HUMAN RIGHTS, MIGRATIONS, AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS EMPHASIS
Study borders, migration, and diasporas – including identities, cultures, genders, ethnic groups, states and regions – in a global context and the institutions, discourses, practices, and processes that shape these as places and/or experiences.
About the Emphasis
This emphasis examines global movements and struggles. You will learn about human rights as a lived reality, as an ethics of state power, and as a tool for social activism and political emancipation.
A range of theoretical approaches will allow you to explore the dynamics of race, class, gender, sexuality, language, and power as expressed in collective mobilizations within and across borders. This emphasis also explores how places, experiences, and cultural perceptions are shaped by institutions, practices, and discourses.
Majors with the Human Rights, Migrations & Social Movements emphasis complete the core major requirements and also select 15 units of courses from disciplines spanning anthropology, sociology, history, and geography.
Course options include: