Course Catalog

IPSG8560

Intro to Intl Migration

This course will introduce students to migration as an object of policy studies, various aspects of migration as a social phenomenon, and policies designed to encourage, discourage, or otherwise affect the flow of people within and between countries. Among the issues to be addressed are: economic-development aspects of migration; human trafficking and relevant policy; gender and migration; public health issues associated with migration; demography-development link; migration as a factor in international relations; terrorism & border control issues relative to migration; refugee issues and policy; and the integration of migrants at destination. The course will also introduce students to international laws and other norms and frameworks dealing with migration and migrants, as well as to international organizations and non-governmental organizations actively involved with migration issues. Illustrative examples of problems of migration, migrants, and policy responses will be drawn from various countries and regions of the world. Students will begin developing skills in analyzing demographic, social, economic, and political factors in the migration process; dynamics of and policy responses to forced migration, the effectiveness of legal and policy instruments to regulate migration, and national and human security implications of migration.

Subject:
International Policy Studies
Department:
International Policy Studies
Division:
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
IPOL8560 *

Sections

Fall 2014 - MIIS

IPSG8560A-F14 Lecture (Akaha)

Fall 2013 - MIIS

IPSG8560A-F13 Lecture (Akaha)