Professor Patterson will take students to Zambia for 6 weeks (June 1-July 10, 2015) to study political, economic and social development. Coursework will examine the role of politics, social norms, gender, religion, health, and environmental issues in Zambia’s development. Courses will include site visits, speakers, discussions, and travel throughout Zambia. In Lusaka (Zambia’s capital), students will stay with homestay families and engage in intensive course discussions with Zambian university students. The course will travel to Copperbelt (urbanized, highly impoverished area in the north and site of the country’s copper mines) and Livingstone (home to Victoria Falls, and a site of tourism in the south). From Livingstone the group will cross the border into Botswana for a 3 day safari at Chobe National Park, where students will learn about park management and tourism as an economic development strategy.
Students receive 8 hours of credit for 2 courses:
Pols 339: The Political Economy of Development in Zambia and Botswana (also counts in IGS)
INGS 309: Society and Culture in Zambia
Cost for the program: $8270
The fee includes roundtrip airfare from Atlanta to Lusaka, visas, food, lodging, cultural events, in-country transportation, trip and medical insurance, and program fees.
The fee does not include souvenirs, spending money, malaria medications, required immunizations, and personal medications.
Contact Dr. Patterson if interested! firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications has been extended to December 10, 2014. Application materials link:Zambia Application Materials