GEOG 401 Capstone:: Migrants & Mexico

Fall 2007 syllabus

Below is the official class schedule of activities and assignments. Please recognize that a syllabus is always tentative and subject to updating. Please listen for changes announced in class.

E-resources, including readings, lecture notes and links to other information is in red. Additional readings will be announced & posted. Please have readings completed before the day in which they are discussed.


GEOG 401 Migration/Mexico Capstone Homepage
UPDATED:
12 September, 2007

 

Date

Topic

Readings & Assignments

September

1
Sept 05
Introduction to Course & Context
Geographic Field Research
Research Hypotheses
Field Trip
MONDAY SEPT 10 Waumandee, WI -- Leave 5:45 am
Qualitative Research Methods
Kaldjian & Hoffman, Rural Wisconsin, Latino Labor, and the Migration Paradox, p. 3-11, Kaleidoscope II, 2007
The Other Face of America: Chronicles of the Immigrants Shaping Our Future, by Jorge Ramos, Rayo/HarperCollins, 2002.
 
2
Sept 12
Literature Searches
Envisioning Final Project
Prepare for Mexico
Assignment #1 -- Research Questions & Methods
Qualitative Methods in Human Geography, 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, Iain Hay, ed., 2005.
3
Sept 19
Begin Field Work
Data needs
Research design
HISPANIC SUMMIT, Tuesday, SEPT 25 --
ARCADIA, WI, 8-5pm.
Assignment #2 -- Literature Surveys
4
Sept 26
Interviews & Surveys
Transmitting Results
Continue Fieldwork
Assignment #3 -- Research Design & Data Needs

October

5
Oct 03
Discuss Experiences & Findings
Assignment #4 -- Proposals & Draft Outline for Final Project
6
Oct 10
Data Analysis
Revisit Hypothesis
Revisit Research Plan
Final Trip Preparations
 
7
Oct 17

Leave for Mexico

 
8
Oct 24

MEXICO

 
9
Oct 31
Data Compilation & Analysis
Continue Fieldwork
Assignment #5 -- Trip report

November

10
Nov 07
Conclusions & Recommendations
Continue Fieldwork
 
11
Nov 14
Report on progress
Continue Fieldwork
Assignment #6 -- Conclusions and recommendations
12
Nov 21
Work in Teams
Continue Fieldwork
 
13
Nov 28
Fine Tune Final Draft
Continue Fieldwork
Assignment #7 -- Final draft display/presentation & website

December

14
Dec 05

Critique Draft
Assignment #8 -- Final project Due
15
Dec 13
Presentation of Results
 

Exam #3 (Final Exam): Thursday, 21 December at 3:00 p.m.

 
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