|Freshman Proseminar (INAF-100)
This course examines the experience of immigration as portrayed in film and print. Culinary excursions are highlights of this interactive course. Lively class debates focus on current immigration-related topics. We analyze historical and modern forces that shape immigration policy, and then study how those policies affect the economic, social, and political fabric of sending and receiving immigrant countries. Critical writing skills are emphasized in the course including: the writing of a letter to the editor; conducting an oral interview of an immigrant; and critiquing a film and an additional novel. This course culminates in a major project that showcases the student’s mastery of a specific topic related to immigration.
The intent of this class is to build a community of scholars which will continue over each student’s four years at Georgetown. Additional classes during the sophomore and senior year are offered to each cohort. This is a rigorous course in which substantial learning takes place outside of the classroom.
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