Department of Geography

Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John's, NL

A1B 3X9

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Geography 3620:

International Migration

Fall 2018 - Dr. Yolande Pottie-Sherman

International Migration examines global population movements from a critical geographic perspective. This course applies a spatial lens to key topics surrounding migration, including labour and development; borders and immigration control, refugees and the politics of asylum; and citizenship, belonging, and place making. Students will develop skills in information seeking, critical judgment, and effective communication for a broad audience, in addition to gaining the knowledge base to navigate contemporary migration debates.

How is this course relevant to urban geography?

Many migrants start their journey from an urban centre, and find themselves in a city upon arrival in a new country. This course will look at the “sanctuary city” movement and the “politics of belonging” that has resulted from shifting residential patterns in migrants' destination countries, as well as how and why migration matters for countries of origin.