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Gatua Wa Mbugwa|Synergy Program

gatua wa mbugwaGatua Wa Mbugwa, UWYO 1450 Instructor

Course Information

UWYO 1450-04

Course Description

Images of a Continent, Old and New: Exploring African Cultures
Are you interested in traveling abroad, international issues, being part of global thinking?  This course explores U.S. and global impacts of African diverse cultures and history in some of the most unexpected and everyday areas. Students will critically examine issues and impacts of African writing and literature, music, agriculture, politics, religion, medicine, education, and life. They will learn more about American and world cultures as they read and examine little-known influences from Africa.


Research Interests

African Renaissance
Conservation agriculture
Biological soil nitrogen fixation and soil fertility management

Gatua in the News

UW Freshman Synergy Class to Raise Funds for Kenyan Project
Dissertation Makes History at the University of Wyoming

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Agronomy, University of Wyoming, December 2008
M.S. in Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University, May 2003
M.P.S. in Agriculture, Cornell University, January 2001
Dual B.A. in Environmental Studies and Politics, University of California Santa Cruz, December 1997

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