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394 TOPICAL ISSUES IN SOCIOLOGY: Migration and Crime

Topical Issues in Sociology: Migration & Crime (21:920:394:H5:06554) CANCELLED
Class Dates: 7/6 - 8/12
Class Times: Meeting Time By Arrangement
Instructor: Liss
Location: Blackboard
Format: Remote
Credits: 3

The course is not intended to be a comprehensive overview of the study of migration and crime. Rather, we will use critical criminology to have a rigorous discussion about certain immigration trends in the US, and within a global context. As we will mostly be using critical criminological theories, the course has an admitted bias to the study of migration and crime. The course is divided into four interrelated topics, they are: (1) rising global inequality and migration from poor to rich countries, (2) the criminalization of migration to the US, (3) the feminization of migration, (4) mass deportations in the US and their social impacts. These topics are analyzed using sociological categories of class, race, gender, culture, citizenship, and their intersections. This online course relies on assigned readings and films, a group of virtual class meetings (depending on student preferences), voice narrated powerpoint lectures and slides, and news and media. Students are evaluated based on participation in online discussion boards and two essays (midterm and final).

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