The students participating in this class should expect to learn the present political, legal, and social understandings of modern migration. Why are some people more likely to migrate than others? Whose responsibility is it to prevent transnational trafficking? How does globalization both encourage and dissuade populations that are more likely to migrate? What is chain migration and why was it, until recently, considered a benefit to accepting societies? Through class discussions and contemporary literature on migration we will answer these and other questions about one of the most pressing issues at the domestic and international level.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU IS; AS SSC; FA SSC