Course Detail

Course Detail for RST-250F-01

ID Name (credits) Time Instructor
RST-250F-01 People-Borders-Walls (3 ) 9:00AM - 5:30PM
M W
Doyle, Robert V

Instruction Type: Moodle-Supplemental Instruct Lecture/Discussion

Against the backdrop of current conversations regarding immigration, this course will explore the movement of people across borders. Through a systematic study of the theological underpinnings of ethics in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam the course will examine the dimensions of immigration in the United States and throughout the world. This study will include a comparative analysis of these three traditions and their perspectives which shape rhetoric regarding immigration, including asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants. Participants will be provided with a framework for addressing philosophical and theological issues related to the rights of passage, including an interdisciplinary examination of the legal, economic, and political aspects of movement across borders. The course will include a service learning component in partnership with community organizations working with immigrant communities.

 

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