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April 16, 2014 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: 5057 Woodward 2nd floor, Suite 2022 | Map
5057 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students

Study in Africa

with the African Democracy Project

HON 4260 - Namibia, Fall 2014

If you're interested in a unique course opportunity on African democracy, join President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor Irvin D. Reid this Wednesday, April 16 from 1-2 p.m. for a special information session for HON 4260 in the Maccabees Building, 5057 Woodward, 2nd floor, suite 2022.

The course entails studying Namibian democracy at Wayne State for 10 weeks, then accompanying Dr. Reid, and co-instructors Audley "Kano" Smith, Honorary Consul General of Namibia, and Darryl Shreve, director of the Emmy Award-winning short film WatRUfightn4? on a two-week field study to Namibia in November, 2014. You will interact with students and citizens, and observe the national presidential elections where you will meet government officials and political candidates. You will also participate in the making of a documentary on democracy in Africa.

This course is for all majors and covers contemporary issues in Namibia, including HIV/AIDS and other health challenges, religious and traditional practices, political parties, sustainable economic development, civil societies, and race and gender.
The field study will be based in Winhoek, the capital city but will also travel to rural areas for field research. Schedule and weather permitting, there may be a one day safari and one day sightseeing stopover in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Estimated cost is $3,975, plus extras.  Start looking for that summer job now!  Enrollment is by permission only.

If you have additional questions or are unable to attend the information session but interested in this course, contact Dr. Reid at focis@wayne.edu or call 313-577-5550.

For more information about this event, please contact Pam William at 313-577-5550 or plwilliam@wayne.edu.