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Studies in Zimbabwe

 
We start at the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in South Africa.
The Cradle of Humankind is widely recognized as the place from which all of humankind originated. The 47 000-hectare (~18 miles) site has unearthed the best evidence of the complex journey which our species has taken to make us what we are – a place of pilgrimage for all humankind.
 
Three weeks later we end at Victoria Falls – one of the largest waterfalls in the world.
 
You will experience
 
  • Incredible wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Bush drives
  • Ancient rock drawings
  • River cruises
  • African food & music
  • Meeting villagers
  • Traditions of Zimbabwe
    • …and much much more!!! 
 
Zimbabwe Map
Anthropology Courses:  These courses will cover a range of topics including the prehistory of South Africa beginning with the evolution of early hominids to the development of state societies, archaeological methods, and the impact of colonialism on modern populations.  Specific attention however will be paid to the rock art of the San Bushmen in Zimbabwe. Students will have the opportunity to observe and record rock art sites in the areas of Limpopo and Matopos, Zimbabwe. Arrangements are also currently underway for student excavations at the site of Khami ruins. 


Sociology Courses:  These courses will review current literature on cross-cultural social & community sustainability organization.  Students will observe social and economic activities in Zimbabwe communities.  Students will document and examine work motivation, family, education, and other factors that energize, direct, and sustain community structures. Within these factors, they will focus on the relationship between the individual and the community, cultural commitment, social control, and citizenship behavior.

COURSES OFFERED:
  • ANTH 3300: Anthropology of Africa
  • ANTH 5343: Topics in Anthropology of Africa
  • SOC 4307: Individual Studies: Social Organization in Cross-cultural Settings      
  • SOC 5332:  Research Organization: Social Orgainzation in Cross-cultural Settings 
ESTIMATED PROGRAM FEE:
  • $TBD
PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES:
  • Airfare to/from Zimbabwe (may originate at DFW)
  • Most meals
  • Lodging
  • Transportation
PROGRAM FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • TTU tuition and fees (6 hrs)
  • Personal spending money
  • Insurance ($1.48/day)
  • Education Abroad fee ($200)
PROGRAM OPEN TO:
  • All TTU students
PROGRAM DATES:
  • May 26-June 18, 2015
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