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Migration and Health: Concepts, Rates, and Relationships

East Baltimore
3rd term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
3 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  5:30 - 6:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Courtland Robinson

Students review migration and health research to be able to identify key concepts, categories and trends in migration; to describe basic methods (and limitations) in measuring migration, and to analyze the relationships between migration and health, including patterns and rates of demographic change; gender and reproductive health; vulnerable populations (including victims of trafficking); migration policy and human rights.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe key historical trends in human mobility
  2. Examine at least three key migration concepts and theories
  3. Differentiate key typologies and categories of migration
  4. Define and discuss the application of basic rates for measuring migration and describe at least three methods used in measuring migration
  5. Analyze key relationships between migration and health in regard to fertility, mortality, morbidity, gender and reproductive health, vulnerable populations—including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), undocumented/irregular migrants, and trafficked persons—and migration policy and human rights.
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 15% Participation
  • 15% Final Presentation
  • 40% Final Paper
  • 30% Annotated bibliography

Enrollment Restriction:

Undergraduates must receive permission of instructor

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required for undergraduates only.

For consent, contact:

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