- James I. Martin, PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor of Social Work; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director, MSW Program
This course is a global learning experience taught at NYU that is part of an ongoing collaboration between NYU Silver and RheinMain University of Applied Science (HSRM), Wiesbaden, Germany. Half of the students participating in the course will be NYU Silver students, and the other half will be German social work students enrolled at HSRM. The course uses a cross-national and cross-cultural approach to examine the patterns of migration and immigration to the USA and Germany, the experiences of migrants, and how migration is differentially understood in these two countries. Fraser's Status Model of Recognition will be introduced as a theoretical framework for understanding migration discourses. Students will also learn how to use the research method of Photovoice to learn how views and narratives about the self and the other are constructed in social contexts. Students will reflect on the way meaning and constructions of difference, which are implicit in migration discourse, are connected to one’s local biographical experiences and standpoint. The course will include several excursions to important New York City sites having to do with immigration.
Applicants who accept their seats in the program will receive additional next-steps and will be enrolled in the course from the Office of Global and Lifelong Learning. Students do not self-register for global programs.
Assistant Director, Office of Global and Lifelong Learning