CCS 300: Latino Culture in Milwaukee
Two of the fastest growing segments of the population are Latinos and those age 65 years and over. Gain memorable experience working with both of these populations during this cross-cultural, service-learning course. Through a partnership with the United Community Center (UCC) of Milwaukee you will have the opportunity to explore what it means to be Latino in Milwaukee from a senior’s perspective. The course will provide a historical overview of Latino immigration to the U.S. and discuss current immigration patterns and demographics in the United States and locally. It will delve into the rich Latino culture and examine family roles, religious beliefs and practices, leisure activities, and diet and nutrition. In particular, the course will look closely at the health disparities and population health concerns of Latino families nationally and in the UCC neighborhood. You will be paired with a senior who participates in UCC senior programs to complete a Photo Voice project that involves photography, dialogue and photo exhibits. The Photo Voice project will culminate in a community-wide meeting where you and your senior will share your photos with the UCC community and local decision- makers.
Dr. Barbra Beck
Waukesha & Milwaukee
Transportation to UCC:
Will be provided by Carroll. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize this transportation to and from the UCC.
Course Meeting Times: TBA
Tentative Travel Dates:
Course on campus May 10th-May 15th & Travel to the UCC May 16th- May 31st
Maximum Class Size: 1
$1170.00 + $800.00 for two credits of Summer Tuition. Totaling $1970.00. Fees for credits can be found in the Undergraduate Course Catalog on the Academic portion of the Carroll University Website.
Course Credits: 2
Students requesting accommodations for their CCE should contact The Office for Students with Disabilities at the Walter Young Center by calling 262-524-7335 to set up an appointment with Marty Bledsoe.