Michael Raimondi portrait

Michael Raimondi

Instructor of English
Office
JRC 316
Phone
(651) 962-5622

Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 203 - W13 Without a Home: Refugee Lit - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 325
CRN: 42614 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Michael Raimondi The inscription on the Statue of Liberty reads: “Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free / The wretched refuse of your teeming shore / Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, / I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Recent fighting in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East has forced countless numbers of civilians to flee their homes, not only resulting in mass migrations of refugees to nearby European countries and other safe havens around the world, but also straining humanitarian resources such as food supplies and housing. This migration has also forced those countries and safe havens—including the United States—to confront issues related to national identity and human values. In this class, we’ll use a variety of texts to explore what it means to be a refugee and ask whether or not a person ever stops being one; we’ll also examine, through a refugee’s eyes, the degree to which the United States is upholding its identity as a nation born from immigrants and ask whether or not its values in regards to “the huddled masses” and “homeless” are changing. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. This course satisfies the Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Intensive requirement.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location