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Facing Immigration

  • Why do individuals and communities migrate, historically and currently?
  • Why and how do issues of race, class, and gender shape perceptions of immigrants and immigration?
  • How can the issue of immigration be humanized?

Why, for the past decade, has immigration been a major controversial force, shaping political developments across the globe?

Working together with faculty and local artists, students will be empowered to address this question and others through collaborative, team-based and inquiry-focused learning. Through further engagement in these topics, different forms of artistic production will be developed. These Outcomes will be prepared be shared on campus and in the larger community.


  • Colloborations TBA

Impact Outcomes

Students will share their findings with the general public in a format of their choosing.

Enrollment Information

Spring 2021

Course time/location: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:45am-12:00pm (location TBA)

Lab time/location: Mondays 12:15-1:30pm

  • Humanities Lab HUL 494 and 598
  • Anthropology ASB 494 and 598
  • History HST 494 and 580
*Lab time is for students to work on activities and assignments, especially skill-building and collaborative Lab projects. Contact faculty about required Lab times. Sign up today!

Instructional Team

Sujey Vega Gender Studies School of Social Transformation Co-teaching Facing Immigration I Fall 2018
Emir Estrada Anthropology School of Human Evolution and Social Change Co-teaching Facing Immigration II Spring 2019
Christiane Reves German School of International Letters and Cultures Co-teaching Facing Immigration I Fall 2018
Alexander Avina History School of Historical, Philosophical, and Reglious Studies Co-teaching Facing Immigration II Spring 2019