ANT3210 Population Movement & Transnational Migration

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Samuel Dira

Course Description:

Exploration of the theories of population dynamics and movements from an anthropological perspective. Students will examine how globalization has influenced contemporary migration by broadening who migrates and where migrants go, the role of social networks and cultural capital in facilitating migration, and the factors that affect reception, settlement, incorporation, and return.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Transnational migration is now a day to day phenomenon across cultures. According to data from Migration Policy Institute (2016), the net migration to the US between 2010 and 2015 was about 5 million. Students will examine both natural and man-made causes of population migration at various levels. The course examines processes as well as challenges people face as they try to adjust to the new destinations. Knowledge of diverse nature of population movements will open doors for missional and career opportunities.

Why This Course Is Important:

Transnational population movement is unavoidable in todays globalized world. This course equips grassroots missional leaders with the framework of analysis of causes and contemporary issues related to population movements, providing insight into the social, cultural and emotional challenges facing immigrants.