Education; Natural Sciences; Nursing
The experience begins in early January with a J-term course focused on Namibia’s history and development as a democratic country and highlights issues related to education, health and the environment.
During Spring semester, students will enroll in a combination of courses at the University of Namibia (UNAM) and PLU. Discipline-specific content courses will be offered online by PLU faculty. Students may also elect to engage in an internship experience associated with their interest and field of study.
HIST 389: Special topics in Non-West History (4 credits)
This course provides a historical perspective on Namibia from colonization to democracy. Focused topics in this Non-western history course include attention to the economy, protection of the environment and natural resources, and development of education, health care and tourism.
EDUC 424*: Inquiry into Teaching I: Diverse Learners
Taught by PLU faculty member
SPED 424: Inclusive Education
Hybrid course offered on-line and in conjunction with UNAM courses
ELEP 3700: English Language Education
EMSU 3500: Integrated Natural Science and Health Education
ELAP 3620: Arts Education
*EDUC 424 includes an internship component.
Students will enroll in 3 Natural Sciences courses at UNAM, which will be approved by the respective PLU department chairs. Options include coursework in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Geoscience and Physics.
Students may also elect to complete an internship in one of the subjects listed above or COOP 477: International Work Experience.
Required Courses Students enroll in 3-4 Nursing courses at UNAM and PLU (online) and participate in an internship experience at one of the two hospitals in Windhoek, Namibia.
Pacific Lutheran University awards all credits earned in this program. Semester-long study away programs fulfill PLU's Cross Cultural Diversity requirement.