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In this program, students explore Ghana’s rich artistic heritage through deep and meaningful engagement with Ghanaian scholars, artists, dancers, musicians, painters, sculptors, weavers, writers, and other in-country experts. Students learn about the historical and contemporary circumstances that have shaped Ghanaian society and the artistic outputs of this complex and highly diverse West African country.
Religious diversity in Ghana, the importance of religion to Ghanaians, and the relationship between society, the arts, and religion in different Ghanaian communities The impact of local and global influences on Ghanaian artistic and cultural phenomena at national, regional, and local levels A broad spectrum of artistic and cultural forms in Ghana from diverse cultural and geographic spaces Political and economic development and the commodification of the arts in present-day Ghana The ways in which arts, migration, and identity are intertwined Colonialism in Ghana