Wayne State University

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Established in 2007, The Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) is a special initiative designed to focus the university’s problem-solving resources on an eclectic range of topics important to the campus community and beyond. FOCIS lectures and related events bring together the institution’s teaching, research and service missions to advance the frontiers of knowledge, promote informed debate and encourage responsible citizenship in an increasingly fast-paced, interconnected and complex world.

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ADP Tanzania Fall 2015 Course, Special Information Session
April 27 2015 at 10:00 AM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
A Unique Opportunity: Study and Travel to Tanzania, East Africa during the 2015 Presidential ElectionsHON 4260, African Democracy Project Tanzania, Fall 2015President Emeritus/Distinguished Professor Irvin D. Reid invites you to join a unique foreign study opportunity in Tanzania, East Africa.  First, you will study the history, culture, and politics of Tanzania here on campus for 10 weeks.  Then you will accompany Dr. Reid, and co-instructors Jennifer Hart, Assistant Professor of History, and Mr. Darryl Shreve, Emmy winning Filmmaker, on a 10-day field trip to Tanzania in Oct/Nov 2015 to observe the national elections.  You will be able to interact with students, scholars, NGO representatives, and ordinary citizens.  The highlight of your field study will be the national elections where you will meet government officials and political candidates.  You will also participate in the making of a documentary on democracy in Africa and conduct your own mini-research projects. This course is for all majors and covers contemporary issues in Tanzania, including education, popular culture, health, religion, political parties, economic development, and civil societies as well as race and gender. We will be based primarily in Dar es Salaam, the country's largest city, but we will also travel to rural areas.  We may even have an opportunity to go on a one-day safari, weather permitting. Estimated Cost is $4,125 - plus extras.  Start looking for that summer job now!  Enrollment is by permission only. SPECIAL INFORMATION SESSIONS UGL Community Room: Third Floor, Room 321010-11 a.m., Mon, April 27 or 4-5 p.m., Thu, April 30If you have additional questions or are unable to attend one of the information sessions, please contact Dr. Reid at: focis@wayne.edu or call 313-577-5550. 
ADP Tanzania Fall 2015 Course, Special Information Session
April 30 2015 at 4:00 PM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
A Unique Opportunity: Study and Travel to Tanzania, East Africa during the 2015 Presidential Elections HON 4260, African Democracy Project Tanzania, Fall 2015 President Emeritus/Distinguished Professor Irvin D. Reid invites you to join a unique foreign study opportunity in Tanzania, East Africa.  First, you will study the history, culture, and politics of Tanzania here on campus for 10 weeks.  Then you will accompany Dr. Reid, and co-instructors Jennifer Hart, Assistant Professor of History, and Mr. Darryl Shreve, Emmy winning Filmmaker, on a 10-day field trip to Tanzania in Oct/Nov 2015 to observe the national elections.  You will be able to interact with students, scholars, NGO representatives, and ordinary citizens.  The highlight of your field study will be the national elections where you will meet government officials and political candidates.  You will also participate in the making of a documentary on democracy in Africa and conduct your own mini-research projects. This course is for all majors and covers contemporary issues in Tanzania, including education, popular culture, health, religion, political parties, economic development, and civil societies as well as race and gender. We will be based primarily in Dar es Salaam, the country's largest city, but we will also travel to rural areas.  We may even have an opportunity to go on a one-day safari, weather permitting. Estimated Cost is $4,125 - plus extras.  Start looking for that summer job now!  Enrollment is by permission only. SPECIAL INFORMATION SESSIONS UGL Community Room: Third Floor, Room 3210 10-11 a.m., Mon, April 27 or 4-5 p.m., Thu, April 30 If you have additional questions or are unable to attend one of the information sessions, please contact Dr. Reid at: focis@wayne.edu or call 313-577-5550.
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