PSCI 160
Refugees in International Politics Fall 2020
Division II Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
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Globally, refugees seem to create, and be caught up in, chronic crisis. This course evaluates how this can be–how a crisis can be chronic. We investigate who refugees are, in international law and popular understanding; examine international and national laws distinguishing refugees from other categories of migrants; evaluate international organizations’ roles in managing population displacement; look at the way that images convey stereotypes; consider refugee camps in theory and example; and reflect on what exclusion, integration, and assimilation mean to newcomers and host populations. In whose interest is the prevailing system? Who might change it, and how?
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 2574
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: eleven essays: five lead, five response, and one statement. The first two weeks' essays' grades will be unrecorded.
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first-year students
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
WS Notes: In addition to writing every week, students will have a chance to write ungraded work; will have a chance to revise submitted work; and will have a chance to work on specific skills cumulatively.
DPE Notes: This course examines the way in which home states categorize people and oppress some, producing refugees; the way that host states categorize people and oppress some, using immigration to shore up the prevailing ethnic hierarchy; and why we worry about some of these categories of oppression more than others.
Attributes: POEC International Political Economy Courses
PSCI International Relations Courses

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