Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Accra, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 10/15/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 10/15/2022 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 2.50 Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2 semesters completed
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Language Courses Offered: Twi
Click here for a definition of this term Prior Language Study Required: None Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay, Hotels, Various
Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-WFU Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Academic Areas Offered: African Studies, American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Art, Dance, Economics, History, Humanities, Math Economics, Music, Politics and International Affairs, Religion, Sociology, Urban Studies, Women's & Gender Studies
Program Description:
womenIn 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.

Major topics of study include:

  • 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