Course Description

The focus of the course will be on the determinants of responses to migrants and migration through an examination of topics including racism, the media, legal status, services available to newcomers, education and credential recognition, and issues of housing discrimination. The goals of this course are to familiarize students with factors known to contribute to negative or positive responses to migrants and migration. In addition students will learn to apply these factors to important practical issues in a critical and reflective manner such as understanding trends over time in migration attitudes and looking at present strategies that may be utilized to improve responses to migrants and migration.


This course is part of the Immigration and Settlement Studies Course Series. 

This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.


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