SCHOOL OF ARTS CERTIFICATE SHORT COURSE
Adventure Studies in Wildlife, Colonial Plantations and Slave Heritage Sites
(Host Department: Archaeology and Heritage Studies, UG)
The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies (DAHS) in the School of Arts, University of Ghana, runs an annual field school to train students on the basic techniques of archaeology, ethnography, and adventure studies in various parts of Ghana. This course is designed to enhance participants’ skills in conducting research whilst being immersed in the cultural lifeways of communities in Ghana. Whilst staying in the communities for about 10 days, students/participants are taught community entry protocols and skills, engagement in day-to-day activities of the communities, use of ethnographic methods to research cultural traditions and conduct reconnaissance adventures in the community environments. In doing so, participants are able to document oral histories and indigenous knowledge systems whilst learning adventure and community survival skills. Students are also taken through the rudiments of field archaeology to study colonial plantation sites and slave heritage sites. This study combines practical work with formal lectures and seminar presentations. Besides the academic outcomes of fostering students’ presentation, communication, and collaboration skills, the Field School offers opportunities for community engagements with descendant communities in areas of heritage/cultural resource management, material cultural studies, applied archaeology and community development. Above all, the students/participants appreciate the significance and challenges of community life in the various rural settings and environments that the field adventure is undertaken.
COURSE OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES
- · To immerse students in the cultural lifeways of descendant communities
- · To use ethnographic methods to research cultural traditions and to document oral histories and indigenous knowledge systems whilst learning adventure and community survival skills.
- · Engage in the rudiments of field archaeology and adventures to study colonial plantation sites and slave heritage sites.
- · To combine practical work with formal lectures and seminar presentations to foster students’ presentation, communication, and collaboration skills.
- · To offer the opportunity for community engagements in areas of heritage/cultural resource management, material cultural studies, applied archaeology and community development
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- - Undergraduate and graduate students of history, archaeology, sociology, arts, ethnography etc.
- - Participants who are passionate about adventure, arts, rural community development
- - Wildlife and nature enthusiasts
Lecturers from the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at the University of Ghana. These lecturers have both local and international reputation for teaching and research.
Course duration: 10 days, from 22nd April to 2nd May 2023
SHORT COURSE FEE (International Participants): 1000 USD (THIS FEE INCLUDES: THE PROGRAMME FEE, ACCOMMODATION, FEEDING, TRANSPORT, PROTOCOL AND PARK/ENTRANCE FEES, AND COURSE CERTIFICATE. IT EXCLUDES THE COST OF VISA, INSURANCE, YELLOW FEVER VACCINE, AIRFARE AND PERSONAL EXPENSES)
|Account Name:||University of Ghana External Fund|
|Bank Details:||Standard Chartered Bank, Legon|
LOCAL PARTICIPANTS: GHC 3000: (THIS FEE INCLUDES: THE PROGRAMME FEE, ACCOMMODATION, FEEDING, TRANSPORT, PROTOCOL AND PARK/ENTRANCE FEES; COURSE CERTIFICATE)
|Account Name:||UG College of Humanities|
|Bank Details:||Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch|
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