HIST 358 - 20th Century Migrants/Refugees

Migrants and Refugees in the Twentieth Century (Short Title: 20th Century Migrants & Refugees). An examination of the role of planned and unplanned migrations in the social and cultural transformations of the twentieth-century. Students investigate the economic, political, social, and cultural sources and byproducts of migration and flight from the late nineteenth-century through today. Students probe such themes as: theories of migration; contrasting pre- and post-1945 migrations; development of the United Nations' displaced persons and refugee policies; refugees during the Cold War; and refugees in the contemporary world. Students will consider various conceptions of globalization as well as the prospects of and impediments to the growth of multi-ethnic societies. Prerequisite: One history course. Distribution Tags: IP, SB.
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