Advanced Spanish Service-Learning: Migration, Asylum & Human Rights at the Border
Brates, V. (PI)
Students develop advanced Spanish language proficiency through examination of issues surrounding current immigration and refugee crises. There will be class discussions of Central American contexts, international treaties, human rights, and U.S. immigration law. Class will include expert commentary from legal and mental health professionals, human rights specialists, migrants, and refugees. Legal, medical, and psychological implications of migration will be examined. Students should enroll in the companion course HUMRTS 108 to receive units for volunteer hours performed throughout the quarter, concurrent with class meetings and assignments. Service-learning opportunities will entail working directly with Spanish-speaking immigrant and asylum seekers in detention in the U.S. Due to COVID-19, all service-learning hours will be performed remotely. Taught entirely in Spanish. Cardinal Course (certified by Haas Center). Prerequisite: Prerequisite: completion of SPANLANG 13, 23B, or placement test equivalent to SPANLANG 100 or higher. SPANLANG 108SL is a requirement for HUMRTS 108.
Letter or Credit/No Credit