Title

Narcos: Designing an Upperlevel Critical Thinking Course on the Mitigation of Drug Trafficking in Mexico and Colombia

Titles of the Individual Presentations in a Panel

Narcos: Designing an Upper Level Critical Thinking Course on Mitigating Drug Traffic in Mexico and Colombia.

Subject Area

Spanish American Studies

Abstract

This paper details the incorporation of the real world problem of narcotrafficaking in a student centered critical thinking course whose task is to provide mitigation of the problem of narcotraffic in Mexico and Colombia. Student groups are assigned an individual cartel, as well as research of their own, and give an individual oral presentation on their response to the task. They are also required to write a ten page paper on the their solution. Presentations are video recorded and papers are reviewed by outside readers to ensure consistent quality. Rubrics will be provided on request. Given the opioid epidemic sweeping our society, this topic is inherently important to study and also provide our future citizens with some form of context to frame the problem.

Brief Bio Note

Dr Montano is Director of Hispanic Studies at Barton College in Wilson, NC. interests include directing the five week summer immersion program at the Universidad de Zamora , Michoacán, purépecha influence on highland Spanish, translating the novels of Luis Arturo Ramos and poet Miguel Ángel Chávez Diaz de León, the leading voices of our frontera juarense

Keywords

Narcocorridos, narcofosas, narcomantas, plazas, sicario, Autodefensas

Location

Afternoon Session 1 (PARB 255)

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

4-11-2019 2:35 PM

Embargo

10-26-2018

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Apr 11th, 2:35 PM

Narcos: Designing an Upperlevel Critical Thinking Course on the Mitigation of Drug Trafficking in Mexico and Colombia

Afternoon Session 1 (PARB 255)

This paper details the incorporation of the real world problem of narcotrafficaking in a student centered critical thinking course whose task is to provide mitigation of the problem of narcotraffic in Mexico and Colombia. Student groups are assigned an individual cartel, as well as research of their own, and give an individual oral presentation on their response to the task. They are also required to write a ten page paper on the their solution. Presentations are video recorded and papers are reviewed by outside readers to ensure consistent quality. Rubrics will be provided on request. Given the opioid epidemic sweeping our society, this topic is inherently important to study and also provide our future citizens with some form of context to frame the problem.