HNR-214 - Human Flow: Understanding the Global Refugee Crisis

3 credits

The history of human migration is as long as the history of mankind, and people moving from one place to another is either voluntary or involuntary. Today the world is experiencing the greatest human migration since the end of World War II in 1945. Why? In this honors course, students focus on the involuntary movement of people due to war, famine and ethnic cleansing, to name a few factors, in modern and contemporary times. Students examine the historical context of the current global refugee crisis, analyze the last one hundred years of immigration policy in the United States, and grapple with the complex issues associated with terms like migrant, refugee and displaced persons. Students engage in philosophical and theoretical discussions during weekly colloquia.

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirements.