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211.6 sec. 001 - Citizenship and Immigration (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Sarah Song  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Meeting:

    W 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
    Location: 2240 Piedmont 102
    From August 18, 2021
    To November 19, 2021

Course Start: August 18, 2021
Course End: November 19, 2021
Class Number: 31915

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 19
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 19
As of: 10/16 04:12 PM


In this course we will explore questions about citizenship and immigration in the contemporary world. Readings will be drawn from scholarship in political theory, law, and the social sciences with the goal of integrating insights from these different fields in new, thought-provoking ways.

The first half of the course will focus on citizenship. How should we conceive of citizenship? As a formal legal status, an entitlement to a set of rights, active participation in self-governance, an identity, or something else? What is the relationship between citizenship, on the one hand, and race, class, gender, sexuality, and national origin, on the other? Which rights have historically been attached to citizenship status and which rights have been extended to noncitizens? What would cosmopolitan citizenship look like?

The second half of the course will focus on immigration. Why do people migrate across international borders? Should people be allowed to migrate across borders? States exert control over migration but what, if anything, justifies this control? What is the impact of migration on sending countries, receiving countries, and migrants themselves? What are the key dynamics in the politics of immigration and how do they constrain immigration policymaking? What are the current immigration categories and priorities in U.S. immigration law? What kinds of immigration policies should the U.S. and other liberal democratic countries pursue?

Course requirements include careful reading of texts, thoughtful participation in seminar discussions, and 5 papers approximately 1000 words each.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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