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Latin American Migration

Ohio State University via Coursera

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This six-week-long graduate level course is targeted primarily to in-service teachers in US schools. Its main purpose is to give P-12 teachers opportunities to develop new knowledge and understanding of Latin America in the context of migration, and of the historical, sociocultural, and economic forces that cause Latin Americans to leave home for the United States. Six specialists from several disciplines will discuss these topics from different perspectives.

Students will develop strategies to enhance the educational experience of their students by incorporating content and new insights on Latin America into their teaching.

All lectures and instructional materials developed for this course by the Ohio State University are licensed under the Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit


Week One: Transnational Migration and Global Diasporas
Instructor - Abril Trigo
Week Two: US Immigration Policies and Latin American Immigration
Instructor - Lilia Fernández
Week Three: Contemporary Latin American Migration
Instructor - Jeff Cohen
Week Four: Latino/a Cultures in the USA 
Instructor - Frederick Aldama
Week Five: Immigrant Health
Instructor - Reanne Frank
Week Six: Language and Literacy: Multilingualism and Education 
Instructor - Marcia Farr

Taught by

Abril Trigo


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