Travel journals

There are 5 travel journal assignments, each worth 2% of your course grade. 
  1. Preparation - due February 28
    • Form a group of about 3 to 5 people in the class
    • Using your France travel books or various online resources, identify at least 2 restaurants in Strasbourg that your group can have dinner at
    • Show me a map that identifies the location of the hotel and the locations of the 2 restaurants, using either:
      • a printed, paper map with the locations starred, or
      • an offline, downloaded map to a tablet or smartphone - if you do this you must show me the map with the locations marked, with the device in airplane mode; I suggest using google maps with the maps stored offline  
    • This assignment is for the group; I only need to see one map for the whole group, but you have to do at least a little bit of work to convince me that the members of your group have talked with each other about this beforehand 

  2. Lecture response - due March 12
    • Briefly summarize in 1 or 2 paragraphs one thing that one of the guest lecturers in Strasbourg said  
    • Explain how their perspective influences their interpretation of what they were describing (e.g. their nationality or political ideology)

  3. Gender - due March 14 
    • Take three pictures that in some way illustrate something about gender or parental roles 
    • The pictures can be of places, people, or things
    • Write a paragraph explaining what you observed, and what it might show about gender, parental roles, or the welfare state  

  4. Race, ethnicity, and migration - due March 14
    • Take three pictures that in some way illustrate something about immigrant communities and assimilation or segregation 
    • The pictures can be of places, people, or things
    • Write a paragraph explaining what you observed, and how it relates to the concept of assimilation or segregation 

  5. Summary - due March 15
    • Pick one thing from the trip - something you saw, or did, or a person you met - not otherwise covered in one of the previous journal assignments
    • Include a picture if appropriate but it's not necessary
    • Explain something about it that you found interesting, or surprising 
    • It does not need to be on a politics topic