Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

CRES 190B Critical Migration Studies

Focuses on critically analyzing public representations of migration. Exploring key scholarship in migration and diaspora studies, including recent writings on "border crises," students develop an individual research project exploring a controversy, archive, cultural text, or historical debate in research on a specific migrant or diasporic group. The focus is on key learning outcomes of humanistic research and writing: developing a method for studying migration attentive to critical race analysis; identifying objects and fields of study, formulating research questions, organizing an appropriately narrow thesis, identifying and critiquing sources, and completing well-structured written argumentation.


Prerequisite(s): CRES 10, CRES 100, and CRES 101; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior critical race and ethnic studies majors.