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Professor:  Dr. Mary Gayne

Students in this course will explore the recent global shifts in immigration, refugee resettlement, and transnational migration from 1965-present through accumulation, analysis, and interpretation of publicly-available sources that describe how these larger social processes are experienced and articulated in Harrisonburg, Virginia and the surrounding region. Students will learn valuable skills and competencies in Digital Humanities by presenting their discoveries and findings on an already-begun WordPress website platform called, “The World is Harrisonburg: A Global History of Immigration, Refugee Resettlement, and Transnational Migration, 1970-2020”. Additionally, students participate in a variety of community events, such as the Harrisonburg International Festival.  This pilot is a variation of HIST 150 Critical Issues in Recent Global History.

Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2019