Forced migration is on the rise around the world.
Where is this happening the most and why?
In this class, we will explore various aspects of forced migration and internally displaced people (IDP) in order to gain a more global perspective.
Discover some of the differences between South-North migration and South-South migration and the factors involved.
Examine the patterns of who enjoys international protection when they flee and who does not from a historic perspective.
Learn about current policies and situations related to IDPs.
Each class will look at a different part of the world where forced migration is occurring. Some may surprise you!
We will explore various media including videos, narrative non-fiction literature, articles and interviews.
Learn about refugees and internally displaced people in Myanmar, Central America, Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Colombia, Syria, South Sudan and Venezuela as well as non-conflict related displacement.
No previous educational background and experience in the subject is required.
By the end of this class, you will be able to:
Describe a variety of global forced migration phenomena
Explain the differences between South-South migration and South-North migration
Identify a list of online resources related to refugees and IDPs
Define refugee and IDP
Develop understanding of historical and contemporary contexts regarding Refugee/IDP
Who Should Take This Class?
Anyone interested in learning about the history of displaced people around the world as well as the contemporary reality of refugees and IDPs.