Migrants and Refugees in Modern Middle East

Course Description: 

This course examines the history of mass migration, displacement, and statelessness in the Middle East from the eighteenth century to the present.  An overview of migration within and from the region, this course addresses how Middle Eastern states have shaped their populations through migration policy, settler colonization, forced resettlement, expulsion, denationalization, or international population exchanges.

Migration is an inherently interdisciplinary topic and for that reason, we will approach our course materials with an eye for how historians, social scientists, and lawyers approach human mobility in the modern era. As a Social Sciences Interdisciplinary seminar (SSCI), this course fits into a variety of majors, minors, and certificate programs, including the History major, Middle East Studies minor, and the certificates in Jewish Studies and Victimology. If you have questions about how to apply this course to your program, please email me and we will start a conversation with your academic advisor.

Course Syllabus: Migrants and Refugees Spring 2017 (Fresno State)