Death and Rebirth: Genocide and Reconstruction in Rwanda
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Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Global Studies
Course Number: UGLB 3800
Course Format: Seminar
Permission Required: No
This three-week experiential learning program and study visit focuses on the 1994 Tutsi genocide and reconstruction efforts in Rwanda. Students will travel to Kigali, Rwanda where they will explore the genocide in-depth by visiting important sites around the country and learn about reconstruction efforts. They will meet with survivors and perpetrators of the genocide, leaders of prominent local and international non-governmental organizations, government officials central to Rwanda’s rebirth, and key stakeholders in traditionally marginalized communities (e.g. Ba’Twa). Visits to Nyamirambo district and the Ba’Twa people near Gisenyi provide an intimate view of everyday life in traditional urban and rural communities. Two recreational weekends in Akagera National Park and Gisenyi augment the program by providing students insight into Rwanda’s natural beauty and ecological diversity. The program is designed to give optimal access to Rwanda’s history and consists of daily site visits to select sites and organizations of importance, panel discussions, informal conversations and program visits, and afternoon debriefing and process sessions. Participating students are required to complete UGLB 3730 in Fall 2013 in order to receive academic credit. (0 credits) CRN XXXX
Course Open to: Majors Only
Open to Undergraduate students.