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Humans and Nature in South Africa


Conducted in English


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This course explores the interface between humans and the natural world, with a specific focus on South Africa. Through readings, discussion, field trips, and written assignments, we will exam the ways in which humans view animals, historically and today, in a variety of contexts: animals as food, as pets, as pests, and as study subjects. We also will discuss wildlife conservation principles and challenges, including the causes and consequences of human-wildlife conflict. Finally, we will investigate and discuss real-life conservation challenges in South Africa, including big-game hunting, ivory poaching, wild cats as agricultural pests, and conflict between humans and nonhuman primates, such as baboons and vervet monkeys. The course will include field trips around the Cape Town area, including the Castle of Good Hope, the IZIKO and District Six museums, Robben Island, the Christiaan Barnard museum, Monkey Town, the Boulders Penguin Colony, Cape Point, and the Cape of Good Hope, and various baboon-frequented areas of the Cape Peninsula.


Watch a documentary made by the students who traveled to South Africa during the January 2012 Intersession

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Syllabus​​

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

NY departure and return dates: January 2-24, 2019

Arrive in Cape Town: January 3rd

Course: 3 credits- ANTH 279 

Housing: University of Cape Town residence halls


Program Costs


Cost paid to Study Abroad Office: $2615

Includes:                                                    

Housing, tuition differentials, field trips, Excursions                       $2160     

Travel insurance:                                                              ​         $55

QC program fee:                                                                 $400


Not included in the above cost:

CUNY tuition for in-state, matriculated undergraduates                $885  

(For out of state undergraduate: $1800) 


Airfare:                                                                                    $1500 (estimate)

​Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses:                      $25 to $30 per day

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Please keep in mind:

-       Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria)

-       Some programs may require travel on Fridays and some Saturdays

-       Students are encouraged to apply early


Application Deadline: October 26th, 2018

Application Link: Apply Today


CUNY Scholarship: Chancellor’s Global Scholarship for Study Abroad​


Education Abroad Office
King Hall, Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597 
718-997-5050
718-997-5055 (FAX)  
Email: Education Abroad​



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