DSP4100 Disapora Acculturation & Integration

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Gary Fujino

Course Description:

Exploration of challenges facing today’s diaspora sojourners: How adaptation and entry occur, and how the diasporic self influences and guides in integrating identity formation and acculturation to a local context. Using case studies, interviews, group discussions, multi-media, and research assignments on biblical and secular diasporas, the student will gain knowledge and insight on how to practically interact with diaspora peoples.

How This Course Benefits Students:

The bachelor level course is intended to be an intro to create understanding of the fundamentals facing diaspora peoples in acculturation and integration to a local context. There is also a component of practicum where knowledge is put into action. The masters course assumes basic knowledge of the issues and is designed to further equip the student to effectively engage diaspora acculturation and integration from an informed and practical point of view.

Why This Course Is Important:

Understanding diaspora acculturation and integration is fundamental to the study and engagement of diaspora peoples. There is an ever-changing dynamic to the subject which requires both awareness and flexibility in thinking, methodology and practice. Since human beings acculturate and integrate to a given context, this course is necessary for equipping and understanding these variegated immigration, emigration and living patterns.