|Graduate programs in fields associated with the IAC are widely available at Ohio University. Students may pursue studies in areas ranging from Education to Nutrition to Telecommunications with African Child themes. Programs granting the Master of Arts in International Affairs degree, African Studies, Communication and Development Studies, and International Development Studies also support the Institute for the African Child. Financial aid is available in the form of tuition scholarships, graduate associateships, and fellowships. Contact the Institute and the specific graduate department for admissions details.|
SUMMER 2011 COURSE OFFERINGS
Our commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research will continue in Summer 2011 with another five-week workshop for teachers, development practitioners, journalists and graduate students in related fields to be announced. Courses last two to five weeks and they are led by Ohio University faculty and visiting professors. Each course will have a special emphasis on some aspect of African Child Issues. The classes are open to OU graduate students as well as students from other universities, k-12 teachers, journalists, media professionals and representatives of NGOs or governmental organizations. Both credit and non-credit options are availiable.
Visit www.ohio.edu/summer to register.
Title: The ABC of Africa’s Children’s Media
Instructor: Firdoze Bulbulia
Credit hours: 5
Class size: 20
Duration: June 20th to July 7th
This course will focus on the media landscape for Africa’s children and explore trends in African children’s media such as cross media, mobile telephony and the social networking phenomena. The course will provide an overview of how the USA impacts African children’s media through comparative studies of both Medias. Students will be expected to research trends in African Children’s Media from their home countries, and to present a cross media proposal for African children aged 6-10 years or to create a broadcasting schedule (radio or TV) for the same age group.
Title: The African Girl Child
Instructor: Fanta Diamanka
Days and Time: 2PM-4PM Monday- Thursday and 10AM -2PM Fridays
Credit hours: 5
Class size: 20
Duration: June 20th to July 16th
This course is an exciting interdisciplinary course which offers the opportunity to explore perspectives on the African Girl Child. It is designed to examine the ways in which social, religious, educational and cultural institutions shape the meanings and experiences of the African girl child. The course will pay particular attention to the rights of the African Girl Child and the ways in which these are perceived in traditional and post-colonial Africa. A comparative analysis of issues related to specific countries and regions such as poverty, family law, violence, early marriage, health and education will be examined to deepen our understanding of the African Girl child.
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