CHST132 CH - Immigrant Youth: Education, Access, and Activism

When Offered: Each spring.
Instructor(s): A. Zimmerman
Credit: 1

This course explores the lives of immigrant and first-generation youth, with an emphasis on political organizing, activism, and advocacy related to higher education, immigrants' rights, immigrant detention, and criminalization. Other topics will include the historical production of the undocumented population in the U.S., demographic trends, the educational, work, and family lives of immigrant youth, and the shifting policy terrain including the impact of DACA and its culmination. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a collaborative project to develop deeper knowledge about a single issue related to undocumented immigration and/or immigrant youth. This collaborative project may include qualitative research and/or a community-engaged learning project with the aim of helping students engage with the principles of social justice and collaborative leadership through critical reflection within the classroom. Letter grade only.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
Area 3; Speaking Intensive

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