CE 275 ZM – Special Topics in Civic Engagement: Refugees and Resettlement
About the Course:
There are more refugees worldwide today than at any time since World War II. This course explores the many dimensions of the global refugee crisis, with a specific focus on resettlement. Working in partnership with the International Rescue Committee, Drew students will engage directly with refugees from around the world that have recently resettled in New Jersey. This course requires travel time to and from Elizabeth, where Drew students will work with recently resettled youth. Drew students will serve as mentors, helping our new neighbors acquire academic skills and cultural competencies. In addition to weekly lessons and workshops with the Elizabeth students, Drew students meet periodically on their own to assess and develop strategies for facilitating the work of the full group. Class is held at both the offices of the IRC in Elizabeth, NJ and Drew University.
About Community-Based Learning:
Community Based Learning (CBL) classes, also sometimes called Service Learning Classes, foster the ability to connect academic learning with action in the world. At Drew, CBL classes strengthen community partners that serves the common good. They fulfill the Off-Campus Experience requirement and qualify as one of the Launch program’s immersive experiences.
Tuesday 3:30 – 6:00 PM and Thursday 4:00 – 6:30 PM