Diasporas: Migration in World History

3559:
Discipline: History
Instructor: Hunt
Credits: 3
Day: B
Start: 09:25
End: 10:40
Field Work: Day 1 - Cape Town - Saturday, 26 October | South Africa Download Syllabus

People have been moving across the globe since the beginning of history: Jews, Amerindians, Europeans, Africans, Muslims, and Chinese among others. This course will consider the extensive influence and effects of Africans, Muslims, and Chinese among others. This course will consider the extensive influence and effects of but modern concepts. After a discussion of some of the basic concepts about immigration, the push and pull factors, we will examine the root causes of both voluntary and involuntary Diasporas: war, slavery, the quest for religious freedom and improved living conditions. The course will consider the causes and consequences of migrations on both rich and poor nations, focusing primarily on areas that we will visit on this voyage, and ending with a discussion of the current immigration controversy in the United States.

Field Work

Country: South Africa
Day: 1 - Cape Town - Saturday, 26 October

Reverend Storey, a major participant in the struggle against apartheid, will conduct a walking tour of the most important sites associated with apartheid in Cape Town, including the District Six Museum that commemorates the forced removal of non-whites in order to segregate South African society, and the Slave Market and Racial Classification Office where the government decided on the race of “coloured” South Africans.  The tour will end at the famous Episcopal Church of Bishop Desmond Tutu, where the students will have the opportunity to discuss the day over tea.
Academic Objectives: 1. To appreciate the struggle for Human Rights in this global world 2. Learn about apartheid in South Africa, and why it ultimately failed
3. Give students the opportunity to have discourse with one who was personally a leader in the struggle against apartheid.