New virtual study abroad courses available for spring 2021, fulfill core requirements

The Office of International Education is offering two virtual courses through its Sibanye Cape Town study abroad program.

Students can register for either of the spring 2021 courses, which fulfill new core requirements.

THEOS 3420 – Crossing Boundaries: Bridging the Racial Divide – South Africa  
This class fulfills the “Individuals and Communities Discovery Theme” requirements. The course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

THEOS 3420 is centered on the basic Christian notions of reconciliation, forgiveness, liberation, justice and humanity. The course will focus on South African experience of Apartheid and seek to understand how Christians came to develop this form of governance.

Students will explore themes of origins, identity, experience, struggle and separation while examining their own theology and reflecting on how these themes relate to their own life experiences. 

SOWJS 3400 – Race, Class, Gender and Local Communities 
This class fulfills the “ESSV2″ requirement, which is tied to the virtual internship component. The course meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 

In SOWJS 3400, students will learn about the academic and practical aspects social analysis and community development. Through readings and discussions students will explore themes of race, class gender and community.

Due to the current setup of these courses, interested students should enroll by completing an application online. Students can also participate in an optional two-week travel component at the end of the program (tentatively scheduled for May 21 through June 4). 

Visit the virtual Sibanye Cape Town brochure page for more information.