Mentoring Through Making: Sharing Stories

University Curriculum: University Curriculum

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Mentoring Through Making
Fall 2024
Taught By: Bernadette Ludwig and Jessica Walker
Section: A

CRN: 15948

Credits: 3

In this interdisciplinary course, New School students will use critical thinking and reflective practice to develop mentoring skills and engage with young immigrants/asylum seekers at MASA (Mexican-American Students Alliance) in the South Bronx as well as La Colmena in Staten Island. Through excursions to immigration-related sites such as Ellis Island, the Tenement Museum, and El Museo, 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 storytelling and illustration skills that they will later be sharing with the youth at MASA and La Colmena. 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 or La Colmena. All enrolled students will volunteer one afternoon or evening per week with first or second generation immigrant youth in an after-school program or youth-empowering program. In addition, students work collaboratively with the youth to design illustrated book projects that focus on the telling of personal stories. Students with little to no design skills are encouraged to enroll as the basics of storytelling and 2D illustration will be covered in this course.

College: University Curriculum (UL)

Department: University Curriculum (UNIV)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 12:34am EDT 5/25/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/29/2024 - 12/12/2024