Studies Abroad: South Africa Summer
Students must take both classes for 6 credit hours total. Both classes require SOC 101 or PSY 101.
· PSY/SOC/SJP 463 Children, Youth & Society – Dr. Andrew Guest. This course is about child and youth development as embedded in social and cultural contexts. For the summer of 2013 we will take advantage of visits to communities and services around Cape Town to explore, compare, and contrast the diversity of developmental experiences within South Africa and between cultural communities—with particular comparisons to similarities and differences in American childhoods. We will pay special attention to children and youth in marginalized communities in order to achieve a sophisticated perspective on inequality, social justice, opportunity, and well-being as related to human development.
· SOC 391 Social and Economic Development in South Africa - Taught by South African Professor (University of Cape Town)
This program is being organized for the University of Portland by IES Abroad, a study abroad provider that operates as a not-for-profit academic consortium. The UP program will use an IES Center running ongoing study abroad programs at the University of Cape Town.
The cost of the program is $6,300, and will include six credit hours, housing, museum admissions, excursions, and health insurance. Cost does not include airfare or food. Students live in apartments with kitchens and easy access to food stores.
The program begins on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 and concludes on Thursday, August 1, 2013.Participants must arrive before 6 pm on June 25 and depart before 10 am on August 1.
“ This program will allow students to have a first-hand look at cultural, political, and developmental issues in South African society while being based at the University of Cape Town—which is regularly ranked as the top university on the African continent. The group will take excursions to innovative community-based programs in the Cape Town region, to historical sites such as Robben Island, and to other sites that highlight the diversity, beauty, and challenges of modern South Africa.”
Accommodations will be made to live in the student residence at or near University of Cape Town.