SOC 290S: Immigration and Markets
This course explores contemporary debates related to immigration and markets and the academic and political origins of these issues. Topics for this course include the:
- social and economic processes that lead to immigration
- influence of immigration on host countries’ labor markets, business, and finances
- impact of immigration on the people who move
- effect of immigration on sending countries’ economies and global systems
During this seminar, you will discuss market-related immigration policies that are attracting considerable attention from academics, policy makers, and the popular press. Topics include the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Presidential proclamations blocking legal immigration, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s scrutiny of workplaces.
Professor Lisa Keister guides this seminar, which meets online Tuesdays 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Dr. Keister has won numerous teaching awards for her engaging teaching style, knowledge and enthusiasm for course content, and compassionate student accessibility.