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    Otterbein University
  Nov 18, 2017
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SYE 4501 - SYE: Africa

Hours: 4
SYE Africa is a service-learning travel senior year experience in which students bring to bear both their major and general education programs of study to seek understanding of and solutions to the contemporary problems of Africa. The course is linked to and requires as a prerequisite completion of an autumn semester Integrative Studies dyad, two courses that prepare students for the SYE through study of Africa from the perspectives of the humanities and the natural sciences. During the January term, SYE Africa travels for two and one half weeks in Africa followed by a day of reflection and celebration upon our return. Final assignments are due early in spring semester at SYE Africa Reports and the SYE Travel Course Reception (special arrangements will be made to accommodate December graduates). In conjunction with the Integrative Studies dyad Africa, SYE Africa offers a powerful life-changing and life-affirming experience that serves as a capstone to students’ undergraduate experience as well as a steppingstone to life beyond Otterbein. Note: a single African national will be selected each year. These will include but are not anticipated to be limited to Rwanda and Malawi.
Notes: In January 2012, SYE Africa will be offered as a J-term course with preparatory sessions during autumn semester. An Integrative Studies dyad is not required for January 2012 only.