Global Migration and Refugee Studies is an interdisciplinary minor focusing on the comparative study of migration and national development, affirming the principle expressed by the Catholic Church of individuals' rights to find the good life in their homeland and, when this effort fails, to search for prosperity and well-being elsewhere. The minor is interdisciplinary and is a joint collaboration of the Departments of Anthropology and Sociology that is open to students in all majors. 

Course Requirements

The minor in global migration studies is divided in three aspects:
  1. Methods course (choose one from the following):
    • SOC 202 Research Methods (3 credits)
    • SOC 301 Statistical Analysis for Social Scientists (3 credits)
    • ANTH 201 Research Design and Conduct in Anthropology (3 credits)
  2. Research or Internship project
  3. Four electives courses (please see list below)

Elective Courses

  • ANTH 217 Migrants, Refugees and the Homeless
  • ANTH 355 Latinos and Latinas in the US
  • CHN 250 Chinese Migration
  • SOC 204 Transnational Crime
  • SOC 270 Human Rights
  • SOC 324 Race & Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 361 Migration and Immigrant Communities
  • SOC 365 Controlling America’s Borders: Issues and Problems
  • HIST 229 Global Migrations to the New World, 1492-present
  • HIST 360 US Immigration and Ethnicity
  • IRSH/HIST 380 The Irish in America
  • SPAN 310 Contemporary Hispanic Issues
  • SPAN 312 US Latino/a Literature, Film, and Music
  • SPAN 313 Performing US Latino/a Identity
  • SPAN 356 Latino/a American Popular Song: Socio-Political Movements
  • POL 501 Globalization
  • POL 557A Transnational Security Challenges
  • TRS 330 The Church & Social Issues