DSP6130 Theories & Methods of Diaspora Mission

Course Overview

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

Course Description:

Preparation to lead displaced people by evaluating reasons for immigration and physical, emotional and spiritual issues related to relocation. Analyzes the differences between refugees for economic reasons and those driven out by persecution or war, and differences between change to near-culture or drastic cross-cultural adjustment. Examines contemporary experience, including how technology retains connections and potential ways to grow in community.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students prepare to lead displaced people by evaluating the issues before and during migration with a special emphasis on refugees, those driven out by war and persecution. What does it mean to have no choice other than to risk one’s life? Students can learn empathy and tools needed for this type of work.

Why This Course Is Important:

Refugees are a unique category of migrant, ones forcably displaced. They have certain traumas to process and overcome and need special attention to find healing and integration.