AbstractIn this course I aim to move beyond popular political and media representations of deportable populations to a more nuanced understanding of contemporary immigration law and its societal effects. We will engage with cutting-edge socio-legal scholarship on migration, citizenship, and deportation. During our exploration into this material we seek to...
- Subject Area(s):
- Latina/o Sociology
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- Class Level(s):
- College 400
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Usage NotesThis course is considered an upper-division special topics course in Sociology, cross-listed with Criminology. The only prerequisite is Intro to Sociology.
The syllabus is prepared for a 10 week course. Each week is composed of 2 seminars. Each seminar is 1 hr 50 mins. This typically leaves ample time for a 30-45 minute lecture and a variety of...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- You should be able to articulate the following • The primary types of migratory movements and theories of migration• How the deportation regime came into being, how it operates, and what functions it serves.
- You should be able to articulate the following • How immigration laws impact the lives of migrants, their families, and their communities• The ways civil society organizes around immigration issues.
- Students will practice these skills: Working independently and collaboratively• Reading, synthesizing, and evaluating literature• Engaging in debates on controversial issues• Presenting to your classmates• Writing and argumentative essay
- Students will write daily memos composed of summaries and discussion questions on their assigned readings. Students will lead a discussion of their assigned readings to the class.
- Students will research an immigration law and write a short essay on how it came into being and its societal impact.Students will draw on course materials and external sources to compose a final essay arguing for or against immigration reform.