RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar
Winter 2023, Section 003 - Migrants: Understanding the Inequities in the US Agricultural Workforce
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Social Sciences (RCSSCI)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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This course explores the experience of migrant farmworkers in the United States with a special focus on southeast Michigan. Through readings and community presenters students will gain a deeper understanding of the economic, cultural, and historical context of migrant agricultural work in the U.S, with an emphasis on understanding the systemic inequities affecting the community in terms of economic, health, and educational disparity. Students will also learn about community efforts to bring about change through unions and art.

Course Requirements:

Student will be evaluated on the basis of written work (three 3-4 page essays), a group presentation, as well as preparation and participation in class discussions. Students should be prepared to experiment with different pedagogical techniques, such as visualizations, games, interactive presentations, and art/dramatizations. The final project will be a podcast or a dramatization to educate the general public about migrant issues.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for students interested in exploring in depth the migrant community and how it is structured in the United States as well as students interested in experimenting with different pedagogical techniques. This course counts towards the following concentrations and minors: RC Social Science, LACS, RC Social Justice Minor, Latino/a Studies, American Culture.


RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar
Schedule Listing
003 (SEM)
 In Person
WF 11:30AM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
004 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
005 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
006 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23

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