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EAP Culture Essay II

EAP Culture Essay II - to Africa at GW and in the DC...

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A primary example was when the ASA pointed out the lack of Africana Studies in the University in the 1997-98 school year. Subgroups within a university do not have to have the same culture as the university. This idea was presented in the article The Invisible Tapestry: Culture in America’s Colleges and Universities. Looking at the ASA, one can easily notice that the culture of this subgroup differs from the overall culture of the University. ASA has an African culture; it focuses on the African voice within the GW community. This subgroup’s culture fits the criteria mapped out for cultures in The Invisible Tapestry: Culture in America’s Colleges and Universities. The ASA’s culture is both a product and a process. The ASA is dedicated to increasing the awareness of issues related
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Unformatted text preview: to Africa at GW and in the DC metropolitan area. It’s members come together to give Africans and those interested in Africa a voice in the GW community (“The Organization of African Students”). It expresses this dedication as an active force on campus for Africa’s cultural and political expression. In the school year or 1997-1998, the ASA held a key role in the struggle for the formation of Africana Studies at the University. They are also know for bringing notable African individuals to the University, in order to increase the voice of Africa in the school community. Notable persons include: Nelson Mandela (1994), Wole Soyinka (1997), and George Ayiltey (1999) (“OAS History”)....
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