|Program Type||Global Seminar|
|Program Level||3000 level coursework|
|Courseload||One 3-credit course|
Global Seminars are 3-week study abroad programs led by University of Minnesota faculty and staff that feature:
- Intensive learning in a location that illuminates the topic
- Small groups of 15–25 students
- No prerequisites or language requirements
- Included excursions and cultural activities
- Instruction in English
In this Global Seminar, you will learn about South Africa’s history, its collectivist community, and lessons on living together, forgiving one another, and moving forward through discussions, readings, excursions, and a service learning project. You will complete several requirements for this program, including predeparture readings, a group history presentation and digital stories.
You are expected to participate actively in planned excursions, a service learning project, and class discussions. A reflective journal is also required and should contain personal thoughts and reactions to the culture, and how the course content connects to activities and class discussions.
Story-telling is an integral part of the course. Through participation in talking circles, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your experience and hear other perspectives as well.
Receive credit for: EDHD 3100
Liberal Education Fulfillment: Global Perspectives
Fulfills: Family Social Science and Youth Studies core elective