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Course Description:

Millions of people make their home and livelihood in a country that is not their birthplace. This course explores migration today through the lens of gender. We will examine how contemporary migration affects family life both for those who migrate and for those left behind. What happens to family dynamics when they migrate together? How are relations maintained with those left behind? Migration also changes gender relations, expectations and intimacy among migrant men and women. How are men’s and women’s gendered selves transformed by migration? Gender is a central feature shaping who migrates, how they migrate and to where they migrate. This course explores these gendered flows of people across the globe considering the role of global economic inequalities in shaping these mobilities. While most of the readings and materials focus on transnational migration to the US, some materials address migration to Europe, Asia and other regions.

Prerequisites: At least one course in a social science discipline (anthropology, sociology, political science, etc.) is recommended. Upper level college reading and writing skills.

Important Note: this course was formerly offered as Contemporary Global Migration: Gender and Family. Students who have successfully completed 283214 should not enroll in this course.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Other World Civilizations.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Other World Civilizations-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.

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