UH Students participate in the annual National Model African Union hosted by Howard University in Washington, DC, during the first week in March. UH Students complete with undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities from across the United States who represent the 54 states on th African continent. The African Union is the newly founded continental structure created to replace the Organization of African Unity, which was formed in 1963.
African American Studies at the University of Houston hosts an annual study abroad program to Ghana, West Africa with the University of Ghana, at Legon in the capital city of Accra. Students in the program take up to six credit hours of African American Studies courses at the University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi. This is part of our on going mission to embrace intimate knowledge of African life on the Continent and throughout the Diaspora.
Summer Study Abroad 2007
4300: African Philosophy Cr. 3. (3-0).The course’s objective is to examine the nature of African philosophical ideas, concepts, and discourse in indigenous and modern terms, including through readings, lectures, and encounters in the United States and Ghana, West Africa.
3340: African American Sociolinguistics Cr. 3. (3-0). The course examines significant theories and arguments concerning the genesis, maintenance, and social function of African American English and the changing and diverse character of the African American speech community as described by dialectologists, sociolinguists, and creologists; and the relationship of these developments to linguistic antecedents in Africa, including Ghana, West Africa.
6300: Africana Studies Theory and Method Cr. 3. (3-0). The course is a critical examination of Africana Studies research in terms of systems and patterns of behavior, discipline theory, standards of scientific method, inquiry, objectivity, replication, and precision of measurement, research designs and tools of analysis, with application to research in Africa, including Ghana, West Africa.
Dr. James L.
Director, African American Studies Program,
University of Houston
Tentative Travel Dates
July 5-21, 2006
University of Ghana, Accra
University of Science & Tech., Kumasi
University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast
Travel and Lodging estimated cost - $3,800.00