Web-based mentorship: Earth Odysseys (3 credits)
Cross-listed with Middle Eastern & North African Studies (MENAS) 461
Offered FALL term
Meets Wednesdays 2-5
Wolverine Access #20576
Earth Odyssey: Morocco is a social and cultural issues forum for middle school, high school, and college students around the world. It’s linked to an in-depth exploration of Morocco, as framed by a series of reports written by a UM Alumna who lived and taught there for three years. Nadia writes about what she sees of gender issues, the place of religion in society, social mores, and more. The students read these reports and post their comments and questions. As a mentor, you respond to student comments, trying to probe and honor student thinking, and to support a thoughtful orientation to the world. In class, we divide our time between learning about the cultural and historical issues referenced by their reports (so that you can interact with the students in an informed way) and thinking about and practicing the mentoring and discussion facilitation work.