Migration and Refugee Studies
2016-2017 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2016 through 31 May 2017
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This program offered by College of Arts & Sciences/History, Politics, and International Relations Department
For information on general requirements for the certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures.
The courses and seminars for the certificate program in migration and refugee studies
provide students with a working knowledge of migration and displacement issues. The
combination of several disciplines and methodologies enables students to examine the
refugee issue from a variety of perspectives and to study policies, concepts, and
responses to economic and political migration issues.
Practical experience is an essential part of the certificate program. During one eight-week term, the enrolled students work in a refugee situation in cooperation with one of the several concerned agencies. In addition, students gain practical experience through internships, work or research with both governmental and nongovernmental organizations working with refugees and/or migrants.
Webster University issues a certificate recognizing the successful completion (C or better) of a 27-credit-hour core in refugee studies. All core courses must be taken at Webster University.
This certificate is offered at the Geneva campus only.
The 27 credit hours required for the certificate in migration and refugee studies include the following courses:
- SOCI 2000 Issues in Contemporary Society: Sociocultural Factors behind Migration and Refugee Movements (3 hours)
- HIST 2360 Refugee and Migration Movements (3 hours)
- INTL 2030 International Law (3 hours)
- INTL 3030 Advanced Studies in International Law: International Refugee Law (3 hours)
- INTL 2610 Advocacy, NGOs, and Civil Society (3 hours)
- INTL 4280 International Economics: Migration and Refugees (3 hours)
- POLT 3400 Comparative Politics: Migration and Refugee Movements (3 hours)
- INTL 2700 Methods of Political Inquiry: National and Transnational Issues in Migration and Refugee Movements (3 hours)
- INTL 4600 International Relations Seminar: Migration and Refugee Movements (3 hours)
- Field experience and Refugee Studies Program (RSP) Seminar Overview examination (0 hours)