Photojournalism and International Development

May 10, 2019 – May 27, 2019

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Understanding and communicating Namibia’s agricultural issues through word and illustration are necessary skills for communicators of such issues. Texas A&M University (TAMU) the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, and local Namibian agribusinesses provide TAMU students with an international high-impact educational experience. Courses are enhanced with study trips to Etosha National Park, Mahango Wildlife Preserve, the Kalahari and Namib Deserts, and to Damara/Himba/Topnaar native villages to engage students in Namibia’s unique ecological and cultural heritage. Pre- and post-travel class meetings are held at TAMU’s College Station campus. Opportunities are available for partial funding. 

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Summer I Session:  May 10, 2019 – May 29, 2019

Course Travel Dates: May 11, 2019 – May 28, 2019

Costs: ~$5,300 + Airfare, Tuition and Fees

Courses (6 hours): AGCJ 308/ALED 460

Eligibility: Undergraduate

Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

Scholarship Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

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Classes Offered:

AGCJ 308 – Agricultural Photography: This course explores digital photography as a component of career skills necessary for agricultural journalists and communicators. Students will participate in photo shoots and use photo editing software to enhance and improve digital photographs. A final portfolio will demonstrate skills learned and applied during the course (3 credits).

ALEC 460 – Applying International Development Theories in Agriculture Practical application of agricultural development theories (geographical, communal, societal, etc.) in Namibia during Maymester. This high-impact learning experience will include interactions with Namibia agribusinesses, the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, and international organizations.

Partners: Prairie View A&M University, and Desert Research Foundation of Namibia

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