The slave trade was a tragedy that dramatically impacted the history and development of many African countries, the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Based in the Republic of Ghana, where much of the physical and social history of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade can still be found, this 4-week program gives students a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of this tragic chapter of human history as well as the tremendous impact slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade had, and continues to have, on human development.
In Accra, you’ll live in the Yaa Asantewaa House at the Aya Centre for Intercultural Awareness and Development.
This is a short-term accelerated program focused on the slave trade and is composed of one five-credit course, a one-credit module entitled “Telling the Story” designed to give students the tools required to translate learning experiences into personal and professional narratives, and site visits to: W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, James and Ussher Forts, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Assin Manso, Aburi Woodcarving Village, Ghana National Museum, and a Danish plantation.
Because they are short-term and accelerated programs, Seminars are a great study abroad option if you are concerned about cost or time constraints.
ACCR HIST/SOCY 3120
Myths and Realities of Slavery and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
Global Seminar in Accra, Ghana: Summer 2018
This is an interdisciplinary course designed to disrupt old assumptions, dispel lingering myths, and introduce students to the realities, paradoxes, and challenges that permeate the terrible histories of slavery in general and the socio-economic and political institutions that resulted from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in particular. Located in the Republic of Ghana, where much of the physical and social history of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade can still be found, this 4-week seminar will make an invaluable contribution to enhancing the students’ understanding of this tragic chapter of human history.