UTM Abroad Academic Experiences: Tanzania

This course surveys the function of gender roles from evolutionary and cultural perspectives. Cross-cultural variation in human sexual behaviour and gender will be examined. The Gender in Development program immerses participants in Tanzania’s rich cultural landscape for a hands-on experience of how notions of gender are both locally situated and also shaped by global, religious, and different cultural influences.

From the urban metropolis of Dar es Salaam to the rural settlements of the Serengeti and Old Town on the island of Zanzibar, we will explore how local understandings of femininity and masculinity have been shaped historically by mainland African, (transoceanic) Arab, and British colonial traditions, and how gender roles are renegotiated in contemporary Tanzania.

  • Subjects Available at Host: Anthropology
  • Program Type: Study
  • Accepting Applications: Yes
  • Timeline: Fall Reading Week (October)
  • Country: Tanzania
  • City: Dar es Salaam
  • Institution: NGO/Community based
  • Language of Study: English
  • Level of Study: Undergrad
  • Credit: Yes
  • Open to Programs at UofT:
  • Tuition & Incidentals: Paid to UofT
  • Program Fees: Program fees paid to UofT
  • Funding: UTM Abroad Bursaries, Residence Experience Bursaries
  • Eligibility Requirements: 3rd or 4th year. Minimum 1.5 CGPA. Students must be enrolled in ANT335H5F to participate and will be required to abide by the application requirements and deadlines. Prerequisites: ANT204H5/207H5/204Y5. Recommended Prep: ANT(202H5|203H5)/203Y5