POL 359 Contemporary International Migration (3 credits)
Migration has profound and transformative impacts on many aspects of politics, by its effects on labor markets, culture, gender relations, religion, racial and ethnic relations, and families and kinship ties. In this course, we will draw on social science literature to examine the causes and consequences of migration and the effects on both sending and destination countries. We will explore how refugees, immigrants, guest workers, and undocumented workers have shaped and continue to reshape politics and society through their interactions and relationships with regimes of power and authority, established communities, and each other. We will cover the incorporation of migrants into political and economic life in their destination countries and focus our discussion using large and otherwise notable migrant groups in recent decades.