INTERTERM COURSE FOR 2010
Soc. 308: Sociology of the African Continent: A Case Study of Zambia.
Instructor: Dr. Mwizenge S. Tembo
A sociological exploration of the African continent with Zambia as the case study. The course examines the political, economic, and social aspects of Zambia in the context of the African or Southern African region and in comparison with the rest of the world. Zambian colonial history, language, climate, tribal, ethnic affiliation, family structure, rural and urban lifestyles and the impact of the tourist industry are explored.
General Education: Global Diversity
The course is organized to maximize hands-on learning during the 18 days travel in Zambia. The class will be staying in Lusaka in Zambia’s Capital City. The course will explore how such characteristics as geography, climate, colonial history, social change, tribal cleavage and affiliation may influence the culture, language, politics, tourism, racial and ethnic relations, education, family structure, and other significant social dimensions.
Contemporary problems and challenges of rural economic development, the role of Gender and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in community development projects, globalization, urbanization, democratization, wild life conservation, ecotourism, the HIV-AIDS pandemic will be explored, analyzed, and synthesized using Zambia as the case study. Nkhanga Rural region of Lundazi District of Eastern Zambia where a community Village Library is being built, the Luangwa Game Park to explore wild life conservation, and the Victoria Falls.These objectives will be achieved through an eighteen day field trip to Zambia which will focus on visiting the Capital City of Lusaka and the University of Zambia, exploring the role of gender and NGOs at
Students will be expected to conduct Service Learning for a minimum of ten hours or two days at the Nkhanga Center at the Clinic, the Women’s Community Development Center, the School or the Village Library.
Prerequisites: Soc. 101, Soc 235, Soc 236, Soc 215 or PLSC 215 or by Permission of Instructor
It is best for the potential student to begin making plans for the exciting trip now. The class will be in Zambia for about 12 to 16 days. The class will spend a day on campus here at BC to learn more about Africa and Zambia before we go.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Dr. Mwizenge Tembo immediately. email@example.com also see www.bridgewater.edu/~mtembo for more information on Zambia and also www.bridgewater.edu/zanoba for more information about the Nkhanga Village Library.