Feb 02, 2023  
2023 January Term Course Catalog 
2023 January Term Course Catalog
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JAN 056 - Rwanda Rising: Gender, Leadership and Peacemaking

Lower Division

Full Credit


MTuThF, 12:00 PM - 2:35 PM


Nearly 25 years ago in 1994, the Rwandan Genocide resulted in the deaths of nearly one million people-approximately 10% of the population. Today, Rwanda is considered a rising society in sub-Saharan Africa. Rwandan women have helped heal their communities through peacemaking and changed their country with transformative leadership. In this course, students will learn about and implement peacemaking and leadership practices that have contributed to the development goals set forth by Rwandans. 

Engage with community partners in Rwanda through online conversations. Examine the ways public health organizations are working to increase access to clean water and nutritional food. Learn about the ways politics, education, art, public health, and environmental conservation connect to gender equity. Build community with your peers through leadership and peacemaking practices. 


Instructors: Samantha Giordano & Austin Galy

Email: smc6@stmarys-ca.edu, austingaly@sandiego.edu

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisites: None

Course Fee: 0

Credits: 1

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