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Transnational Migration and Latina/o Communities Syllabus
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Collins-Dogrul, Julie. 2015. “Transnational Migration and Latina/O Communities Syllabus”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, November. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This course helps students examine transnational migration and its effects on communities in the United States and Latin America. The geographical focus is transnational communities that span the United States and the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. The course includes multiple ethnographic assignments that help students explore, analyze, and...

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College 300
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This syllabus was designed for a semester-long course meeting three days a week. The course was designed for students at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) located in Los Angeles County with small class sizes. The ethnographic assignments require reasonable proximity to Latino immigrant communities and day labor hiring sites. Instructors in sites that...

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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. How to collect and analyze fieldnotes
  2. the evolution of key sociological theories and concepts that explain migration migration and settlement patterns in Latin America and the United States
  3. how transnational migration shapes migrants, family, and communities

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Observation and fieldnotes from observations in Latino/a communities
  2. Essay exams
  3. Discussion

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