Refugees: The Human Experience
FYS 042, CRN 6979
Liga Lacis
TR 3:30-4:45pm

Currently, there are over 15 million internationally displaced refugees.  Millions are in refugee camps, millions have been able to settle in other countries, others are still seeking asylum.   People leave their home countries because of war, political or religious persecution, and for economic reasons.  What is the refugee experience?  How do refugees fit in with the locals?

In this course we will read and hear about refugee experiences.  We will explore culture and identity, both from the local and the new comer point of view.  Class discussion and writing (responsive writings and a research paper) will be important in this course.

University News
October 20, 2016
The Comparison Project will present the third event in its 2016–2017 series on death and dying. A community interfaith dialogue on Oct. 27 will feature representatives of three different refugee religions in Des Moines.