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