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Paideia 450: Christianity, Slavery, and Their Representations in Ghanaian Literature
Accra, Ghana; Elmina, Ghana; Kumasi, Ghana; Tamale, Ghana (Outgoing Program)
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Lang. of Instruction: English Prerequisites: Junior/Senior Status, Paideia 111, 112
Program Type: J-Term 2 Max. Enrollment: 24
Academic Dept: Paideia No. of Credits: 4
All College Req(s): Paideia 450 Immersion: IS-Internatonal Studies
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INSTRUCTORS:  Guy Nave (Religion); Novian Whitsitt (Africana Studies and English)
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This course explores the complex connections between Christianity and the North Atlantic slave trade by: 1) studying and visiting the Cape Coast slave castles, as well as other landmarks and institutions of the slave industry in Ghana; and 2) examining and interpreting historical, literary and religious texts related to slavery. We consider the way European and European-American Christians justified slavery—consciously or unconsciously—through their interpretive and institutional practices. We also examine the perspective of African writers on the effects of Christianity upon indigenous cultures and social institutions.
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Estimated Cost: $3900 - $4250
Estimated Add'l Meal Costs: $300
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