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Seminar on Migration and Child Development
PSYC 340
Spring 2023
Section: 01  

How do the current politics of borders and citizenship impact the well-being of migrant children, youth, and families? How do U.S. immigration policies intersect with what research tells us about what children need to thrive? Is there a role for psychologists to inform today's discourse on immigration policy? These are a few of the questions that we will be exploring throughout our time in this class.

Through class readings, discussions, and course assignments, we will examine why and under what circumstances children and families migrate to the United States. We will explore how various parts of the migration experience relate to child and adolescent development. Together we will analyze contemporary immigration policies through the lens of developmental psychology. Students will learn to grapple with the opportunities and limitations of developmental science to inform immigration policies that matter for the day-to-day lives of immigrant children and families.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PSYC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on FEB-01-2023
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