performance of “cultural or heritage tourism” in the Senegambian region from the perspective of the multi-disciplinary field of inquiry called “tourism studies.”

Graduate

ANG 6472 Anthropology of Globalization (graduate section) (3 credits)

This graduate section provides an examination of the global economic, political, and cultural processes including the movements of people, commodities, and capital; and a study of formation of identities, consumption practices, and gender dynamics. The course will be mostly taught during a summer abroad in Senegal and in The Gambia, West Africa, where tourism is a major national industry. The course’s focus will mostly be on the practice/performance of “cultural or heritage tourism” in the Senegambian region from the perspective of the multi-disciplinary field of inquiry called “tourism studies.”

AFA 6905 Special Independent Study / Directed Readings in AADS (3 credits)

The main objectives of the course is to familiarize enrolled students to the scholarly preoccupations, research and literary methods and writing styles and publications of West African, and mostly Senegalese and Gambian, scholars/intellectuals. Graduate students enrolled in this course linked to the 2013 Study Abroad Program in Senegal and The Gambia, will be reading one required book a week.