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Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Students review research on specific countries and population groups as well as international data to be able to identify key concepts, categories and trends in migration; to describe basic methods (and limitations) in measuring migration, to speculate on causation of patterns and rates, and to analyze some of the relationships between migration and health, including speculation on causation of patterns and rates of fertility, mortality and morbidity; gender and reproductive health; vulnerable populations (including victims of trafficking); migration policy and human rights.

Learning Objective(s):

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: • Describe key historical trends in human mobility; • Describe at least three key migration concepts and theories; • Describe key typologies and categories of migration; • Define and discuss application of basic rates of measuring migration; • Describe key relationships between migration and health in regard to fertility, mortality, morbidity, gender and reproductive health, vulnerable populations, and migration policy and human rights.

Methods of Assessment: Participation in weekly discussions; two short written assignments; and one longer group project.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 3:30 - 4:50
  • Thursday 3:30 - 4:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Enrollment Restriction: Undergraduates must receive permission of instructor
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Consent required for undergraduates only.

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
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