Borders, Migrants, States

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Borders, Migrants, States

Spring 2020

Taught By: Alexandra Delano

Section: A

CRN: 5246

Credits: 3

How do states define their interests and responsibilities regarding migration flows, border controls, immigrant integration or relationships with diasporas? How do the resulting migration policies impact the movement of people (or lack thereof) and migrants’ political, economic and civic engagements in countries of origin and destination? Borders, Migrants and States examines policies of immigration and emigration from the perspective of the states where movement originates as well as the place of arrival (including countries of transit and return), and from the perspective of migrants who are affected by but also challenge and reshape the boundaries of such policies and norms. The course will focus particularly on the US and Latin America as the basis for discussions about the push and pull factors of migration, particularly emphasizing labor migration and undocumented migration. We will examine policies ranging from border controls to temporary worker programs, regularization programs (including DACA), immigrant integration and diaspora policies focused on development in the origin country as well as the extension of citizenship rights across borders. In every case we will consider the impact of migration policies on migrants and their transnational activities, mobilization and activism. The course will include site visits and guest speakers. In addition to academic texts, course materials will include current news articles, documentary films, a novel and chronicles.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global Studies (UGLB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 5

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:55am 9/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm



Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020