This seminar will focus on refugee crises and human rights issues at a time of extreme turmoil, as the world reckons with geopolitical and social upheavals and new war in Europe. The course will combine fundamentals of journalism and narrative reporting with historical studies and data and analysis of immigration policy and the prosecution of crimes against humanity. Students will investigate the impact of migration and universal jurisdiction while producing original reporting in various journalistic forms, including news, profiles and features. A fall-break trip to Berlin, Germany, will give students the opportunity to report from the field.
Rising seniors, juniors and sophomores may apply to enroll in this course, which is limited to 12 students. Applicants must be available for a mandatory international fall-break reporting trip to Germany (if COVID restrictions allow), all trip costs covered. Applications are due by Friday, April 15, 2022. Admission decisions will be returned to applicants as soon as possible and in advance of the add/drop period that opens on April 25, 2022.
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