Program Title: Global Security and Religious Pluralism
THIS PROGRAM IS NOT BEING OFFERED. CURRENTLY ON-HIATUS FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD OF TIME.
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Host Website: SIT Senegal
Students in good standing at Pitzer College. SIT requires students to have a 2.5 or higher GPA. Preference given to juniors and first semester seniors but sophomores are eligible if space is available.
At least one African area studies course in literature or media, history, or political studies is strongly recommended. Several such options are offered at Pomona College. Suggested additional general preparation options include: Comparative Politics; Intercultural Communications; Language Culture and Society; Introduction to International/ Intercultural Studies; Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
Students must first apply through Pitzer’s Office of Study Abroad and International Programs. If accepted by Pitzer, students will then be asked to complete the SIT application.
Fall Semester: to be determined
Spring Semester: Late January to mid-May
Students are required to take Senegal: Colonialism, the State and Society (taught primarily in English), Rethinking Global Security: Politics and Religious Pluralism in Senegal, a French or Wolof language course, and Research Methods and Ethics. In addition to these courses, students will undertake either an independent study project or internship.
Students can take Intensive French language study or Intensive Wolof language study.
Independent Study or Internship
Students will select either an independent study project or internship. For more information on these options, please see visit Academics.
Students will receive the equivalent of 4.0 Pitzer course credits for the successful completion of the five program courses.
Students have three homestays. Students will live with a Senegalese family in Dakar for six weeks, and have two shorter homestays in rural areas. Other accommodations during the program include small hotels, guest houses or educational institutions.