Immigration and Migration Studies Courses

Spring 2017

Below is a list of the courses that may be applied to the Center's Transcript Notation Program. If you do not see a course listed that you believe should be offered for such credit, please contact the Center with the course information, including the relevant syllabus!

AASP498O African American and Latino Social, Cultural and Political Relations: 1940 to present
Nichols, Jason

AAST398B Asian American Social Policy and Community Advocacy
This course focuses on how Asian and Pacific Americans are represented in government and throughout social policies in the United States. The ways in which racial and gender dynamics intersect with migration policy , community development, and other pressing issues is explored. Instructor TBA

AAST398D Selected Topics in Asian American Studies; Filipino American History and Biography
Focus is placed on Filipino American experiences with an emphasis on identity, community building and organizing to influence public policy. We will cover pertinent events from the US and Philippine history in order to understand the impact of colonialism, migration, immigration and assimilation on Filipino Americans. Daus, Gemirald

AMST298Q U.S. Latina/o Literature and Culture
Also offered as ENGL235. Credit granted for ENGL235 or AMST298Q. Balachandran Orihuela, Sharada

AMST498N Citizens, Immigrants, and Refugees
Also offered as USLT498I and IMMR419D. Credit granted for AMST498N or USLT498I or IMMR419D. Prerequisite: At least three credit hours of prior coursework in AMST Guerrero, Perla

ANTH264 Immigrant Policy, Immigrant Lives
An examination of the phenomenon of international migration, or immigration. Students develop awareness of how immigration has been framed in the general public and examined by social science disciplines, most prominently anthropology. Examination of case studies of different immigrant groups in distinct geographic contexts will illuminate the varied incorporation experiences of immigrants into U.S. society. Also offered as IMMR219C. Credit granted for ANTH264 or IMMR219C. Getrich, Christina

ANTH411 Anthropology of Im/migration and Health
The United Nations estimates that some 230 million people around the world are migrants who live outside their country of birth. This course focuses on these migrant populations, considering the implications of movement across borders and settlement in new societies on their health and well-being. We will investigate the social, political, and economic structures that shape disease and illness and produce differential access to health care for migrants. Within that context, we will explore the health effects of migration itself and particular health conditions from which migrants suffer. We will also examine how migrants interface with differently configured health care systems as well as strategies they and their advocates use to promote health and well-being. Getrich, Christina

ARHU158G Explorations in Arts and Humanities; Border Crossings: Immigration and the Making of the Americas
Human migration and immigration have been transformative forces across history and they remain so today. Focusing on the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America, this course will examine how the arts and humanities, particularly history, theatre, and languages and literatures, have explored migration and immigration. The course will provide the tools for students to generate their own ideas and understandings of this very human activity, movement across borders. Restricted to first semester freshmen in the College of Arts and Humanities. Greene, Julie

ARHU158J Explorations in Arts and Humanities; Who Belongs? Practices of Citizenship in U.S. Democracy
What does it mean to be a citizen? What are the rights and obligations of citizens in a democracy? Who grants these rights and obligations? This class will explore these questions by playing a historical simulation game, reading foundational primary texts from U.S. history and contemporary politics, and observing and participating in the College Park community. We will engage with history, philosophy, literature, and public rhetoric, and students will practice multiple modes of inquiry including role-play, debate, close reading, participant observation, and public writing. Restricted to first semester freshmen in the College of Arts and Humanities. Maddux, Kristjana

CCJS325 Slavery in the Twenty First Century: Combating Human Trafficking
The trafficking of human beings in its historical, legal, economic, political and social contexts. Scope of the global problem, different forms of human trafficking, and regional trends and practices. Roles of government, the international community and individual actors. Strategies to combat trafficking. White, Christine

CMLT235 Black Diaspora and Culture
Examination of key works by writers of the African Diaspora. Relationship among black people across multiple geographic spaces; Africa, the Caribbean, the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Specific historical, cultural, and literary contexts; themes such as gender, sexuality, migration, slavery, freedom, and equality. Readings may include literary texts (fiction, poetry, drama), music and film. All readings in English, but drawn from multiple languages of the black diaspora, including English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. TBA

GEOG130 Developing Countries
An introduction to the geographic characteristics of the development problems and prospects of developing countries. Spatial distribution of poverty, employment, migration and urban growth, agricultural productivity, rural development, policies and international trade. Portraits of selected developing countries. Luna, Ronald

GEOG335 Population Geography
Prerequisite: Permission of BSOS-Geography department. Or GEOG201; and GEOG202. Credit only granted for: GEOG435 or GEOG335. Formerly: GEOG435.
The spatial characteristics of population distribution and growth, migration, fertility and mortality from a global perspective. Basic population-environmental relationships; carrying capacity, density, and relationships to national development. Geores, Martha

GEOG423 Latin America
Prerequisite: Permission of BSOS-Geography department. Or GEOG201 and GEOG202; and (GEOG332, GEOG435, or GEOG333). Credit only granted for: GEOG313 or GEOG423. Formerly: GEOG313.
A geography of Latin America and the Caribbean in the contemporary world: political and cultural regions, population and natural resource distribution, economic and social development, poverty, crime, urbanization, migration trends, and natural disasters. Luna, Ronald

GVPT205S Ethics, Conflict, and Immigration
An examination of issues in international ethics, conflict generated at the international level, and problems in immigration policy and law, including theories of rights and immigration, and ideological sources of international violence. Restriction: Must be in College Park Scholars program; and must be in GVPT international Studies program. Boyd, Richard

HIST254 African-American History to 1865
Also offered as AASP298C. Credit will be granted for AASP298C or HIST 254.
Survey of the principal developments in the history and culture of the peoples of African descent in colonial North America and the United States to 1865. Examines the African past, the Atlantic slave trade, variation in slavery, the growth of free black communities, the transformations of families and cultural forms, and patterns of resistance. Bonner, Christopher

HIST328A Forging the Tortilla Curtain: US-Mexico Borderlands History, 1800-present
The historical roots of the U.S.-Mexico border and borderlands landscape, 1800-present. Emphasis on the creation and militarization of the U.S.-MX border, the effects of border-making and free-enterprise on borderlands society, the development of U.S. immigration policy at the U.S.-MX border, the challenges of globalization, and the Mexican migration experience. Rodriguez, Chantel

HIST466 Immigration and Ethnicity in the U.S.
Prerequisite: AAST200, AAST201, AAST222, HIST200, HIST201, HIST221, or HIST222; or must have completed HIST156 or HIST157; or permission of ARHU-History department. Credit only granted for: AAST498L or HIST466.
Seminar exploring historical problems relating to US immigration, race, and ethnicity since 1848, with emphasis on cultural impacts of migration on immigrants, their children, and U.S. society. Greene, Julie

HIST477 Afro-Diasporic Dialogues in the Americas
The African diaspora is a concept that attempts to comprehend the shared experiences of African-descended peoples throughout the world, particularly in the Americas. While many of these peoples identify with a particular nationality (being Brazilian, Cuban, or from the United States above or alongside being black, of color, or of African descent), many of them have forged connections with each other across national boundaries and recognized commonalities that transcend their national contexts. This class will use fiction, memoir, and recent historical scholarship to explore the history of the links that Afro-Latin American and Afro-North Americans have created in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Ultimately, the course will help us understand the historical possibilities and limitations of conceiving of African Americans as a hemispheric, transnational social group. Sartorius, David

HONR 218P Honors Seminar; Immigration: Personal Stories and Policy Changes
Schotland, Sara

HONR268L Honors Seminar: United States Immigration Issues
Grant-Wisdom, Dorith

IMMR219C Special Topics in Immigration and Migration Studies; Anthropology and Immigration
Also offered as ANTH264. Credit granted for ANTH264 or IMMR219C.
An examination of the phenomenon of international migration, or immigration. Students develop awareness of how immigration has been framed in the general public and examined by social science disciplines, most prominently anthropology. Examination of case studies of different immigrant groups in distinct geographic contexts will illuminate the varied incorporation experiences of immigrants into U.S. society. Getrich, Christina

IMMR419D Special Topics in Immigration and Migration Studies; Citizens, Immigrants, and Refugees
Also offered as USLT498I and AMST498N. Credit granted for IMMR419D, USL T498I or AMST498N. Guerrero, Perla

SPAN234 Issues in Latin American Studies I
Also offered as: PORT234, LASC234. Interdisciplinary study of major issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Latin America's cultural mosaic, migration and urbanization. Democratization and the role of religions. Taught in English. Anderson, Britta

SPAN408R Great Themes of the Hispanic Literatures; Central American Diasporas
This course focuses on Central American Diasporas in the context of modern Central American societies, histories, (geo)politics, social and revolutionary movements, and cultural and literary production. It offers students an opportunity to learn more about Central America and its diasporic communities within and beyond the isthmus. Located between oceans, continents, and worldviews, the Central American isthmus has been a site of dispersion and cross-pollination of flora, fauna, peoples , cultures, and stories within and outside of the region. Covering El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panamá, Belize ,and their translocations, we will study representative Central American texts and critical diasporic literature in relation to exile, (im)migration, war, genocide, violence, transnationalism, globalization, among other topics. Rodriguez, Ana

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