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Both Sides of the Fence: Understanding Mexican Migration in Guanajuato, Mexico
This program was one of nine recipients of funding from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Obama Initiative that aims to "enhance hemispheric competitiveness, increase prosperity, and provide study abroad opportunities to better prepare a globally aware and culturally competent workforce" (100kstrongamericas.org).  Both Sides of the Fence works toward this initiative through two stages of study in a cohort composed of WMU students and Mexican students from the University of DeLaSalle Bajio.  Stage one of the program will take place in Michigan, in which the cohort will take classes exploring the issues of migration, cultural influences, and community health, and engage in service learning projects with migrant farm workers.  Stage 2 will take place in Guanajuato, Mexico.  The cohort will be placed in communities affected by migration and work providing community service that addresses the challenges of migration and obesity under the direction of a Mexican non-profit association. Application deadline is Friday, April 30.

Summer I Course Highlights

GWS 3200 - Women, globalization and social change
This course pursues an interdisciplinary analysis of the status of women worldwide and their efforts to create social change in a global context. We explore similarities and differences among women, recognizing the possibilities of transnational cooperation and the limitations of the idea of a “global sisterhood.”
Credits: 3 hours
Meeting times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 - 4 p.m.
Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area IV: Other Cultures and Civilizations

PSCI 3460 - Women in Developing Countries
Women's socioeconomic and political role and status will be examined in relation to the impact of colonialism, forces of modernity, and developmental issues.
Credits: 4 hours
Meeting times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area IV: Other Cultures and Civilizations

LANG 3510 - Power and Morality in the Roman World
The course provides an opportunity to gain a knowledge of one of the West’s most influential and enduring cultures while studying the dynamics of power and morality in ancient Rome.
Credits: 3 hours
Meeting times: Mondays and Wednesdays, noon- 2:30 p.m.
Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area II: Humanities

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