East African Life: The History and Culture of Life in East Africa - FLEX Format
Come explore the animals and plants of the Great Rift Valley - visit different tribal villages to learn their customs and traditions, explore the exotic spice Island of Zanzibar - together in our virtual classroom.
Kirsten Bowman JD
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Completed by 20 learners
No live meetings
Over 8 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a “Flexible Schedule” course work?
No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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Each week of this 8 week course learners will explore a different aspect of life in the East African region. The first week begins with an exploration of the geography of East Africa, both the physical and political geography will be explored, helping learners understand the immense diversity of the physical geography, which encompasses the Rift Valley and the cradle of humankind as well as gaining an understanding of current country borders and how the regions colonial past and...
This course cuts across disciplines, looking at geography, culture, biology and history as learners fully engage in the richness of East Africa. Learners can hope to gain a greater insight into East Africa generally, historically and scientifically. Critical thinking skills will be engaged as learners work to understand how the various pieces of life in East Africa fit together in a cause and effect cycle.
I have a deep love of East Africa having lived in various parts of the region for over a decade. My children were born in Tanzania and we continue to spend a portion of each year in East Africa. Thus, I can provide real contact and connection with the region, allowing learners to really engage in a meaningful way in the countries and cultures that make up East Africa.
There will be projects and research assignments given to aid and support the knowledge which learners will be getting from the lectures and readings. Homework deadlines will be given and learners will be asked to provide peer feedback on projects.
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Kirsten Bowman JDHuman Rights Lawyer, Advocate and Professor
604 total reviews
316 completed classes
I am a human rights lawyer by profession and a university professor and homeschooling mom by passion. I have my JD with a specialization in international law and will complete my PhD in international law in 2021. I have travelled the world...