Mark Stone, Associate Professor of World Music and International Studies
314 Varner Hall
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Global Arts in Ghana
The next Ghana trip will be in 2016 Summer I. Informational meetings to take place in early October, and applications are due with deposit by February 1. Final program fees will be due by May 1, and an orientation meeting to take place in early May. Students will participate in classes prior to departure on campus at OU from May 16 - 20 at OU in Varner Hall. (Monday to Thursday), then travel to Ghana, West Africa for class at the Dagara Music Center from May 23 - June 14.
Capital city, Accra.
At the Dagara Music Center, daily lessons will include the study of traditional drumming, gyil (Dagara xylophone), dance, and song, as well as traditional arts and crafts. Students will also have the opportunity to pursue a research project on a topic of their choice.
- Undergraduate students: sign up for IS 410 for 4 credits
- Graduate students: sign up for MUS 590 for 2 credits.
- Cape Coast Castle
- Anomabu Beach Resort
- Kakum National Park
- Mole National ParkKintampo Falls
- Asantehene’s Palace and Museum
- Wa Naa’s Palace
- Nandom Naa’s Palace
- Nandom Church
- Kumasi Art Center
- Accra Art Center
- Club 233
- National Museum
- Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
- University of Ghana
A yellow fever vaccine and a passport with student Visa are required by the Ghanaian government to enter the country.
Vaccinations for Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Polio, and Meningococcal are also strongly recommended.
For our studies at OU, all students will need the textbook Music and Dance Traditions of Ghana: History, Performance and Teaching.
For our studies in Ghana all students will need a journal and a video or audio recorder.
However, students must demonstrate a clear desire to learn about the arts and culture of Ghana. As part of the application process, students will be asked to complete an essay describing how the study abroad experience in Ghana relates to their academic and career goals and how they hope to personally benefit from this experience.
Students must also provide two letters of recommendation and a physician’s certificate of good health as part of their application.