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THREE-DAY ONE CREDIT PROGRAMS

AFRICAN CULTURES AND RELIGION: FOUNDATIONAL, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED

 

 PROGRAMS SPONSORED
BY THE
AFRICA AREA OF THE MARYKNOLL SOCIETY
AND
ACADEMICALLY AFFILIATED
WITH
SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, USA
AND
TANGAZA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, NAIROBI, KENYA
 

DATES:

The first Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each month  OR other days of the month at the convenience of the participants provided there is a minimum registration of three students. 

FOCUS:

These graduate programs are designed to  introduce the student to fundamental structures of contemporary African Cultures and Religion. They are based on the premise that the primary themes of African cultures can be taught systematically so that students can begin to attain an adult status in an African context. Students are awarded one credit for each phase successfully completed. 

FOR WHOM:

  1. Adults: African and foreign engaged in pastoral, educational, medical and developmental projects. 
  2. Students: African, Missionary and Foreign
  3. New and Returning foreign personnel living and working in Africa 
  4. NGO and Diplomatic personnel both new and veterans 
  5. Upgrading of registered MIAS students 
  6. Business personnel- Africans and Non- Africans 
  7. Overseas professionals, teachers and students engaged in short-term projects
  8. Visitors to Africa who seek more than a tourist experience

STRUCTURE:

The program is in three phases:  Foundational, Intermediate and Advanced (click the links below for a fuller description of each phase). 

Each phase is done in three days. This consists of morning lectures, afternoon field research excursions and late afternoon debriefing session on the fieldwork undertaken during the day. The Morning lectures are conducted by highly skilled Africanist lecturers. In the afternoon, the students are accompanied by MIASMU trained graduate field assistants to their venues of field research. The field assistants, work with the students on a one-to-one basis. 

After supper, the students write a two-page paper on what had been observed and understood on the topic of the day, and read assigned materials. 

At the end of the three day period, students consolidate their papers in the form of a six-page essay with an introduction, conclusion and bibliography. The students are graded on the essay and class participation. 

COST:

The cost of the programs varies, depending on the number of participants enrolled for the program.  For the 2014/2015 Academic year, the tuition cost is as follows: 

  • Minimum of three students:  Kshs 15,000/= per student
  • Four to six students:            Kshs. 13,000/= per student
  • Seven to nine students:        Kshs. 10,500/= per student
  • Ten to twelve students:        Kshs. 9500/= per student
  • Thirteen to fifteen students:  Kshs. 9,000/= per student
  • Sixteen to eighteen students: Kshs. 8,500/= per student
  • Nineteen and over:              Kshs. 8250/= per student

Note; payment can also be made in US dollars or Euros at the current exchange rate. 

The tuition fee covers for the following: 

  • Lecturers fee
  • Field assistants' fees 
  • Administrative costs
  • Lunch
  • Three of the recommended text books 
  • Registration at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, USA

The tuition fee does not cater for: 

  • Transport to and from Tangaza college (or the venue where the course is being taught)
  • Board and Room
  • Transportation cost traveling to and from field research
 

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Foundational Three day course

Intermediate Three day course

Advanced Three day course