Mentoring Through Making: Designing with Refugee and Immigrant Youth

Parsons School of Design: Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Mentoring Through Making

Fall 2018

Taught By: Bernadette Ludwig and Jessica Walker

Section: A

CRN: 7333

Credits: 3

Mentoring Through Making: Designing with Immigrant Youth- In this critical studio, New School students will use critical thinking and reflective practice to develop mentoring skills and engage with young immigrants and refugees at MASA (Mexican-American Students Alliance) in the South Bronx. Through readings and in-class discussions students are introduced to concepts related to immigration with a focus on the experiences of immigrant children in the U.S. In the studio component of the course, students will develop imaging and animation skills that they will later be teaching to the youth at MASA. Youth mentoring techniques will be modeled in class through discussions and studio activities to prepare students for the service-learning component of the course when they will serve as tutors at MASA. All enrolled students must volunteer one evening per week (Mon-Thu; 6-8pm) with Mexican American children in MASA’s after-school program. In addition, students will facilitate–under the guidance of faculty–three animation workshops for the youth at MASA. Students with little to no digital media skills are encouraged to enroll as the basics of digital imaging and animation will be taught in this course.

Open to: All university undergraduates.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Strategies (PSDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:40am 2/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: 66 5th Ave

Room: 005

Date Range: 8/29/2018 - 12/12/2018