- Assistant Professor and Interdisciplinary Program Director
The Colleges of the Fenway shared minor in Migration Studies addresses an urgent need to prepare undergraduate students for professional and civic lives in a world increasingly marked by diversity.
The Migration Studies minor enhances student understandings of migration, emigration, and immigration through strong scholarly foundations, interdisciplinary case studies, and engagement with the Boston community. Students will grapple with important questions about diversity and what it means to live in a “country of immigrants,” while enhancing their global awareness.
Students planning careers in business, education, social work, health care, the arts, policy and government, law, nongovernmental organizations, and nonprofit administration likely will come from, work with, and/or serve immigrant communities. By adding an interdisciplinary repertoire of courses specifically addressing immigration to their undergraduate careers, students will be well positioned to succeed in these fields and to bring a comprehensive understanding of migration and immigration to their professional and civic lives.
Five courses (four classroom-based, one service-learning/community partnership)
Introduction to Migration Studies - Offered annually in Spring, rotating instructors, rotating campuses. All students must take "Introduction to Migration Studies," an introductory-level course familiarizing students with the major issues, methods, and frameworks of migration and immigration studies.
Electives: All Migration Studies Minor students must select three electives from the list of approved classes, bearing in mind the following requirements:
- It is highly recommended that at least one course be taken away from the student's home institution within the COF.
- Students must take at least one advanced seminar (3000- or 300-level, etc.), from the list of approved courses.
- Students must take one course not in their declared major's discipline
- ENGL161 American Literature 1865-1910, Imagining America
- ENGL179 Human Rights & Global Literature
- ENGL230 Postcolonial Film
- HIST213 Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History
- HIST214 History of the African Diaspora
- HIST217 Caribbean History
- HIST240 The Atlantic World, 1500-1800
- FREN265 Francophone Short Stories and Films
- FREN311 Contemporary Issues in France
- FREN316 Outside France: Persepectives from the French-Speaking World
- POLS215 The Politics of Exclusion
- SOCI330 Transnational Studies
- WGST/AST210 Sisters of the African Diaspora
- ART2204 Art in the Contact Zone
- HIST1114 Creating the Atlantic World
- HIST2106 A History of New England: 1500-Present
- HIST2128 Immigrants in the American Experience
- HIST2207 Slavery in Global History
- HIST3107 A History of Boston
- HIST3205 Themes in the History of the American West
- HIST3404 East Asia Migration and Diaspora in Global Perspectives
- HIST3412 Immigrant Kitchens: a Glocal Perspective on Identity, Ethnicity and Foodways
- POLS2301 Politics of Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
- POLS2417 Statecraft and Globalization
- POLSC2801 Food Policy and Social Justice
- SOC3201 Worlds in Motion: The Causes and Consequences of Migration
- LALW317 Literature from Immigrants in the USA
- LALW365 Women's Literature in Comparative Perspective
- LASS404 Asian Diasporas and American Experiences
- LASS251 Chinatown and Beyond: A World Historical Perspective
- LASS254 Immigration and Race in the USA
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