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HNR 220 – Refugee Communities in Syracuse

Course Schedule:

Th 05:00pm-06:20pm


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Wallis, Hope

Counts toward:

HNR Seminar (210,220,230); Global experience non-euro

MySlice Info:

Class #: 31536
Section: M005
# Credits: 1

Course Description:

Over the last 20 years refugees from many countries, including Viet Nam, Somalia, Sudan, Cuba, Bosnia, and Iraq, have resettled in Syracuse. This course enables participating students to develop a basic understanding of U.S. immigration and refugee policies and their effect on the men, women, and children who resettle in the Central New York area, and in Syracuse in particular. Why do they come to Syracuse? What is their new life in Syracuse like? How do these newcomers contribute to the larger community? How do they become part of the larger community? Students will answer these questions through experiential exercises, group discussion, reading, and talking with refugees and immigrants. The seminar will explore the impact of public policy, physical and mental health, economics, school and children’s education, and citizenship training on the lives of refugees and immigrants. This seminar (with a grade of “B” or higher) can be counted as a non-Eurocentric experience toward the global awareness requirement.

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