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Spring 2018-2019
SOC 576   P/D/F Only

Immigration and Development in the Age of Globalization (Half-Term)

Patricia Fernández-Kelly

A review of writings and data related to population flows and displacements between 1960 and 2018. Course investigates (a) causes and consequences of internal and international migration; (b) the part played in immigration by inter- and intra-nation economic inequality; and (c) the rising impact of climate change and political strife. We give attention to the emergent collision between immigrant rights and the rights of nation states. The role of community organizations and NGOs is considered. We discuss immigration and immigration policy in the United States, and selected areas in Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia.

Sample reading list:
Portes A. and Fernández-Kelly Patricia, The State and the Grassroots:Immigrant Transnational Organiz
Reuveny, R., Climate change-induced migration and violent conflict
Banasak, C., Simpson N. and Zavodny, M., The Economics of Immigration
Borjas, G, Economic Theory and International Migration
Massey D., Arango J., Worlds in Motion: Understanding International Migration at
Chang, L., Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China

Reading/Writing assignments:
Participants are expected to produce weekly 2-page summaries of main ideas in assigned readings. Optional: They are also invited to use the course as an opportunity to design a limited research project relevant to immigration.

Requirements/Grading:
Term Paper(s) - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 50%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Other information:
This is a six week course that will be held from 3/29/19 - 5/3/19.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42501 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:30:00 pm F   Wallace Hall   165   Enrolled:3 Limit:15