Law and Politics of Immigration: Migrants and Inevitable Evolution of Collective and Individual Rights

Description: (Formerly numbered Labor and Workplace Studies 168.) Lecture, three hours. With immigration and rights of migrants at center of current political and legal debates throughout world, study offers critical introduction to inevitable evolution of law and policy resulting from--and in reaction to--movement of immigrants. Endows students with wide array of analytical tools with which to engage current political debates about immigration. Using historical and modern texts, while incorporating elements of art, popular culture, and storytelling, study encourages discussion, debate, and analysis about immigrants' role in development of rights and modern political debates about immigration. Exploration of themes of inclusion, exclusion, integration, and multiculturalism. Students describe shortcomings of status-quo policies while also imaging and prescribing arguments about where law can and should go. P/NP or letter grading.

Units: 4.0
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