This course looks at the complexities surrounding global migration, including the plight of refugees, factors motivating different types of migration, and the way migrant issues are framed within receiving countries. It takes a critical look at how borders maintain social boundaries and inequalities through processes of exclusion, criminalization, and differential access to rights. It includes an examination of the impact of migration, displacement, and colonial borders on Indigenous peoples.


45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework

Course Notes

SOC 340 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).


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