Junior/Senior, Consent of Instructors, Paideia 111, 112
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E-Ethical, January Term 2, Paideia 450
INSTRUCTOR: Susan Schmidt (Social Work)
What are our ethical responsibilities towards people who migrate? How does immigration affect one’s sense of identity, as individuals, as communities, as nationals? This course will introduce students to the ethical complexity of migration matters in policy, practice, and community contexts. Various perspectives will be considered, including: those who have migrated themselves; government, non-profit and business entities; and communities of transit and settlement at the U.S.-Mexico border, and upper Midwest communities in Iowa and Minnesota. The class will visit refugee and immigrant serving organizations and communities in multiple locations: 2-3 U.S. border states (e.g. AZ, NM, or TX); the Twin Cities (MN); and in Northeast Iowa. Students will consider the ethics of immigration, along with questions of belonging in the past, present, and future of the U.S.