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Legacies of Slavery in Ghana

The West African country of Ghana is at the center of modern African history as the first sub-Saharan African country to become independent in 1957. But it was also in the middle of the Atlantic Slave trade, and the home of the Asante Kingdom. Its castles and slave trade in Africa and the Atlantic World by traveling through these layered histories of Ghana. The course is open to history and education students and is focused on preparing students to teach this history in a historically informed and culturally knowledgeable way.

Questions about Study Abroad?

If so, come to a group information session! Attend to learn more about study abroad and to meet other students interested in this program. During the session, you will learn about the application process, scholarships, billing, and more. See you at the Information Session!

Fishermen and boats near Cape Coast, Ghana


Courses Offered

  • HIST 3397: Study Abroad in Africa and the Atlantic World 
  • HIST 4386: Slavery in Africa 
  • EDSE 4399: Individual Study
  • EDCI 7000: Research

Estimated Program Fee

  • $TBD
  • Additional expenses include tuition, fees, travel expenses and more. Be sure to review the total estimated program cost as well as the Process of Paying information.

Program Dates

  • July 10-August 8, 2018

Program Open To

  • All TTU students in College of Arts & Science and College of Education

For more information:

Contact: Dr. Paul Bjerk  or Dr. Comfort Pratt

Program Fee Includes

  • Lodging
  • Excursions

Program Fee Does Not Include

  • Texas Tech tuition and fees
  • Airfare to/from Ghana ($1500 - $2000)
  • Ghanaian visa ($100)
  • Passport Fees
  • Education Abroad fee ($200)
  • Health Insurance ($1.76/day)
  • Personal spending money
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