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Spring 2020 Course Offerings

Core Courses

Required IMS Classes Course Title Instructor Schedule
IMS 70100 Global Immigrant Cities David Halle Monday 6:30-8:30pm
 
IMS 70200 Migration Policy Jamie Longazel
Thursday 4:15-6:15pm
 
IMS 79000 Capstone Project    

Global Immigrant Cities (3 credits). This course asks the question of how various migrant-receiving global cities experience, respond to, and are transformed by the changing composition of their ethnic populations. Looking at several European, North American, Latin American, and Asian cities, it will explore their histories of ethnic and racial difference; the ways in which their ideologies about diversity, pluralism, and multiculturalism have evolved and changed over time; the extent to which they incorporate (or do not incorporate) their migrants; and the different economic, cultural, and political impacts that migration has had on these global immigrant cities. The main focus will be on international comparison, and students will be trained in the use of comparative perspectives to illustrate similarities and differences between cities. Global immigrant cities are crucial research sites for exploring the possibility of going “beyond” the nation-state-society focus of most mainstream American research. Also, while opening the door to a crucial dimension of globalization, the comparative study of migration opens up a fresh comparative and international perspective on the urban experience. Taking advantage of our location and extensive local knowledge, the course will use New York as the basis of comparison with other major global cities, such as Los Angeles, Paris, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Toronto, Shanghai, and Buenos Aires.
 
Migration Policy (3 credits). The class will address how law and politics shape migration policy in an international comparative framework. It will cover some of the main themes in migration policy historically as well as how legal migration regimes come about. It will look specifically at documented versus unauthorized migration and the role of civil society actors such as community organizations and ethnic groups in making migration policy. Other topics will include how nations decide who can and cannot migrate, how citizenship is established, what factors shape policies and their implementation, the increased role of municipalities in making policy towards immigrants, refugee resettlement, and immigrant integration and deportation.
 

Pre-Approved Elective Courses

This is a non-exhaustive list of elective courses offered in Spring 2020.  Course offerings are subject to change.  IMS students wishing to take other classes should consult with the Program Director.
Electives Course Title Instructor Schedule Topic
SPAN 80000 Todo nuevo bajo el sol. 
Re-Shaping Spanish Identity at the End of the 20th Century
Alvaro Fernandez Monday 
4:15-6:15pm
 
Latin America
PSC 89101 Applied Quantitative Research: Correlation, Comparison, Causality Till Weber Tuesday
6:30-8:30pm
Methods 
PSC 89301 Advanced Qualitative Methods Samantha Majic Monday
4:15-6:15pm
Methods 
PSC 89300 Regression Analysis Charles Tien Wednesday
6:30-8:30pm
Methods
PSC 73903 Social Policy and Socio-Economic Outcomes in Industrialized Countries Janet Gornick  
Tuesday
4:15-6:15pm
Public Policy
SOC 83300 The Ties that Bind: Family Demography in a Global Context Jessica Halliday Hardie Monday
2:00-4:00pm
Family
SOC 82800 Refugees & Forced Migration Juan Battle Monday
4:15-6:15pm
Migration
SOC 82800 Immigrant Communities & Politics in New York City John Mollenkopf Monday
4:15-6:15pm
NYC Immigration
SOC 81100 Comparative Sociological Methods John Torpey Tuesday
2:00-4:00pm
Methods
SOC 85800 Race & Ethnicity Philip Kasinitz Tuesday
4:15-6:15pm
Race/Ethnicity
SOC 81500 Deportation & Ethnographic Immigration David Brotherton Tuesday
6:30-8:30pm
Methods
SOC 72200 Immigration and Health Anahi Viladrich Wednesday
4:15-6:15pm
Health
SOC 85200 Transnational Social Movements Carolina Bank Munoz Thursday
2:00-4:00pm
Global
HIST 76900 Labor and U.S. Empire in the Americas  Eduardo Contreras  Thursday
4:15-6:15pm
Global
EES 79903 Critical Geographies of Human Rights Jean Carmalt Monday
2:00-4:00pm
Global
SOC 85000 Foundations of Legal Thought: Theory & Practice of Justice Leslie Paik Tuesday
4:15-6:15pm
Legal