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At the Crossroads of Cultures and Peoples: Global Studies and Religion in South Africa, Amsterdam and London
Amsterdam, Netherlands; London, United Kingdom; Various, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
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|Restrictions:||Concordia College applicants only|
|Region:||Africa/Middle East, Europe||Term:||May|
|Duration:||30 Days||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Program Leader:||Elna Solvang, Jan Pranger, Nick Ellig||Program Type:||Summer School Abroad|
|Course:||Religion 339JG, Sociology 312GS (Credo option)||Cost:||$5,450 plus tuition|
The course SOC 312 S/G/(Credo) “Global Development Issues” will introduce students to the social scientific study of social-economic development by using South Africa as a case for exploring global development issues and their outcomes. We will explore how issues like migration, crime, poverty, democracy-building, environmental degradation and others must be understood as global development issues.
The course REL 339 J/G “World Christianity” will survey the diversity of Christianity in the non-Western world by means of a comparative methodology and illustrate essential historical, cultural, socio-political, and theological issues in the study of non-Western Christianity through its focus on South Africa. We will explore how Christianity in South Africa has related to the politics of racial separation and has struggled to overcome it through resistance and reconciliation. We will also study how Christianity in South Africa responds to issues such as HIV/Aids, social inequality, migration, the aspirations of young South Africans, traditional African religions, and ecological concerns.
Students enrolled in either course will travel and live together while meeting in different classes. Besides classroom discussions we will also learn through site visits, meetings, service learning projects and a safari in Pilanesberg National Park. We plan to visit the following locations during the 2015 South Africa Summer School:
· Amsterdam, the Netherlands
· Cape Town/Stellenbosch, South Africa
· Johannesburg/Soweto, South Africa
· Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
· London, UK
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