SOCI 395: Special Topics in Sociology

SOCI 395-DL2: Gender,Sxlty,Internat Migrat
(Fall 2022)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M


Section Information for Fall 2022

During the past two decades, there has been a substantial growth of academic scholarship across the humanities and social sciences devoted to exploring the intersections among gender, sexuality, race, and international migration. This course takes interdisciplinary literature in feminist and queer migration studies as its primary point of departure to think more about the ways in which gender, sexuality, and race structure contemporary processes of immigration and border-crossing. We will examine a variety of texts—cultural, socio-legal and historical—across a range of disciplines, including women’s and gender studies, queer studies, political science, history, sociology, law, anthropology, and ethnic studies, to name a few. Specific issues we will address include the history of U.S. immigration controls in relation to questions of race, class, gender and sexuality; the contested relationship between refugee law and international human rights law, particularly in the context of women’s and LGBTQ claims for political asylum; child migration and human rights; sex work, trafficking and migration; and feminist and queer anti-deportation activism. Cross listed with GOVT 414-003 WMST 409-DL1, and WMST 509-DL1.

SOCI 395 DL2 is a distance education section with required synchronous meetings.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces the research interests of the faculty, offering new courses that reflect current issues not yet incorporated into the curriculum. Offers, in addition, advanced study into topics covered in the standing curriculum. Topics change by semester. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: SOCI 101
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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