Summer Study in Accra, Ghana
The Webster University Ghana Campus opened its classroom on March 2014 and welcomes study abroad students of all majors. Ghana is one of Africa's most developed countries, performing favorably in indexes of governance, stability, peacefulness, and human development by regional standards.
Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. The campus is in Accra, Ghana’s capital and largest city with 2.3 million people (metro area has 4 million) on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean.
You don’t need a particular major to study in Ghana, or even any major at all. The self-discovery that takes place while studying in West Africa will inspire undecided or exploratory students with the direction they’ve been looking for. All majors are welcome and if you plan ahead and work with an advisor the courses offered will keep you progressing toward your degree on schedule. All courses are taught in English by highly qualified local and visiting faculty. Classes meet Monday through Thursday.
UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER 217 COURSES
For Webster students who are applying to study abroad this summer must fill the West African Experience Study Abroad Award Application
SOCI 2000: Pan-African Social Movements (3 credits) - This course will explore, through a sociological perspective, the Pan-African movement as a social movement designed to meet a wide variety of socio-economic and political demands from its adherents. This will be done with the support of lectures, student presentations, class discussions, audio-visual aids, and a wide variety of reading materials. Students interested in sociology, history, political science, economics, international studies, gender studies, and cultural studies will find this course of particular interest as its subject matter will dovetail into each of these related fields of study.
SOCI 2375: Global Social Problems (3 credits) - This course provides an introduction to a wide range of social problems around the world such as homelessness, crime, and poverty, and how these social problems differ by race, class, and gender. Includes major sociological theoretical perspectives on social problems (such as functionalism, conflict, interactionism, and feminism).
ISTL 2500: International Field Experience in International Studies (1 credit) - This course is for students embarking on travel and conducting topic-specific research through direct interaction and/or engagement with the material or people studied in a country other than that of the student's home campus. Requires prior and follow-up consultation with an appropriate faculty member approved by the head of the international studies program. To complete this course, the student must prepare a portfolio detailing the following: a comprehensive description of the intended field experience and projected itinerary, documentation of the travel and experiences, and a summary of and formal reflection on those experiences.