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Myth and Reality: Introduction to Contemporary Francophone African Culture and Society

Term To Study: Summer 2019
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2018
Program Starts: May 13, 2019
Program Ends: Jun 03, 2019
Program Category: Multi-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,300
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Program Locations:

Cameroon Yaounde
Senegal Dakar
Contact Phone: (757) 594-7083
Contact Name: Dr. Michael Mulryan
Contact Email:
What is Included: Airfare, accommodations, some meals, international health insurance, and group activities
What is not Included: Tuition (3 credits), most meals, travel insurance, and personal expenses
Estimated Costs: 3 credits of CNU tuition
(in addition to the program fee)
In-State: $1,284
Out of State: $2,841
Program Description

FREN 353 or MLAN 371 Both are Areas of Inquiry for Global and Multicultural Perspectives

FREN 353 recommends FREN 202 for pre-requisite.

This course is an introduction to contemporary francophone African culture and society taught on site in Cameroon and Senegal. Located in central Africa, both countries represent several cultural regions and cultures (West, Central, and North). They are also known for their colonial heritage and religious pluralism. They offer an ideal platform to study the continent’s society, cultures, politics, and history. Drawing from multidisciplinary sources, this course will focus on the myths about Africa and will address how colonial and postcolonial conditions have constructed those them. With on-site classes, students will challenge those myths, and learn the reality behind them.

Quick Facts

Population: 20129878
Capital: Yaounde
Per-capita GDP: $ 2300
Size: 475440 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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Travel Warning: YES
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