The immigration debate along the southwestern border of the United States is multifaceted because of the unique geography, history and cultural interactions of the region. In this course, students will learn about immigration from multiple perspectives and interact with numerous stakeholders along the Arizona/Sonora border. Activities will include meetings with government officials from both countries, interaction with humanitarian groups, exposure to the unique geographical features of the Sonora Desert, presentations by scholars, experiences with artists, contact with the migrants themselves and group reflection. By the end of the course, students will engage effectively in public discourse about the complicated issue of immigration from a much broader perspective than that of the average U.S. citizen.
Living Desert Museum
Move to BorderLinks where students will reside
Work with various humanitarian and environmental organizations ex. Humane Borders, No More Deaths, etc.
Trip to Nogales, Sonora
Meet with repatriated Mexicans
Day with the Tohono O’odham Nation
Day trip to Sasabé and Arivaca
Visit El Tiradito
Can count as a General Studies credit in either Civilization or Society
Learn about the diversity of culture throughout the history of the Hawaiian islands.
The Sundance Experience
This Communications’ course will explore the many facets of the role of the modern day film festival. Students will interact with professionals in promotions, distribution and independent filmmaking while immersing themselves in the aesthetics and culture of film. Students will spend one week at Elon, put on a small film screening, and then travel to Utah to attend a week of the Sundance Film Festival. They will research topics prior to attending the festival and complete journals and related assignments upon returning to campus.
Follow their blogs from the festival HERE
THIS PROGRAM IS FULL FOR 2014
GST 416: Wealth and Poverty
Students will be learning about how global economy serves to increase the disparity between the rich and the poor in our world. Students will look at these facts from economic, philosophical, and ethical perspectives.