Undergraduate Minor

Minor in Migration Studies

Minor in Migration Studies
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Minor Undergraduate
College of Social Science

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Social Science

Department of Sociology

Undergraduate Program
Minor in Migration Studies

The Minor in Migration Studies, which is administered by the Department of Sociology, enhances the education of students who are interested in issues relating to human migration, including those who wish to prepare themselves for advanced degree programs in human migration or careers in related fields.
The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University.  With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in the College of Social Science.

Requirements for the Minor in Migration Studies
Students must complete 15 credits from the following courses: 
1. The following course (3 credits):
SOC 260 Introduction to Human Migration 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits): 3
ANP 310 Archaeology of Human Migrations 3
ANP 417 Introduction to Islam in Africa 3
ANP 419 Anthropology of the Middle East 3
ANP 437 Asian Emigrant Communities: A Global Perspective 3
ANP 461 Method and Theory in Historical Archaeology 3
GEO 413 Urban Geography 3
GEO 440 Critical Geopolitics 3
HST 260 Navigations and Encounters in an Age of Discovery 3
HST 301 Indigenous-European Encounters inNorth America 3
HST 363 East Africa in the Twentieth Century 3
HST 366 Modern Southeast Asia 3
HST 383 The Caribbean 3
HST 390 History of International Relations
3. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
ENG 351 Readings in Chicano and Latino Literatures 3
ENG 360 Studies in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature (W) 3
ENG 460 Seminar in Global and Postcolonial Literature 3
FLM 451 Studies in Postcolonial Cinema 3
GSAH 201 Introduction to Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities 3
GSAH 310 Questions of Justice in Global Contexts 3
GSAH 311 Global Perspectives on Borders and Migration 3
4. The following capstone course (3 credits):
SOC 460 Advanced Seminar in Human Migration 3