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New Course in South Africa: Humans and Other Wild Animals

Want to learn about and go to South Africa?

  • Study and observe the majestic animals of Africa
  • Learn the ethical issues of conservation, trophy hunting, poaching, and predator parks
  • Visit the Cradle of Humankind
  • Learn about post-apartheid South Africa
  • Understand that human freedom and rights are connected to animal freedom and rights

Course name:
 Humans and Other Wild Animals: Ecological and Social Issues in South Africa

Course Dates: Course begins April 2017 (18 hours of course work prior to leaving)
Travel Dates: April 28 to May 14, 2017
Costs: $2500 plus tuition - inclusive (The University generously offers a $1000 bursary to SPU students. Full cost is $3500 plus tuition).
Student Capacity: Maximum of 12 students - A deposit is required to secure your spot. 
Professor: Dr. Heather Eaton

Course description:
This course is about ecological and social challenges in South Africa, with a focus on human–animal relations in an era of ecological stress. South Africa’s animals are threatened with habitat loss, hunting and climate change. We will study with naturalist and animal expert Bennet de Klerk at Motsumi Bush Camp and Pilansberg Game Reserve. We will study South Africa’s historical and current challenges and contributions, and post-apartheid situation in the Johannesburg area. The learning outcomes are to experience South Africa, to encounter and learn about animals, to study the social and ecological realities, and to see efforts for conservation, innovation and justice. 




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