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as of 1/15/2021

REWRITING GERMAN IMMIGRATION HISTORY COLLABORATIVELY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Germany - Free University of Berlin - 'Free Univ. Berlin'
UC Course SubjectGerman
History
Number & Suffix: 132
Full UC Title: REWRITING GERMAN IMMIGRATION HISTORY COLLABORATIVELY 
Transcript Title: GER IMMIGRATN HIST 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: On 1 March 2020 a new law encouraging skilled immigration to Germany came into force. Some two weeks later, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the government closed borders to neighboring countries. This course situates this policy in the context of German immigration history to date. As it currently stands the Wikipedia entry on “Immigration to Germany” is not up to standard. In this course, students collaboratively draft a better article using wiki and other web technologies. Students analyze the structure, style, and use of citations in featured Wikipedia articles; collaborate using the Blackboard wiki to agree on a structure for their revised article; use web annotation software to read sources collaboratively; organize into working groups to draft the sections; subject each other to a process of peer review; and determine, collectively, which content, if any, should be transferred to Wikipedia at the end of semester. By the end of the course, students have improved written communication skills; become familiar with some web technologies along with the advantages and disadvantages of working collaboratively with them; better appreciate the importance of structure and style in written work; and better understand the appropriate use of citations in academic writing. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: REWRITING GERMAN IMMIGRATION HISTORY COLLABORATIVELY 
Partner University Department: Deutsche Philologie 
Partner University Course Number: 16929