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Katharyne Mitchell
SIS 344
Seattle Campus

Migration in the Global Economy

Analyzes the relationship between human mobility in the late 20th century and changes in the global economy. Allows the student to gain familiarity with scholarly research on international migration from a diversity of approaches and methods. Offered: jointly with GEOG 344; W.

Class description

The class focuses on international migration in the context of contemporary global restructuring. Students will learn about the global economy, world systems, and international migration. Three themes that are emphasized are a)transnationalism; b)networks of ethnicity; and c)gendered migration. The course involves a major research project, and students who would like to learn more about accessing research databanks electronically (in addition to archival work) will benefit from taking the linked course, IMT 220 Information Research Strategies. IMT220, a 3 credit course, is designed to compliment the activities in SIS344 by focusing on effective use and evaluation of library, archival, and Internet information resources. Skills and concepts covered in IMT220 will be directly relevant to your work in SIS344 and are transferrable to other academic and personal information seeking activities.

Syllabus for fall quarter IMT220A: Information Research Strategies: Geography http://www.lib.washington.edu/subject/geography/imt220

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Instruction involves lectures, small-group discussion, reading, films, individual student research, and public presentation of research in class and, for the best work, in the Geography Department Undergraduate Symposium in June.

Recommended preparation

Strong writing and analytical skills; ability to read quickly and efficiently, basic knowledge of international political economy.

Class assignments and grading

Approximately 100 pages of reading per week, two in-class essay examinations, two assignments leading toward the term paper, an in-depth, 15-page research paper, and class presentations of research.

Grades are assigned based on the quality of the assignments completed (see above).


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 10/14/1999