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African Studies Program in Ghana


 

The objectives of the 10 days exchange programme at the Regent University College of Science and Technology is to give opportunity to international students to learn more about Africa in Africa, by not only visiting the historical, cultural places but also taking lessons focused on Africa.  The Regent University African studies program is unique. It does not only highlight the history of Africa and its people but it also projects the effects of such history on the present economy and the development of the continent of Africa as a whole. Presenting an intriguing curriculum, interspersed with opportunities to experience the issues raised in the lectures, students/participants are fully exposed to what they should know about the African continent through their experience of Ghana.

 

The detailed program is as below:

Day/Activity

Learning outcomes

Day 1

Welcome

 

Day 2

1. “African Art” lecture

2. Tour  of the Arts Market, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Black star square

  1. Students can identify artist and period of major works of art.
  2. Describe historical and contemporary approaches to the creation of art.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the religious, political, moral and cultural contexts in which works of art were made.

Day3

A trip to Elmina Castle / Cape Coast Castle and Kakum Park

  1. Identify the two castles as representatives of the over 20 forts, castles and hulk that were constructed in the Gold Coast.
  2. Identify the castles as major pre-colonial architectural works.
  3. Using the two castles as reference points, students should be able to describe the nature of European trade along the Gold Coast.
  4. Identify the castles as major hallmarks of the Atlantic Trade.

Day 4

“Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: West Africa” Lecture (methodology include the use of films on the topic) and Workshop 

 

  1. Identify the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade as a major trade that involved the movements of large population of Africans from the continent.
  2. Discuss the impact of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade on West Africa.

Day 5

1. Visit to Du Bois Center and James Town Lighthouse

2. University of Ghana Theatre (Friday) or on campus entertainment program

 

  1. Identify Du Bois as a prominent Pan-Africanist whose major interest was the challenge against racism and discrimination.
  2. Identify Du Bois as one of the Pan-Africanist who settled in post-colonial Ghana in solidarity with the creation of the new nation and the relevance of his work on Pan-Africanism.
  3. Identify him as the major brain behind the project Encyclopedia Africana.
  4. Identify James Town as major British trading center along the Gold Coast and its relevance in early European trade along the Coast of West Africa.

Day 6

1. “African Development” lecture

2. "African Pentecostalism" lecture

  1. Exposure to discussion on global parameters for development.
  2. Examine why in spite of the promise of growth and development at independence almost all African countries have not been able to achieve that level.
  3. Have a comprehensive understanding of the rise of African Pentecostalism.
  4. Discuss the characteristic distinction and uniqueness of African Pentecostalism within African Christianity.

Day 7

1. African Pentecostalism by visiting a church (Sunday)

2. African dance & music and poetry program 

  1. Appreciate and understand the significant role of African Pentecostalism within the context of global Christianity.
  2.  Appreciate and understand the contribution of African Pentecostalism to socio-economic growth.

Day 8

1. “Peoples and Cultures of Africa” lecture

2. workshop on cultures and shows

  1. Appreciate the varied culture of the people of Africa.
  2. Identify some of the cultures in Ghana.

Day 9

A trip to Larteh- Regent Social Responsibility Projects and visit to the Chief’s Palace

  1. Cultural transfer through interaction with basic school students.
  2. Appreciate the social, economic and political functions of chieftaincy in the Ghanaian society.

Day 10

“Contemporary African Economies” lecture

  1. Students will understand the economic challenges of Africa ( a rich but poor continent) and appreciate the challenges to African development especially  in reference to Ghana
  2. Students will understand the dichotomy between the numerous natural resources and the poverty of states.

 

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Payment Details

Bank Name: Access Bank

Branch: Osu 

Account name: Regent University College of Science and Technology 

Account number: 0030100028391

Or

Bank name: Ecobank

Branch: Dansoman

Account name: Regent University College of Science and Technology

Account number: 0080014409688801

 

Accommodation arrangements

Participants who require accommodation can choose from any of the three (3) listed facilities:

  1. Ridma Management Centre (Bethel house). This is about 10 minutes’ walk from the University. A room per person per night is 200 ( breakfast inclusive).
  2. Sylvia’s hostel (one person in a room is 120, two (2) people in a room). The hostel is five minutes walk from the University. Cost is breakfast inclusive.

 

 

Contacts

0207970700 (Charlotte Atteh)

0243113435 (Agnes Abbey)

0272089826 (Daniel Agbeko)