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MEXICO CITY FIELD COURSE HR360 Special Topics in Human Rights: Migration and Human Rights Mexico/Canada May 25-June 27, 2015 (**exact dates to be determined)

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1 MEXICO CITY FIELD COURSE HR360 Special Topics in Human Rights: Migration and Human Rights Mexico/Canada May 25-June 27, 2015 (**exact dates to be determined)

2 Mexico City Population: Over 22 Million

3 Home of Ancient Empires

4 Modern Architecture

5 Beautiful Parks

6 And Lots of People!

7 Field Course Details An interdisciplinary field course co-hosted by the Human Rights Human Diversity program, Wilfrid Laurier University (Brantford) and the Programa de Asuntos Migratorios, Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City).

8 Open to students from a variety of disciplinary specializations on both Laurier campuses as well as students at Iberoamericana. The course will be of particular interest to students in the Human Rights, Global Studies and the North American Studies programs. Knowledge of Spanish helpful, but not necessary

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10 Purpose Within a human rights framework, the purpose of HR360 will be to examine human migration from the perspective of both the region of origin (Mexico/Central America) and receiving country (Canada).

11 Mexico is one of the world's principal countries of transit migration, particularly for the thousands of Central Americans who travel to reach the United States (and to a lesser extent, Canada) each year. Canada, for its part, is both a final destination for migrants who attain permanent residency through economic, family and humanitarian entry categories and now, more commonly, a destination for temporary workers.

12 Through lectures, readings, research, field day trips, interviews, and group discussion, students will seek to answer the following questions:

13 1.What are the current trends and patterns of human migration in view of the influences of globalization? 2.Why do Mexican (and Central American) migrants cross significant cultural, linguistic and geographic boundaries to migrate to the United States and Canada? 3.How do the migrants adapt and acculturate once in Canada? 4.What are some of the far-reaching effects of human migration on the societies and economies of Mexico and Canada?

14 A Unique Cross-Cultural / Bilateral Experience Course will take place in both Mexico and Canada. Co-Taught by Laurier (Dr. Stacey Wilson-Forsberg) and Ibero faculty members (Dr. Javier Urbano Reyes) Will facilitate cross-cultural interaction and engagement of Canadian and Mexican students Laurier students will spend 2 weeks in Mexico City on the Iberoamerican campus with Ibero Students Ibero Students will then join their Laurier peers on the Brantford campus for 2 weeks.

15 Students will spend an equal amount of time in a classroom setting and in the field as we embark on day trips to various migration related projects in areas surrounding Mexico City and areas surrounding Brantford.

16 Dates (TBC) Last week of May: Brantford campus classroom setting using videoconferencing with Iberoamericana students First 2 weeks of June: Mexico City Last 2 weeks of June: Brantford

17 Qualifications Presently enrolled in 2 nd, 3 rd, or 4 th Year prior to spring internship Minimum 7.0 GPA At Time Of Application Registrations due February 2, 2015

18 Academic Credit and Cost 0.5 academic credit HRHD 360 Cost: $2,000 plus cost of tuition ($670/ 0.5 credit course)

19 Contact Dr. Stacey Wilson-Forsberg


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