International Migration
Studies Minor

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The Minor

The minor in International Migration Studies is administered by Eleanor Roosevelt College (ERC). It is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the causes, politics, and social consequences of international migration from a broad comparative perspective. This program of study helps to prepare students for a career in research and teaching, immigrant service-providing organizations, government agencies, or law. The unique research and writing opportunities offered by this minor also make it an excellent preparation for graduate school.

This interdisciplinary minor covers a wide range of topics, including the economic, cultural, demographic, and political impacts of immigration; laws and government policies for controlling immigration and refugee flows; ethnic, gender, citizenship, and transnational dimensions of immigration; the integration of immigrant minorities in receiving societies; and immigrant history and literature. Students learn about other countries of immigration (especially in Western Europe and East Asia) in order to place the US experience in comparative perspective.

Requirements

The minor consists of a total of seven courses (twenty-eight units). The requirements can be fulfilled by courses at the lower- and upper-division levels or a combination of course work and either field research in immigrant communities or internships with local immigrant service organizations.

For more information about minor requirements, visit http://roosevelt.ucsd.edu/int-migrat-studies/index.html.

  1. All students in the minor are required to take one lower-division US ethnic diversity course from the following list:

    ANLD 23. Debating Multiculturalism: Race, Ethnicity, and Class in American Societies (4)

    DOC 2. Dimensions of Culture: Justice (6)

    ETHN 1A. Introduction to Ethnic Studies: Population Histories of the United States (4)

    ETHN 1B. Introduction to Ethnic Studies: Immigration and Assimilation in American Life (4)

    HILD 7A. Race and Ethnicity in the United States (4)

    HILD 7B. Race and Ethnicity in the United States (4)

    HILD 7C. Race and Ethnicity in the United States (4)

    Poli Sci 40. Introduction to Law and Society (4)

    USP 3. The City and Social Theory (4)

  2. Students must also take one of the following upper-division overview courses on comparative immigration:

    Poli Sci 150A. The Politics of Immigration: The U.S. in Comparative Perspective (4)

    SOC B 125. Sociology of Immigration (4)

  3. Students complete the minor (twenty more required units) by pursuing one of two separate tracks.