Traveling to Ghana: West African Spirituality and Afrofuturism (AFR)
Instructors: Dr. LeSette Wright, Dr. Jasmine Jones & Mr. Keith Bullock
Date: May Term (Summer I)
Estimated Cost: $5,020*
This course will be an exploration of African (particularly Ghanaian) Spirituality and Afrofuturism. We will engage with topics such as: the enslavement of Africans, Colonization/Decolonization, West African Spirituality, particularly Christianity, and Afrofuturism. We will participate in seminars that focus on the political, economic, and social realities of the people of the African Diaspora principally through a spiritual and afro-futurist lens. This course will include travel to various cultural centers and rural areas in surrounding regions of the country. While Dr. Jones and Dr. Wright will be the primary instructors, we will also have local instructors who will teach seminars on African culture and philosophy, religion, drumming, dance, and other cultural components
Financial support from Berea College is available for any major to cover a portion of the cost of a summer abroad. The Department of Foreign Languages offers similar financial support for qualified majors and minors. Find out more information on how to obtain financial support.
This program is eligible for the Gilman scholarship. Start applying!
*This is an estimate. Note that Berea BIST budgets are all-inclusive: program, airfare, housing, meals, immunizations, insurance, spending money—the works!