Registrar description

Migration-with its emphasis on mobility, encounter, and interdependence-could be considered the human face of globalization. This course treats migration as a global issue, focusing locally on the roles language, translation, and community play in the migrant experience. Linguistic differences shape many aspects of migrant life, while a range of community-based endeavors-including language-learning programs and translation work-ensure that intercultural communication and exchange occur. Our seminar explores these issues through readings and discussion, but also through engagement with local NGOs, government entities, and migrant populations.