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3. Hugh Davis Graham. (2002) Collision Course. ISBN: 9780195168891Week 11-The Disappointment of Coalition Building-Exploring the Racial and Ethnic Conflicts that Divide Immigrant GroupsWeek 12-Examining the Role of Racism in Determining the Perceived “Costs” of Immigration Readings:PSC-405Z-Special Topic The Political and Policy Implications of International Migration Fall 2010 Faculty: Tiffiany Howard, E-mail: [email protected]: Tuesday, 4:00pm-6:45pm Location: TBD Office Hours: WRI A210, Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to give students a greater understanding of the political and policy implications of international migration. The main topics discussed will focus on U.S. citizen and immigrant responses to immigration policy making, foreign policy/transnational initiatives (i.e. border patrol and the wall), pre and post 9/11 national security policy making, bilingual education policies, affirmative action, and anti-poverty policy. At the completion of the course, students will have gained insight into the debate surrounding the cost and benefits associated with immigration to the United States, as well as an understanding of the international refugee crisis and the policy responses to this phenomenon. BASIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS 1) You must read the assigned readings before you come to class. 2) Turn everything in on time- This means that I will not grant extensions if you ask for them within 24 hours of the deadline. The university policy on the grade of incomplete will be followed in this course. 3) Ask questions when you don’t understand something; chances are you’re not alone. 4) Don’t miss class- I am willing to accommodate reasonable absences if notified in writing 24 hours prior to class or if your are ill a doctor’s note is submitted by the next class meeting. 5) All assignments must be typewritten unless otherwise stated. 6) Please check https://webcampus.nevada.edu/webct/entryPage.dowebct frequently. I will post announcements regarding class on that site. ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS1) Please turn OFF all cell phones upon entering the classroom!!! They are disruptive to me, your classmates, and they prevent the student from fully participating in class. In cases of an emergency, please inform me that you are expecting a call prior to class. Otherwise, I will deduct two percentage points from your final grade every time I discover you are using your phone, and yes that includes texting and web searchers. The same goes for FB, MySpace, that ‘brief’ perusal of People, or a Nora Roberts novel….If I catch you on a consistent basis otherwise occupied with extra-classroom activities I will begin to deduct points from your final grade 2) Honor code violations will not be tolerated. If you have any questions regarding the honor code please go to http://studentlife.unlv.edu/judicial/misconductPolicy.html. The University requires all members of the University Community to familiarize themselves and to follow copyright and fair use requirements. You are individually and solely responsible for violations of copyright and fair use laws. The university will neither protect nor defend you nor assume any responsibility for employee or student violations of fair use laws. Violations of copyright laws could subject you to federal and state civil penalties and criminal liability, as well as disciplinary action under University policies. To familiarize yourself with copyright and fair use policies, you are encouraged to visit the following website: http://www.unlv.edu/committees/copyright/. 3) If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, you will need to present to me an official Academic Accommodation Plan, which you can obtain from the DRC. The DRC is located in the Student Services Complex (SSC), Room 137, and the contact numbers are: Voice (702) 895-0866, TTY (702) 895-0652, fax (702) 895-0651. For additional information, please visit: http://studentlife.unlv.edu/disability/. 4) If for some reason class is cancelled please go to https://webcampus.nevada.edu/webct/entryPage.dowebct I will either conduct class using the Discussion Board or post relevant assignments so that we remain on schedule. GRADING Class Attendance (15%)-- You are allowed two unexcused absences. After that, each unexcused (a doctor’s note or an absence excused by the professor prior to the date represents a valid excused absence) absence will result in a loss of 2 percentage points. Each late arrival will result in a loss of one percentage point if the professor is not notified prior to the start of class. Class Participation (15%)--Discussion and critique of readings; Active and constructive participation. This does not mean simply talking. Your comments should demonstrate that you have carefully read the readings for the week. 2Group Project (20%)— (Grading criteria can be found at the end of the syllabus) Mid-Term Exam (20%) Final Exam (30%) Extra Credit—Attend THREE Out of Class Events-Attend a seminar, talk, workshop or event that is related to any of the topics discussed in class. You must take a picture of yourself while in attendance at the event, write a 1500 word paper of your experiences, and collect a brochure, announcement, program or pamphlet from the events (any tangible evidence that an event took place). Attach the materials together and submit them to me. Successful completion of this assignment is worth five percentage points and is due ON the last day of class. Required Texts: 1. Mark Krikorian. (2008). The New Case Against Immigration. ISBN: 9781595230355. 2. Richard Black and Khalid Koser. (1999). The End of the Refugee Cycle. ISBN: 1571819878 3. Hugh Davis Graham. (2002) Collision Course. ISBN: 9780195168891 4. Frank D. Bean and Gillian Stevens. (2003). America’s Newcomers and the Dynamics of Diversity. ISBN: 0-87154-128-9 Required Readings: With the exception of the required texts, the journal articles will be available on webcampus. Idean Salehyan and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, “Refugees and the Spread of Civil War,” International Organization, vol. 60, no. 2, Aprill 2006 Davenport, Christian A., Will H. Moore, and Steven C. Poe (2003). Sometimes you just have to leave: Domestic threats and refugee movements, 1964–1989. International Interactions, 29(1), 27-55. Will Moore and


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