New Experiential Winter SJPS Courses in Italy and Dominican Republic
Global Networks for Justice Border, Migration and Violence (SJPS 3211G)
Students will examine key issues related to contemporary migration and refugee and border challenges, with a specific focus on the current crises in Europe and the Mediterranean.
Students will spend May 2018 in Italy.
- Month-long residency at the Rondine Centre for Peace in Arezzo, Italy
- complete ITAL 1045B - Introduction to Italian Language and Culture
- Visit NGOs and civil society organizations
- cultural excursions to Rome and other sites
- 1.0 credit course (SJPS 3211G + ITAL 1045B)
Globalization and Citizenship (SJPS 3210G)
This course examines the impact of globalization on local communities and explores questions of global justice and citizenship. Students will travel to the Dominican Republic for eight days with instructors and visit communities engaged in activism and resistance against exploitation.
- Land rights in rural communities
- Transnational mining & environmental impacts
- Water rights
- Colonial legacies and the history of resistance movements in the Dominican Republic