Honors Travel Seminars

Honors Summer 2014 Travel Seminars

Sustainable Development in Africa: Study Abroad in Uganda
Instructors: Debra Bishop, Jimmy Senteza, Glenn McKnight
HONR 067
6 credits

This three-week travel seminar focuses on human rights, democracy, entrepreneurship, education, tourism, health care and business practices through the lens of a Drake study trip to Uganda. Dr. Jimmy Senteza, one of the lead professors for the trip, grew up in Uganda, and has used his connections there to create a course which exposes students to life-changing learning experiences in a developing country. Dr. Glenn McKnight, another lead professor for this course, completed part of his doctoral dissertation in Uganda, and has bridged connections with the Makerere Institute of Social Research, giving students on this trip opportunities to interact with influential figures in Ugandan government.  Students on the trip also do work with a school for children with special needs, meet with business professionals, go on a safari tour, and take a tour of rural agriculture.

Please e-mail any of the trip instructors for details about the study trip in Uganda.


Turkey — Middle East Through Films; Islam in the 21st Century 

Instructors:  Mahmoud Hamad, Sentwali Bakari
POLS 133 & HONR 075
each course 3 credits

Description forthcoming.


Seeing South Africa

Instructors: Melisa Klimaszewski, Yasmina Madden
each course 3 credits

Descriptions forthcoming.

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