DukeImmerse:De-Constructing/Re-Constructing students work together with faculty as a team across a single semester and in four classes that include a month of field research abroad.
Spring 2017 Courses
An overview of current scholarship on the anthropology of global migration, and the key ethical predicaments at the center of contemporary forms of human mobility. Featuring an anthropological examination of current debates drawing on ethnographic texts, legal and policy materials, biography, literature and film. Areas of Knowledge: SS. Modes of Inquiry: EI. Instructor: Suzanne Shanahan.
An introduction to qualitative research design and analysis including interviewing, ethnography, focus groups as well as a a variety of visual methods, including mapping and photo elicitation. Emphasis on the ethics of research design, implementation, and presentation and ethics of research with vulnerable populations. Students will collect refugee life stories as the basis of a documentary theater production they will write and perform as their final project. Course may include field research in Jordan and Nepal. Areas of Knowledge: SS, ALP. Modes of Inquiry: EI, R, W. Instructor: Marcia Rego.
Examination of Arab worldviews (including cultural variations, artistic expressions, view about gender, and religion, and perspectives toward the U.S.). Explores the development of images of the Arab and seeks to understand them in the context of the Arab world as well as in its relationship to the West. Analyzes the dynamics between norms of modern civil society and those dictated by religious traditions. Critically examines current Western assumptions, representations and understanding of Arab societies, and the moral frameworks in which different choices are debated in the Arab context. Areas of Knowledge: ALP, CZ. Modes of Inquiry: CCI, EI. Instructor: Mbaye Lo.
Uses current debates around refugee law and policy as the context in which to develop basic quantitative research design and analysis skills. Course may include data collection with resettled refugee locally and in Jordan and in Nepal. Areas of Knowledge: SS. Modes of Inquiry: QS, CCI, EI. Instructor: Amber Pearson.