Rebuilding Rwanda: Memory, Testimony, and Living Together After Genocide
Summer 2013 in Rwanda
Instructors: Steve Lamy, Amy Marczewski Carnes, and Dan Leshem
Dates: May 28 - June 22, 2013 (June 10-22 in Rwanda)
Applications due March 15, 2013
This course will provide a practicum for students to consider the complex task that societies face in the aftermath of genocide. As an exploration in problem-based learning, this course will present students with the opportunity to explore multiple facets of the complex task of post-genocide reconstruction, provide them with information and experiences to help them develop their own solutions to the problem, and apply their experience to the formulation of responses to the problem. The curriculum is student-centered, and each student will be expected to develop his or her own path through the course material, and give a presentation based on this path at the end of the trip to Rwanda. Students will also collaborate, working in small teams and as a large group to fully explore the depths of the issues raised in readings and experiences on the ground in Rwanda.
Additional expenses: $4600*
*Additional expenses include estimated costs for airfare, accommodations, visa fees and personal expenses (which can vary greatly from student to student).