Mercer On Mission (Jordan): June & July 2013
Faculty Contact: Dr. Hani Khoury, (478) 301-5391
LBST390 Special Topics in Liberal Studies (3- semester hours).
This special topics course will focus on Peoples, Cultures, and Challenges in the Middle East.
A topical, social-anthropological introduction to the Middle East, this course synthesizes historical, religious, ethnographic, and socioeconomic data within a social science framework. Its multidisciplinary approach places in proper context the region's distinctive “way of life”— which has always been at the crossroads of cultures and civilizations.
Mercer on Mission (Malawi): Summer 2013
Dr. Zipangani M. Vokhiwa, assistant professor of science, and Dr. Mike U. Smith professor from the School of Medicine have been approved to carry out a Mercer On Mission in Malawi during the summer of 2013 with medical, pre-nurse and health students. The Mercer On Mission Project will be conducted at Mercer University's anchor site - Chuluchosema Orphanage and Clinic in Zomba, where Mercer installed a solar-powered water pump for water articulation for the clinic during a Mercer On Mission in 2011. Students will for two classes "International Medicine which will be taught by Dr Smith and Environmental Health and Toxicology by Dr. Vokhiwa.
Contacts: Dr. Zipangani Vokhiwa - (678) 547 6511 and Dr. Mike U. Smith - (478) 301 5127
Study Abroad in Malawi, Africa: June 2013
Faculty Contacts: Dr. Zipangani Vokhiwa, (678) 547-6511; Dr. Ismail S. Gyagenda, (678) 547-6146
Come and be part of this exciting Fulbright – Hays Global Project Abroad (GPA) grant! Join fellow participants on a funded trip to Malawi, Africa in June 2013.
Participants: Ten practicing K – 12 teachers enrolled in teacher education programs at Mercer University and two school administrators from the metro-Atlanta school
districts for a five week project in Summer 2013.
Project Schedule: One week workshop in May 2013; Four week field trip to Malawi, Africa in June 2103.
Goals: (1) to collect data for use in integrating environmental awareness and cultural competency into their Area Studies curricula in their classrooms, and (2) to establish an ongoing collaborative online exchange program with their counterpart Malawian educators.
Objectives of the project are: (1) to study the impact of ecology and environment on the culture and history of Malawi; (2) to work individually and in teams to develop lesson plans and K-12 international Area Studies curricula; (3) to collect environmental and cultural artifacts in Malawi; (4) to train participants to be mentors and information sources to disseminate the results of the project to other US K-12 school systems; and (5) to create an on-going, online resource for collaborative opportunities among the participants and their Malawian counterparts.