Mexico / Arizona

Mexico Arizona

US-Mexico Border Field Course
FAIR 397J - 2 credits

March 20 - 29, 2014

This program requires a prerequisite FA 375 H in winter quarter or another comparable course approved by sponsoring faculty.

Learn and understand what life is like for migrants in borderland communities. You will have the chance to study, learn and interact with many different groups and organizations on both sides of the Arizona and Sonora, Mexico border. Led by Fairhaven Senior Instructor Shirley Osterhaus and Anthropology Professor James Loucky, this field course will provide you the opportunity to:

  • Gain firsthand experience of life in border communities
  • Support intercultural understanding of people’s experience
  • Learn through hearing many voices and perspectives of people on both sides of the border
  • Understand the heavily debated issues of immigration, homeland security, prisons and US policies
  • Experience on-the-ground knowledge of complex border issues
  • Encourage involvement with local/national/international issues related to migrants and immigration
  • Actively participate in the Desert-Aid Humanitarian Program
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