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262.61 sec. 1 - Global Migration Issues Writing Seminar (Fall 2011)
Instructor: Kate Jastram (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: W 6:25-9:05
Meeting Location: 136
Course Start: August 24, 2011
Specific topics for discussion in the seminar will be selected by the participants in the context of their research papers. We begin with an examination of existing international legal norms relating to global migration. Potential areas of student research may include how best the law can maximize the benefits and reduce the risks of migration to migrants and to countries of origin and destination; the criminalization of migration and the concomitant rise of trafficking and smuggling; obstacles to integration/assimilation and naturalization; and the legal ramifications of negative perceptions of migrants in many countries.
In considering possibilities for greater international cooperation for the benefit of both migrants and States, we will examine issues of human rights, transnational crime, and national security, as well as recent efforts by States to promote a migration 'management'model. Potential areas of student research may also include US immigration reform possibilities and other domestic legal and policy responses.
Participants will select readings and lead a class discussion on their research topic, and will prepare a 30 page seminar paper on a subject of their choosing, focusing on either a domestic or an international aspect of migration. Drafts will be presented and discussed in class. The class may be used to fulfill the Writing Requirement. It is also possible to write a 40 page paper and enroll for an additional 299 independent study credit, for a total of 4 credits.
To apply for the course, send the instructor, firstname.lastname@example.org, your resume and an idea of the topic on which you'd like to write.
This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.
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Instructor has indicated that no books will be assigned.