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|Program Type:||CSUF Department/Faculty-Led||Housing Options:||Hotels|
|Language of Instruction:||English||College:||College of Humanities & Social Sciences|
|Prerequisite:||Instructor Permission||CSUF Faculty:||Castro, R.|
CRJU 459 Crime & Justice at the U.S.-Mexico Border, Winter Session 2018
This class breathes life into learning about how crime occurs and the extent to which justice is ultimately rendered at the U.S.-Mexico border!!
This study away course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of border issues related to crime, immigration, and justice. This class is highly innovative because it blends classroom teaching,along with research oriented skill-building,and travel to help students develop a richer and more robust understanding of the enforcement complexities U.S.-Mexico border.
In the class, students will travel with the professor to the U.S.-Mexico border and study strategic features of the border, hear the stories and perspectives of border residents,participate in a mini-town hall forum with members of community organizations (e.g. from both the U.S. and Mexican sides), attend a session of U.S. Immigration Court to witness removal proceedings, as well as meet and interview U.S. enforcement personnel working on the border (CBP, Customs).
Through these interactions, students will become familiar with the rapidly changing,oftentimes mercurial tone of justice at the U.S.-Mexico border.
View Professor Castro's PowerPoint Presentation about his upcoming Program:
Program Dates: January 2-19, 2018
|January 2-5, 2018||Class meetings on CSUF Campus
|January 8, 2018||Calexico/Holtville/El Centro, CA: – Immigrant Cemeteries; All American Canal tour.
|January 9, 2018||Calexico, CA: Fence line(s) at Calexico, Jacumba; Port-of-Entry Tour/U.S. Customs.
|January 10, 2018||San Diego: Double Fence line patrol/tour/U.S. Border Patrol.
|January 11, 2018||San Diego: Removal Proceedings/U.S. Immigration Court.
|January 12, 2018||San Diego: Roundtable with immigrant advocacy groups.
|January 15-19, 2018||Online class meetings: Debrief, discussion & digital storytelling
- Earn 3 units
- Travel for a week to visit and study strategic features at the U.S.–Mexico border.
- Interview and critically engage human rights representatives from both the U.S. & Mexico!!
- Witness removal proceedings in U.S. Immigration Court.
- Speak AND Patrol with U.S. enforcement personnel that work on the border.
- Build a personal archive through innovative on-line and digital story-telling assignments.
- Learn about enforcement paradigms and find out how they actually operate on the U.S.-Mexico border.
For more information about the this program please visit any of our information meetings below.
Course and Faculty
Students are expected to attend all of their class meetings and meet all class requirements (away, online, and on the CSUF campus), unless there is a medical reason which prevents them from doing so, and to adhere to all behavioral norms established on their respective campuses. Additionally, they are required to follow the laws and regulations, and respect the cultural mores, national traditions and customs of the host country.
CRJU 459: Crime & Justice at the U.S.-Mexico Border - You must enroll in CRJU 459 to participate in the this program.
|Professor Rob Castro
Division of Politics, Administration, and Justice
Housing & Transportation
Students will live in hotels (double occupancy) during the study away portion of this program:
Calexico, CA: Holiday Inn Express
San Diego, CA (Chula Vista): Comfort Inn
Students will travel by prearranged carpool among members of the class, in order to defray program costs.
Costs & Financial Aid
Program fees cover hotel accommodation (double occupancy), breakfast each day at the hotels course activities, visits, and meetings described above, during the study away portion of this program:
- $400.00 per participant (tentative and subject to change)
- Program fees are based on a minimum student enrollment. If enrollment falls below the minimum, CSUF reserves the right to adjust the program fee to accommodate a smaller number of students.
Additional Costs Not included in the Program Fee
- CSUF Intersession 2018 tuition and student fees
- Meals not indicated on the itinerary
- Personal expenses (shopping, entertainment, independent travel, etc.)
There are many opportunities for CSUF students to study abroad and continue to receive financial aid. Click here to learn more about financial aid for study abroad.
Application & Deadlines
- Good academic standing
- Completed online program application
Deadlines and Important Dates
|May 19, 2017
||Early Decision Online Application Due|
|May 26, 2017||Early Decision - Application Status Notification
|June 2, 2017||Early Decision - Student Commitment Deadline
|TBD||Program Payments Due|
|TBD||Online Program Forms Due|
Course-related Questions: Professor Castro - email@example.com
Application and Online Forms: Study Abroad Office - firstname.lastname@example.org