Uganda Studies Program

Highlights
Form lifelong relationships and deepen your faith.  Highlights include homestays with Ugandan families and a 10-day trip to Rwanda.

Provider: CCCU BestSemester

Location
Uganda Christian University
Bishop Tucker Road
Mukono, Uganda

Courses
Courses are offered in partnership with Uganda Christian University.  Students earn 13-16 semester hours of credit.  All students take Faith and Action, including those in the Global Health and Social Work Emphases.  Additionally, students choose one of the following tracks:

  • General Studies Emphasis
  • Global Health Emphasis
  • Social Work Emphasis

Transfer Credit Possibilities

*Indicates required course

This chart provides a reference point to possible course substitutions.  All course substitutions require a Course Substitution Form signed and approved by the appropriate department chair(s) and the Registrar’s Office.  Contact the CGE to pick up and submit a Course Substitution Form and request help.

Uganda Studies Program Corban Catalog: 2017/18 and Prior Corban Catalog: 2018/19 Onward
Code Title Credits Code Title Credits Code Title Credits
African Literature 3 HU Humanities Elective 3 HU Humanities Elective 3
African Traditional Religions 3 HU Humanities Elective 3 HU Humanities Elective 3
USP304 Cross-cultural Practicum 4  SC438 Health Science Internship 3 Discipline-specific internship by department approval 3
USP304 Cross-cultural Practicum 4 CM123 Cross-cultural internship 3 CM Christian Ministry Elective 3
HI301 East African History from 1800 to Independence 3 HU Humanities Elective 3 HI
History Elective (non-US)
3
East African Politics since Independence 3 HU Humanities Elective 3 SO Social Science Elective 3
Environmental Physiology 3 SC Science Elective 3 SC Science Elective 3
USP424 Faith and Action in the Ugandan Context* 4 CM Christian Ministry Elective 3 CM Christian Ministry Elective 3
USP424 Faith and Action in the Ugandan Context* 4 CO403 Intercultural Communications 3 CO403 Intercultural Communications 3
USP424 Faith and Action in the Ugandan Context* 4 3 IS Intercultural Studies Elective 3
USP424 faith and Action in the Ugandan Context* 4 TH Theology Elective OR 3 TH Theology Elective OR 3
IMME Practicum 3 CM201 Sophomore Practicum 1 CM CM-prefix Ministry practicum by department approval
IMME Practicum 3 CM301 Junior Practicum 1 CM CM-prefix Ministry practicum by department approval
IMME Practicum 3 CM401 Senior Practicum 1 CM CM-prefix Ministry practicum by department approval
Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology 4 SC Science Elective 3 SC Science Elective 3
Intro to Ugandan Politics 3 PO Political Science Elective 3 PO Political Science Elective 3
USP113 Luganda I 3 HU Foreign Language 3 HU Foreign Language 3
Luganda II 3 HU Foreign Language 3 HU Foreign Language 3
Microbiology 3 SO304 Microbiology with Lab 3 SO304 Microbiology with Lab 3
Nutrition 3  for Uganda 3 Gen Ed Elective 3
USP313 Religions in Contemporary Uganda 3 TH303 Religious Movements 3 TH303 Religious Movements 3
Swahili I 3 HU Foreign Language 3 HU Foreign Language 3
Swahili II 3 HU Foreign Language 3 HU Foreign Language 3
USP333 Understanding Ethics 3 TH Theology Elective 3 TH Theology Elective 3
Understanding the New Testament 3 BI Biblical Studies Elective 3 BI123 Survey of Biblical Literature II 3
Understanding the Old Testament 3 BI Biblical Studies Elective 3 BI113 Survey of Biblical Literature I 3

More transfer credit options are available.  All approvals of transfer credit require a signed and completed Course Substitution Form.

Housing
All students participate in both Mukono and rural homestays. ‘Homestay students’ apply to live with a family for the duration of the semester. ‘On-campus students’ who stay in the dorms on campus spend two weeks living with a host family early on in the semester.  On rural homestays, all students spend a week living and learning with a family in a rural Ugandan village.

Duration
A fifteen-week program offered in Fall and Spring

Program Dates

Fall 2018: Aug 18 – Dec 12 (Global Health Emphasis begins Aug 1)

Spring 2019: Jan 2 – Apr 26 (Global Health Emphasis concludes May 12)

Fall 2019: Aug 17 – Dec 11 (Global Health Emphasis begins Aug 2)

Cost
$13,100 (2018-19)
Global Health Students only: $14,600

 BestSemester Application Requirements for USP

  1. 2.75 GPA
  2. Sophomores, juniors and seniors; graduate and seminary students; non-traditional students; teachers
  3. A completed online application form
  4. $50 application fee (payable by check or credit card)
  5. 2 faculty references (online)
  6. 1 character reference (online)
  7. Forms (Download at http://www.bestsemester.com/apply/required-campus-application-forms)
    • Official transcript(s) of all college course work
    • Certification form (signed by the corban university registrar and associate director of the center for global engagement)
    • Social/behavioral standing verification form (signed by the corban university dean of student life)
  8. Non-refundable $300 confirmation fee

Additional Corban University Application Requirements for USP

  1. Study Abroad Pre-application
  2. Course Substitution Form

Due Dates

  1. Fall Applications reviewed until June 1, or until all spots are filled.
  2. Spring Applications reviewed until November 1, or until all spots are filled.

Website
http://www.bestsemester.com/locations-and-programs/uganda

More Information
Center for Global Engagement
Academic Center 5517
Phone: 503-589-8154

Email: global@corban.edu

 

 

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