Skip to content
Programs : Brochure
This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
Paideia 450: Migration and Border Issues: Ethics, Policy, and Practice
Minneapolis-Saint Paul, United States; Postville, United States; Rochester, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: J-Term
Layout wrapper table for buttons
Layout table containing buttons
Request Advising
Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Fact Sheet: - unrelated header
Fact Sheet:
#i18n(14)# parameter/value output
Prerequisites: Junior/Senior, Consent of Instructors, Paideia 111, 112 Program Type: J-Term 2
Max. Enrollment: 22 Academic Dept: Paideia
No. of Credits: 4 All College Req(s): E-Ethical, January Term 2, Paideia 450
Immersion: None
Program Description:
Program Description:
INSTRUCTOR:  Susan Schmidt (Social Work)
Border Fence 1
Course Description: 
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.
Estimated Cost: TBD
Estimated Add'l Meal Costs: $300
Recommended Travel-Specific Immunizations:
Burial Site

Dates / Deadlines: - unrelated header
Dates / Deadlines:
Tabular data for Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
J-Term 2022 23-APR-2021 31-MAY-2021 TBA TBA
Layout wrapper table for buttons
Layout table containing buttons