DSP6100 Diaspora Acculturation & Integration Strategies

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Gary Fujino

Course Description:

Foundation for understanding acculturation and integration issues among diaspora peoples experiencing variegated immigration, emigration and living patterns. Students will: research, analyze and interpret demographic data; interact with diaspora peoples in local contexts in culturally-appropriate ways; and explore strategies and methodologies for engaging these populations for the sake of ministering among them, with an emphasis on practice.

How This Course Benefits Students:

The bachelor level course is intended to be an intro to create understanding of the fundamentals facing diaspora peoples in acculturation and integration to a local context. There is also a component of practicum where knowledge is put into action. The masters course assumes basic knowledge of the issues and is designed to further equip the student to effectively engage diaspora acculturation and integration from an informed and practical point of view.

Why This Course Is Important:

Understanding diaspora acculturation and integration is fundamental to the study and engagement of diaspora peoples. There is an ever-changing dynamic to the subject which requires both awareness and flexibility in thinking, methodology and practice. Since human beings acculturate and integrate to a given context, this course is necessary for equipping and understanding these variegated immigration, emigration and living patterns.