Introduction to Migration Studies
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What really motivates people to migrate? This course gives an introduction into the field of migration studies. Preparing students for the more focused courses that will follow; the introduction covers such topics as the actual flows and trends of migration and remittances; demography and historical developments; theories of migration from different disciplines such as economics and sociology; different types of migrants and generational issues as well as an introduction to comparative migration studies.
The goal of this course is to give a broad overview of migration studies, the major theories of the movement of people (and money) and familiarity with country cases.
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