Friday, May 8, 2009
Post by Prof Root: The class has now met multiple times during the Spring semester and we have had many discussions relating to Uganda. However it is often academic perceptions based on books and discussions differ from the "real world." Prof Bishop and I were recently discussing how you do not really understand a country and its culture until you experience it first hand. Therefore we that it would be interesting to hear the members of the class discuss the views concerning their expectations of what they will experience while in Uganda, then we will check back after and during the trip to see how those perceptions are changed. Please comment on your perception of the people, places, and culture. Questions you may want to address -- what do you expect to discover? what parts of the trip are you most looking forward to? what do you believe are the largest obstacles to achieving sustainable development in Uganda? (do you have possible solutions in mind?). Also please tell us what your views are based upon -- presentations in class, your outside research, movies, books, etc. Only two weeks until we arrive!