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These are courses being offered in Autumn 2017 that engage the concepts of migration, mobility, immigration, and emigration.

Graduate Courses

  • African American and African Studies 5240: Race and Public Policy in the United States – This course explores Race and Public Policy in the United States from Reconstruction to the present. In particular, the class is designed to look at the long list of “hot topics” in the current policy landscape, including policing, housing, wealth gap, immigration, voting, political representation, and others. Prereq: Jr, Sr, or Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Cross-listed in PubAfrs. Taught by Devin Fergus. (AU17 TuTh 2:20-3:40 PM)
  • Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics 4535: International Economic Development –Study of the growth and diversification of developing economies and the causes of poverty and inequality. Analyze the impacts of human capital formation, markets, and public policy on development. Prereq: 2001 (200) or Econ 2001 (200). Taught by Jon Einar Flatnes. (AU17 TuTh 12:45-2:05 PM)
  • Anthropology 5602: Women’s Health in Global Perspective – A cross-cultural comparison of the political, economic, social, and biological issues surrounding women’s health. Taught by Barbara Piperata.  (AU17 TuTh 2:20-3:40PM)
  • Anthropology 5700: Anthropology, Public Health, and Human Rights – This course provides an introduction to the relationship between medical anthropology and global public health with an emphasis on social justice and health as a human right. Health policy, evidence-based medicine, children’s health, HIV, TB, chronic disease, citizenship and deservingness, and other health topics will be discussed and analyzed from a cross-cultural and ethnographic perspective. Taught by Jennifer Syversten. (AU17 Mo 11:15AM-2:00PM)
  • Anthropology 7805: Human Mobility: The Anthropology of Migration – Human Mobility – migration – defines history. Humans have always moved.  This class builds a space for dialogue as we use the anthropological study of migration to talk across disciplinary boundaries.  Two goals drive our seminar: 1) to follow the development of migration theory and methods; and 2) understand the costs and benefits of mobility.  In addition to classroom discussions of migration theory, students will be asked to share their work.  Taught by Jeffrey H. Cohen.  (AU17 TuTh 9:35-10:55AM)

  • City and Regional Planning 6100: Participation and Advocacy in Planning – Planning theories that support the planner’s role in engaging and advocating for the public. Skills in public engagement techniques and tools. Touches on migration. Taught by Bernadette Hanlon.  (AU17 TuTh 9:35-10:55AM)
  • Comparative Studies 7320: Theorizing Race and Ethnicity – Advanced introduction to field of critical race theory; critical analysis of concepts of law in relation to race and ethnicity. Taught by Kwaku Korang (AU17 Th 2:15PM – 5:00PM)
  • Comparative Studies 03: Theorizing Folklore III: Differentiation, Identification, and The Folk – Cultural form as social marker. “Folklore” and other metacultural concepts in the history of modernity.  Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 792 or English 870. Cross-listed in English. Taught by Amy Shuman.  (AU17 9:10AM-12:10PM)
  • Dance 7404: Postmodernism in Dance) – part II of modernism, more forms on transnational circulation, c1960-2000 Taught by Hannah Kosstrin. (AU17 MW 8:30-10:05
  • Economics 8851: Labor Economics I – Theoretical and empirical methods used to understand life-cycles and interpersonal variations in earnings. Topics include: human capital, job-market signaling, matching, schooling, and mobility. Taught by Audrey Light (AU17 MoWeFr 2:30-4:20PM)
  • History 7012: Historiography of Modern U.S. History – This readings course introduces graduate students to the major questions, themes, and texts in United States history since 1945.  The readings will include classics in the field and newer works that have changed the ways historians have thought about older topics.  Some of the subjects explored in the class will include histories of sexuality and the family, the Modern Black Freedom Struggle, Native American resistance movements, immigration, the rise of the New Right, and women’s activism. Assigned readings will likely include Storming Caesar’s Palace by Annelise Orlick, All in the Family by Robert Self, Bradley Shreve’s Red Power Rising, and Power Lines by Andrew Needham, and In Struggle by Clayborne Carson. This course is meant to be a sequel to a course on U.S. history prior to World War II. Students do not need to have taken this earlier class to enroll in this seminar, but it will pick up where the earlier class left off. Taught by D. Rivers.  (AU17 W 12:45-3:30PM)
  • History 7303: Comparative History of the African Diaspora and Post-Emancipation, Colonial, and Post-Colonial Reality – Examination of social, political, and cultural developments and realities in the Black world, from the period of the emancipation to the beginning of the 21st century. Cross-listed in AfAmASt.  Taught by A. Sikainga.  (Au17 Th 2:20-5:05PM)
  • History of Art 5645: Video Art –This course will introduce students to video as an artistic medium by studying its contentious past, multiple forms, and the trajectories of this expanding field. Taught by Kristina Paulsen. (AU17 TuTh 12:45-2:05PM)
  • History of Art 8001: Orientalism|Occiendatilism: Studies in Art Theory & Criticism. In this seminar, two art historians, one specializing in 19th-century European art and the other in the arts of the Islamic world, aim to introduce students to the ways in which the modalities of Orientalism can be witnessed and analyzed in both the fine arts and visual culture, whether through painting, sculpture, photography, print media, or the built environment. Taught by Andrew Shelton and Emily Neumeier (AU17 Th 2:15PM – 5:00PM)
  • Law 8303: Immigration Law – Law concerning persons who want to come to the United States on a temporary or permanent basis. (AU17 MoWe 8:45AM – 10:00AM)
  • Nursing 5430: Interdisciplinary Healthcare in the Global Community – Development of strategies for culturally competent interdisciplinary healthcare in selected world communities. Prereq: 3430 (440) or 6430 (640), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 609.  Taught by Jennifer Kue.  (AU17 Th 10:00-11:00AM)
  • Public Affairs, John Glenn College 5240: Race and Public Policy in the United States – This course explores race and public policy in the United States from Reconstruction to the present. In particular, the class is designed to look at the long history of hot topics in the current policy landscape, including policing, housing, wealth gap, immigration, voting, political representation, and others. Prereq: Jr, Sr, or Grad standing; or permission of instructor.   Taught by Devin Fergus.  (AU17 TuTh 2:20-3:40PM)
  • Slavic 8802: Language and Memory: Psycholinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism – Discussion of psycholinguistic works related to memory and its role in language processing, second language learning, and forgetting. Taught in English. Elective for the GIS in Second Language Studies.  Taught by Ludmilla Isurin.  (AU17 TuTh 2:20-3:40PM)
  • Spanish 7650: Musical Migrations and Latin American Identities – This course delves into an understanding of Latin American identities from the unique perspective of musical expression, exchange, and migration. This point of entry presents a different vantage point and also an alternative method for analyzing Latin American identities “on the move.” In doing so, it elicits a nuanced discussion of theories of migration, globalization, diaspora, transnationalism, locality, displacement, identity, and border studies, and places the insights we gain from these perspectives at the intersection of global and local music making and cultural consumption. The course is organized as a series of short lectures intended to introduce the topics and prompt discussion, class discussion, student presentations, and development of a final course project. The course will be taught either in English, Spanish or both depending on students enrolled. Taught by Michelle Wibbelsman. (AU17 F 11:00-1:45pm)
  • SPPO (Spanish and Portuguese) 7880: Migrations in Theatre and Performance of the 20th and 21st-century Spanish-Speaking World – This course will explore theatre, performance art, and selected social performances in daily life from Spain, Latin America, and the United States that focus on human mobility, including refugees, exiles, and other migrations. Our journey will start in Argentina with the early twentieth-century works of Armando Discépolo, move to mid-twentieth century Mexican works by Juan Bustillo Oro, among others, and consider late twentieth-century works by Spanish theatrical practitioners such as Juan Mayorga and performance artist Angélica Liddell. The last third of the course will focus on contemporary post-dramatic and site-specific performances, both theatrical and in daily life, including social protest and religious devotional practices, which highlight the contradictions of human mobility in globalized culture and society. The course may be taught in English or in Spanish, depending on enrollment.  Taught by Ana Elena Puga (AU17 Tu 5:30PM – 8:15PM)
  • Sociology 5525: Global Criminology – Currently one of the class projects is to create information (PPTs) about the countries that Columbus’s refugee populations are fleeing. (AU17 WeFr 11:10AM-12:30PM)
  • WGSST 8880: Topics in Global and Transnational Feminisms – This variable topic course includes various possible offerings on the subject of transnational feminisms. Offered on a rotating basis based on faculty expertise. Taught by Katherine Marino.  (AU17 Mo 2:15-5:00PM)