ACM Ecology and Human Origins
The fall semester Tanzania program offers undergraduates a unique opportunity to conduct fieldwork in some of the world’s greatest paleoanthropological and ecological sites. Students divide their time between the University of Dar es Salaam and the Tarangire field site. Courses in Kiswahili, research methods, the ecology of East Africa, and human origins, taught by ACM and University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) faculty, prepare students for the field component. For the next six weeks, students live in field camps and pursue individual field projects in the Serengeti/ Ngorongoro area before returning to the university for final work on their projects. The program is both physically and academically demanding.
Length of Program: mid-August to mid-December.
Enrollment: 20 students.
Eligibility: Juniors and senior, recommend prior coursework in the natural sciences.
Credit: 4 units.
Application Deadline: March 10.
Campus Advisor: Ibrahima Wade.
This program contributes toward a thematic minor in African Studies.