Forced Migration and Human Trafficking | L4701

This course will examine the laws and policies governing forced migration. Students will get an overview of the scale, scope, and causes of forced migration, and will explore what it means to be a refugee according to the international conventions and U.S. law. We will ask and try to answer questions including: what conduct constitutes "persecution"? How is someone fleeing violence different from a refugee? What kinds of durable solutions exist to address the refugee crisis? In this participatory class students will also learn about human trafficking and the national and international efforts to respond to this crime. In addition to the normal substantive course work, students are required to observe 4-6 hours of refugee-related hears at the Executive Office of Immigration Review in Denver.

Prerequisites: N/A
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)


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