ALS / WHIS 320 URBAN GHANA: PAST & PRESENT
Faculty-Led, Short-Term, Study-Abroad Course
ITINERARY: Note—unforseen circumstances might mean minor changes.
Thursday, 9 Oct 2014—Depart NYC, afternoon or evening.
Friday, 10 Oct 2014 – Arrive Accra. Check-in Miklyn Hotel, E. Legon.Orientation to Accra.
Saturday, 11 Oct 2014 – Morn lecture by Mr. Ansah, CEO-TV Africa, tour/short film showing;
Mokola Market, “urban drop-off” experience; then walking tour of old Accra/Jamestown-Bukom, Lighthouse, Evening: Azonto lessons with Kweku.
Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 – Travel to Kumasi via Koforidua & Kwabeng where we have a reception with Kwabeng Council of Elders, Check-in Park Towers Hotel, next to KNUST. Debriefing.
Monday, 13 Oct 2014 -- 8:30-11:30 : Lecture & performance from Dr. Amponsah (Agya Koo Nimo) & Addadam Agofomma dance troup. Box lunch, Travel to Cape Coast afternoon & check-in Sasakawa Annex, University of Cape Coast.
Tuesday, 14 Feb 2014 – Morning lecture on Slave trade: Impact, resistance & memories by Dr. Opoku-Agyemang, UCC. Afternoon visit to Cape Coast Castle. Dinner Sasakawa. Naming ceremony with Mr. Mensah & drumming @ Elmina Beach.
Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 – Morning lecture on economic and ecological sustainability Dr. Kofi Sam, followed by field visit to Essaman village, site of women’s palm oil production. Afternoon: we visit Elmina Castle, followed by walking tour of Elmina town.
Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 – individualized field study and student conducted interviews: UCC primary & Jr. secondary schools, road market, sustainability projects, castle staff interviews. Kakum Forest visit.
Friday, 17 Oct 2014 – Return early to Accra. Visit to Ghanaian Parliament. Debriefing in the evening.
Saturday 18 Oct 2014 – Morn: Dr. Oduro-Frimpong lecture on Ghana’s video industry.W.E.B. Dubois Center. Labadi Beach. Individual projects continue.
Sunday 19 Oct 2014 – Church or Aburi Gardens visit. Tetteh Quarshie Craft Market Visit. Eve Departure/Airport.
Monday 20 Oct 2014 – Arrive NYC.
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