- Why is immigration controversial?
- How do labels shape the debate?
- What’s the purpose of borders, walls, and boundaries?
- Does immigration = innovation?
- How does migration define your identity?
This lab course will seek ways to respond to these difficult, transdisciplinary questions on migration and movement.
Together, students and faculty will engage with current and historical immigration and refugee movement at the local, national, and global level. The course trains students with a variety of methodological tools that will be applied as teams of students and faculty explore resolutions or approaches to these complex situations. Through engaging in research exercises that probe, interrogate, explore, and design collaborative group projects, the course will share their outcomes and the course experience beyond the classroom.
- Identify contemporary issues in immigration/refugee movement.
- Compare different understandings of migration, immigration, and global movement.
- Determine the appropriate research methods for addressing and understanding these issues.
- Design a collaborative research project that investigates immigration, global migration, and/or refugee encounters.
Lab I Fall 2018: Monday and Wednesday 11:00am – 12:15pm, RBHL 171
Lab II Spring 2019: Monday and Wedensday 10:45am – 12:00pm, RBHL 171
- Humanities Lab HUL 494 & HUL 598
- Anthropology ASB 494
- History HST 494
- School of Letters and Culture SLC 494
- Women’s & Gender Studies WST 494
Faculty: Alexander Avina History School of Historical, Philosophical, and Reglious Studies Facing Immigration Spring 2019