GOVT-414 Dept Sem: Global Migration and Citizenship
Spring for 2015-2016
This course focuses on the explosion of migration that has occurred around the world over the past few decades. We will address such topics as the reasons why people choose to migrate, the various immigration and citizenship policies of both “sending” and “receiving” countries, and the xenophobia and racism associated with immigration. Geographically, the course will cover the entire world, but with emphasis on the situation in Europe. Thematically, we will pay particular attention to the concept and practice of citizenship—which refers not just to whether immigrants arrive in a country, but whether they stay in the long term and are able to integrate as well. The class will be conducted as a seminar, with extensive student interaction and discussion. During some class sessions, we will also be viewing brief video documentaries on topics closely related to the readings, for the purpose of further stimulating the class discussion. (Comparative Government)
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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