J-Term in South AFrica

From the perspective of both literature and philosophy, this course will seek to understand the historical and ongoing injustices that result from the South African implementation of Apartheid. This course will be taught in South Africa covering several different cities and locations.

Dates

Our South Africa Program is offered over January Term. Please email us for more information on dates.

Explore South Africa

Our group will meet up in Chicago and proceed to fly to South Africa. (We will arrange travel and airline tickets.)

We will land first in Johannesburg and travel up to the northern region of South Africa in Mavhusa, interacting with the Shangani people. This portion of the J-Term trip will include a safari trip into Kruger National Park. 

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An Experience Like No Other

Study abroad with us and we'll immerse you in culture, in ministry, in learning and take you to some dream destinations.

  • Experiential Learning

  • Study Apartheid

  • Mission and Ministry

  • Go on a Safari

  • Cultural Activities

  • Travel to Multiple Cities

Course Description

A humanities seminar centered on the themes of justice, freedom, and forgiveness in the context of South Africa.

HUMANITIES 382
3 UNITS

Humanities Seminar: “The Struggles” Apartheid and Social Justice – "Literary and Philosophical Insights” From the perspective of both literature and philosophy, this course will seek to understand the historical and ongoing injustices that result from the South African implementation of Apartheid. The course will rely heavily upon South African voices such as Alan Paton, J.M. Coetzee, Beyers Naude and Nelson Mandela.

REQUIRED TEXTS
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Alan Paton, Cry the Beloved Country J.M Coetzee, Life and Times of Michael K. Jacques Derrida, ed. For Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela, A Long Walk to Freedom Other shorter reading selections will be made available

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
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The student will understand the cultural context of apartheid in South Africa through selections of its literature. The student will be able to critically analyze the issues surrounding justice, freedom, reconciliation and forgiveness within the practices and consequences of apartheid from a biblically directed perspective. The student will visit important sites of the struggle against apartheid. The student will become aware of the legacy of apartheid for South Africa's current development as a democracy.

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