FIRST YEAR SEMINAR COURSE OFFERING

Beyond Timbuktu: A Journey through West Africa

Professor: N. Mezey

Term: Fall

Year: 2012

Course Code: FY-101-SO01

Come take an intellectual and malaria-free journey to West Africa. In this course we will be weaving together academics, ethics, and a transition to college by focusing on the historical, cultural, economic, and political landscape of both West Africa and Monmouth University. Drawing on university resources, academic texts, and the professor's personal experiences of living in Mali as a Peace Corps Volunteer, students will learn about how and why the region of West Africa is economically poor, politically in transition, and culturally rich. Students will also learn about the rich resources offered through Monmouth University's comprehensive academic, social, and professional opportunities.