Construction in Culture - Ghana
A Service-Learning class for Building Science students that satisfies one of the two required electives in the UG/Graduate curriculum.
Physical Requirements: Ghana is a developing country in West Africa that has limited access to electricity and internet connectivity. It is also very hot and October is the end of the rainy season - expect humid and possibly wet weather (the heat index also makes the heat worse). Ghana is also a tropical climate, though there may be times of dry dusty weather due to winds coming from the Sahara Desert. Students must stay hydrated and know their limits in this type of climate/weather. There will be substantial walking involved, and may include unpaved paths. Please note Ghana's diet is heavily carb based (rice, plantains, etc.), there may be more American style meals available at the hotel. Students also should not venture into the ocean due to extensive rip currents.
This course is targeted for Building Science students, undergraduate and graduate.
- 8 January 2020: Course Begins
- 4 March 2020: Depart for Ghana
- 5 March 2020: Program Begins in Ghana
- 14 March 2020: Program Ends in Ghana
- 15 March 2020: Program Departs Ghana
- 1 May 2020: Course Ends
BSCI 5960/6960: Construction in Culture - Ghana.
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PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
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FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact the Faculty Director of this program: