May 30, 2023  
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 295-03 - Special Topic: Immigration & Transnationalism

4 credits (Fall)
Increased international migration is an important global phenomenon that has changed the demographic and cultural composition of many societies throughout the world. While the movement of people has always been a feature of the human condition, this course examines what is “new” about these contemporary transnational flows. The course will begin with an overview of relevant topics in the field of international migration including: the distinctions between economic migrants, political refugees as well as populations currently being displaced by environmental disasters (earthquakes, droughts, etc); explanations for why migration occurs; social, political, economic, and cultural impacts; the second generation and their modes of incorporation; how migration is gendered and its impact on identities; diasporas, and citizenship.

Prerequisite: SOC 111 
Instructor: Escandell