S-Migration,Diaspora,Refugees

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Geography
Course Number: 
493M
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
This course provides an introduction to the literature, theory, and practice of geographies of migration, diaspora, and refugees. Students will examine historical migrations of humans beginning with the Out of Africa theory leading up to present day issues of the European migrant crisis and transnational migration phenomena. There will also be modules on refugee studies especially looking at internally displaced peoples and cases that destabilize what it means to be a "refugee." Climate change and its causal relationship to refugees will be critiqued. Finally, diasporas and their relationship to multi-scalar modes of being with be examined, especially return and circular migration patterns.
Comments: 
Prior coursework in human geography, such as Geograph 102, Geograph 220, or other human geography background recommended.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
15093

Course Sections

S-Migration,Diaspora,Refugees
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Toby Applegate tapplega@umass.edu M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM Hasbrouck Room 236