'Comparing Global Migrations' Grad Course for Spring 2008

A new spring 2008 graduate-level readings course titled "Comparing Global Migrations" will focus on the study of human mobility as an increasingly global and interdisciplinary field...

Rather than studying the immigration histories of a few classic ‚Äúnations of immigrants‚Ä? such as the U.S. or Canada, the course will ask students to tackle issues related to human mobility from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, and to compare and to connect scholarly literatures on population movements in differing regions of the world. Students will discuss concepts and paradigms that encourage analysis of migration at scales above and below the individual national state and across a wide variety of temporal scales, from the short to the very long term. Students will be encouraged to prepare a research prospectus that uses local sources to answer global questions.

History 5990 (Readings in Comparative History)
will meet Tuesdays 5:45-7:45 p.m. in SocSci 760. The course is open to graduate student historians, humanists and social scientists, regardless of geographic area of expertise or disciplinary training.