Migration and Citizenship: History, Theory and Literature

OSH 588 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description: 

This course will center around arguments of citizenship, migration, and incarceration. We will read different accounts of experience, theory, and law surrounding these themes.  Our goals are to acquire a better understanding of current issues, and to deconstruct the arguments and evidence each of the readings present. The contemporary world has seen more changes in status of citizenship, nationality, legal personhood, and migration than ever before. It is, therefore, important that we discuss how these changes impact our lives and the lives of others with whom we share this world.

Week 1 Migration Studies: Discipline and Literature.

Week 2 The Migrant Crises in America Before 1950.

Week 3 The Migrant Crises in America After 1950.

Week 4 Policing the Crisis: Militarization of Borders, Incarceration of Migrants, and the Wealth Behind It All.

Week 5 Migration Literature Part 1.

Week 6 Migration Literature Part 2.


Instructor:  Mr. Preston Stone


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This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all OLLI at UM fall courses will be taught remotely, via Zoom.

OLLI 2020-2021 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2020-2021 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2020 Ends: 7/31/2021