Immigration Policy

Sample courses for an Immigration Policy focus

Please note:
These are an example of the courses that would fulfill this complimentary policy requirement.
We cannot guarantee when or if these courses will be offered.

Political Science

510. Pro-Seminar in American Government and Politics. (3)
Course emphasizes investigation, evaluation, and discussion of areas of specialized knowledge or inquiry relevant to the profession or field of study


520. Racial and Ethnic Relations (3)
Historical and comparative analysis of race and ethnic relations in the U.S., with comparative reference to Western Europe, Latin America, Asia. Origins and maintenance of slavery; minority community development; causes and consequences of prejudice.


514. Human Dimensions of Climate Change. (3)
This course explores the interdisciplinary nature of natural resource challenges. Topics will vary each semester. Field trips will be included to investigate issues relevant to the class.

515. Seminar in Geographies of Power.(3)
This seminar explores how power and space together shape contemporary sociocultural, political, and ecological worlds. Focal topics and theoretical approaches will vary each semester.

540. Race and Geography (3)
Course examines how relations of power--including race, gender, and sexuality--are mapped onto the body, how bodies can become sites for geographical inquiry, and how the body can become a place for resisting systems of oppression.

Chicana & Chicano Studies

535. Mexican Life and Culture. (3)
This interdisciplinary course explores Mexican culture as a social construct. Student examine Mexican history from the pre-colonial era to the present and analyze racial and social identities, Indigeneity, regionalism, economic development, and immigration as expressed religion, art, film, literature, music.

560. Chicano Latino Civil Rights. (3)
The seminar examines Chicano Civil Rights by exploring forms of collective social action on behalf of immigration rights/reform, education rights/reform, labor rights, treaty rights, legal justice, environmental justice, veteran's rights, and political representation.

670. Culture and Communication. (3)
Graduate seminar examines the interrelations of culture-rich language use and social interactions across communal, ethnic, and national boundaries. Course includes fieldwork, interviewing, and other research approaches and processes.

Communication and Journalism

517. Culture, Identities and Subjectivities. (3)
An overview of theory and research in culture, identities, and subjectivities with special emphasis on the faculty member's expertise, which may include: nationality, race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, class, multivocality, intersectionality, positionality, agency, etc.

518. Culture Places and Spaces. (3)
An overview of theory and research in culture, places, and spaces with special emphasis on the faculty member’s expertise, which may include: transnationalism and globalism, migration, borderlands, social activism and change, sustainability, etc.

Community and Regional Planning

574. Culture, Place and Power in Community Development. (3)
Theories of community development and democratic practice in places marked by racial, ethnic, cultural and other forms of difference, through a global comparative frame and with attention to relationships of power. Relevant to B.A.E.P.D.

American Studies

550. Topics in Critical Race Studies. (3)
Offers specialized topics on an alternating basis dealing with race, class and ethnicity in the formation of American life and society. Subject areas include immigration, class formation, conquest, colonization, public policy, and civil rights.

554. Migration, Immigration, and Asylum (3)
This seminar focuses on issues of migration and immigration to the United States from the mid-20th century to the present, with a focus on transnational migrants and transnational communities.