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Immersive Summer Course Explores Refugee Issues

The Arts and Humanities Institute is offering an immersive 10-week summer course titled “Reframing Settlement.” The Intensive Semester Learning Experience looks at forced migration through the lenses of history, language and culture, literature, public policy and health. Students will explore resettlement issues such as social isolation, health and well-being, language acquisition and citizenship.

This ISLE course will bring together students from a variety of fields to work with community organizations on the very relevant topic of refugee resettlement. Designed to provide direct experience with the refugee community and the organizations that work with refugees, the course will culminate with research projects designed by the students.

Taught by Casey Keck, associate professor of English, and Sarah Toevs, professor for the School of Allied Health Sciences Department of Community and Environmental Health, ISLE 397/597 will meet from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The six credits can be used to satisfy major requirements, and in some cases can be split to serve majors and minors. Contact Keck for more information at 426-4268 or