GDEV 5410

GDEV 5410

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

In collaboration with refugee resettlement centers in New York State, this community-engaged course will explore: the global systems of inequality that produce forced migration; the politics of who "gets" to be a refugee; the uncertain pathways from conflict to internal displacement and/or non-permanent settlement; the comparative racialization of refugees in the United States; the process by which refugees are resettled in Upstate New York; the challenges and opportunities of community integration in three Upstate NY cities; and the role of local schools and universities in promoting refugee justice and community building. Students will work on collaborative projects with refugee-supporting organizations in Upstate NY and will be required to attend at least one course-organized site visit to a partner organization in Buffalo, Syracuse or Utica.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (CA-AG)
Course Attribute (CU-CEL)

  • Describe some of the major theoretical and practical conundrums and debates in the field of refugee studies.
  • Evaluate and critically respond to arguments made by leading migration scholars.
  • Explain the main actors, processes, and governance structures that dictate forced migration, non-permanent settlements and refugee resettlement in a variety of contexts.
  • Compose high-quality work products that are relevant to the practice of refugee resettlement in Upstate New York.
  • Differentiate between the pathways, challenges, and opportunities associated with resettlement for various refugee groups.
  • Recommend ways that educational institutions can best support refugees from various backgrounds.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GDEV 3410

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18342 GDEV 5410   LEC 001

    • MW Warren Hall 113
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Ficarra, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Please contact Lynn Morris (lm747) to be added to the waitlist.