Programs by Country: Senegal + Dialogue of Civilizations
Dialogue of Civilizations | Dakar, Senegal
Faculty Leaders: Prof. William Miles, Political Science (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Prof. Loiza Miles, World Languages Center (email@example.com)
Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Information Session: Next Session When Faculty Returns from Senegal in mid-January
Courses: POLS4937 Government and Politics – Learning Abroad in Senegal & FRNH 1302 Elementary French Immersion 2 OR FRNH 2301 Intermediate French Immersion 1
Description: Since independence in 1960, Senegal – a French-speaking, Muslim nation in West Africa – has maintained one of the most robust democratic systems on the entire African continent. That it has managed to do so in the face of persistent poverty is little less than remarkable. This course will introduce students first-hand to one of the most intriguing (and hospitable) countries in the annals of African and Islamic politics, history, culture, and economic development. Classes, in English, at the West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar will be supplemented by excursions throughout the city and elsewhere in the country. Successful completion of the French language component of the course helps satisfy Northeastern’s foreign language requirement.