Modern World Migration

Course Description

Human migration is the story of individual lives enmeshed in larger historical issues of identity, culture, work, social institutions and various forms of coercion. Explores how work and migration have intersected in the last 500 years to shape the world in which we live today.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the role of migration in creating a world economic system.
  • Specify the changes in work that have occurred in selected parts of the world since the 16th century.
  • Assess the motives and class background of migrants.
  • Address important social, cultural, and economic issues associated with voluntary and forced migration in modern world history.
  • Sift evidence, critique interpretations, construct narratives, and connect patterns about work and migration in modern world history.


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