Uganda
Studies Program

A church gathering in Uganda

Location:

Mukono, Uganda

For More Information:

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Faculty Program Director:

Dr. Evanson Wamagatta
Department of History

When is the Uganda Studies Program offered?

Fall & Spring semesters

 

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Winston Churchill is credited with nicknaming Uganda the “Pearl of Africa,” and many visitors since his time have come to agree with him. The USP offers students a very personal encounter with many cultures and people of East Africa. Uganda Christian University (UCU), serves as the base of study for students in the USP. Set on the outskirts of the capital city Kampala, this rapidly growing institution brings USP students together with the UCU Honours College. Courses taught by local faculty in the British tutorial tradition will immerse students in a uniquely African education. Topics such as Christianity and Islam in Contemporary Africa, African Literature and East African History will present many insights into African life because of the guidance of faculty who live in and love Uganda and East Africa. Homestays, travel, service learning and daily interaction with Honours College students form the backbone of the USP experience. Students select between the Uganda Studies Emphasis and the Intercultural Ministry and Missions Emphasis (IMME). IMME students live in semester-long homestays and explore the role of missionaries and development workers from an in-depth perspective. Uganda Studies students explore the changing Africa from a variety of perspectives.


Uganda Studies Program Courses
Select an emphasis Units
Uganda Studies Emphasis (USE)
Faith & Action in the Ugandan Context 4
Core Course #1 3
Core Course #2 3
Elective Course #1 3
Elective Course #2 3
Total 16
Intercultural Ministry Emphasis (IMME)
Faith & Action in the Ugandan Context 4
IMME Practicum 3
Core Course #1 3
Core Course #2 3
Elective Course #1 3
Total 16