AN/IR 333 - Living in the Borderlands: Understanding Diasporas in Europe

Throughout history, people have moved between different territories for various reasons. Migration is a phenomenon that all of us are familiar with in one way or another. However, in recent decades, we are witnessing several diasporas, and with them we are observing how laws are being tightened to prevent the entry or the stay of migrants. In this course, we will explore the phenomenon of migration using current information and data as well as analyze this phenomenon from a global and critical perspective. We will focus on the analysis of the causes of migration which are related to economic inequalities and the flight from situations of political violence. We will also address from a human rights perspective the main problems faced by people migrating in the main migration corridors to Europe: the desert route to Libya and the Mediterranean. Likewise, we will work on the theories on which the policies of integration of migrants in Europe are based, and we will compare the anti-racist movements in Spain. The course will start with a general geographical framework, analyze the migration situation in Europe, and then focus on Spain. IES Abroad students will have the opportunity to compare the demands of anti-racist movements in Spain with those of anti-racist movements in the United States.

Course Information

Discipline(s):

Anthropology
International Relations

Term(s) Offered:

Fall
Spring

Credits:

3

Language of instruction:

English

Contact Hours:

45

Prerequisites:

One semester of coursework in social sciences or instructor approval

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