APPLES Global Course Guanajuato (GLBL 390)

This 3 credit Spring course is interdisciplinary, combining qualitative methods, migration theory, and service-learning in a course that examines Latin American immigrant perspectives. Students will research and work with immigrants in receiving communities in North Carolina and spend spring break in immigrants’ home communities in Guanajuato, Mexico.

The course will address ethical and practical aspects of the ethnographic method including the preparation, transaction and transcription of interviews. This course is designed for upper level students (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors)and is also open to graduate students. Knowledge of Spanish through level III is highly recommended. Students must be prepared to volunteer at a campus or community organization that works with immigrant issues. Digital audio recorders are required. Above all, students must be motivated by a strong desire to better understand issues facing the immigrant communities at home and abroad.


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Instructor: Dr. Hannah Gill,

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