In the International Migration, Development and Citizenship concentration, students examine the interconnection among local and global forces that shape the emergence of migration and refugee movements across national borders.
Ramon Guerra's research and teaching areas include Chicano/a and Latino/a literature, postmodernism and 20th and 21st Century American literature, among others. His publications include Testimonio of 'When I Left and When I Arrived': The Mexican Revolution Era Immigrant in the Midwest, Mexican Americans Encounter the American Dream: George Washington Gomez and Teaching 'Story' as a Component of Fiction in Cisneros's Caramelo.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
Students must complete 30 credit hours, including the following requirements:
|Introduction to Critical & Creative Thinking||3|
Course Number: CACT 8000
This course is the foundational introductory course for the Master of Arts in Critical and Creative Thinking program (MA CCT). It focuses on the development of students’ skills as critical thinkers and creative problem solvers as well as the cultivation of students’ capacity to recognize and leverage tools, resources, and ideas towards finding innovative solutions to everyday problems.
Course Number: CACT 8090
The Graduate Project is an applied student project under the direction of a faculty adviser. In the project, the student will apply interdisciplinary knowledge and skills gained within the program to address a problem or to expand knowledge within or across disciplines. The product or artifact produced by the student may take a variety of forms.
|A History of American Immigration Policies and Laws||3|
Course Number: CACT 8400
This seminar will examine the evolution of American immigration policies and laws from the colonial period to the present day. Where appropriate, the course will examine American immigration laws in a comparative context. It will pay particular attention to how state policies create and/or sustain inclusionary or exclusionary practices for members of different racial, ethnic, religious, or gender groups in American society.
|Immigration, Migration and Diaspora: Critical Approaches and Theories of Movement in Literature||3|
Course Number: CACT 8410
This seminar in literature and some film analyzes the depictions in non-fiction and fiction of displacement as a result of immigration, migration, refugee status, or any other considered movement, intentional or imposed. It will focus largely on the U.S. experiences of those displaced from all locales.
|Literature/Culture: Central America and the Caribbean 1898-2000||3|
Course Number: CACT 8416
Literature/ Culture: Central America and the Caribbean 1898- 2000” studies major historical and socio-cultural events in Latin American history in the 20th century, through their articulation in literary texts, film, and other cultural expressions from Central America and the Hispanic Caribbean.
|Mexico and the U.S. Borderlands: Two Histories, One Destiny||3|
Course Number: CACT 8420
Exploration of U.S.-Mexico Borderlands history and its pathways to current developments. It reviews borderland encounters, miscegenation, and wars between Indigenous groups, Europeans, North Americans, and Mexicans. It looks at the history of the drafting of the imaginary U.S.-Mexico borderline and follows its development until the construction of a wall to separate an undividable socio-cultural space. The course integrates a comparative conceptual approach to empires, nation-building, territorial expansion, identity formation, code-mixed English-Spanish uses, and state sovereignty.
|International Migration, Development and Citizenship||3|
Course Number: CACT 8430
The course allows students to gain an understanding of the forces driving contemporary world migration, the policies and practices of development expelling or attracting migrants from and to different parts of the world, and migrants’ relative success in their quest for belonging and citizenship in their host communities. This course supports the International Migration, Development and Citizenship concentration in the Master of Arts in Critical and Creative Thinking.
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.