Introduction to Immigrant and Refugee Policies


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WIR100 - Introduction to Immigrant and Refugee Policies


English Assessment Recommended

From a critical lens, this course introduces students to current global migration issues that cause people to move. Particular attention will be given to the refugee and immigrant experiences within the context of Canadian Immigration history and of the contemporary realities of settlement practices in Canada. The focus will be on how history and current socio-economic and cultural systems shape the ability of immigrants and refugees to establish a sense of place and self-realize. The course will familiarize students with different terms that are often used to categorize various groups of immigrants. These terms directly affect the immigrants: living conditions, entitlements to resources, and their process of settlement and integration. Case studies, multi-media, group discussions, presentations, and lectures will be used to help students develop critical awareness of the complexities of the settlement process for immigrants.

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