Academic Calendar

Migration and Citizenship


English language proficiency requirements

Students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ELS or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

MC 700

3 credits

Contexts and Patterns of Migration

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Migration and Citizenship graduate certificate or diploma, or instructor's permission.

This course examines migration to Canada: who has come, when, why, under what circumstances, and with what impacts? Special attention will be paid to understanding these questions in the contexts of policy, governance, globalization, transnationalism, post-coloniality, and decolonization.

MC 705

3 credits

Refugees, Migrants, and the Global Political Economy

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Migration and Citizenship graduate certificate or diploma, or instructor's permission.

This course provides a critical and theoretical analysis of the forces of globalization underscoring international migration, its governance and policies, and the political and economic integration of refugees and migrants. It takes a multidisciplinary approach and includes policy analysis.

MC 710

3 credits

Professional Practice Seminar

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Migration and Citizenship graduate certificate or diploma, or instructor's permission.

This colloquium course introduces students to a range of professional expectations, problems, solutions, and resources in migration, settlement, and community work via a series of presentations and workshops delivered by professionals working in these fields. It also provides networking opportunities.

MC 720

3 credits

Racial, Ethnic, and Intercultural Relations

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Migration and Citizenship graduate certificate or diploma, or instructor's permission.

This course examines the theorization, construction, and representation of race and ethnicity and their effects on migration. Taking a postcolonial approach, migrant-settler and other intercultural relations are explored via such means as experiential, narrative, media, interpretive, observational, and policy frameworks.

MC 725

3 credits

Families, Gender, and Migration

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Migration and Citizenship graduate certificate or diploma, or instructor's permission.

This course examines the gendered and familial contexts of migration to Canada using a case study approach. The course focuses on the intersections of gender and race, ethnicity, social class, shifting immigration statuses, aging, and intergenerationality, among other issues.

MC 730

3 credits

Human Security, Rights, Citizenship, and the State

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Migration and Citizenship graduate certificate or diploma, or instructor's permission.

This course provides a critical and theoretical analysis of rights, policies, and laws regarding the protection and security of refugees, migrants, and citizens in international and Canadian contexts. Particular attention will be paid to statecraft, borders, security, asylum, and settlement.

MC 735

3 credits

Identity, Belonging, and Settlement

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Migration and Citizenship graduate certificate or diploma, or instructor's permission.

This course explores the complexities of identity, belonging, and settlement emerging from migration in historical and contemporary contexts via theoretical, conceptual, experiential, and narrative frameworks. The course also examines the dual nature of the notion of settlement in postcolonial contexts.

MC 740

6 credits

Practicum

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Migration and Citizenship graduate diploma, MC 700, MC 705, MC 710, and two of the following: MC 720, MC 725, MC 730, and MC 735.

This 300-hour practicum offers students an opportunity to apply the academic knowledge developed in their coursework to field practice, and thus to develop and enhance their professional skills. Practicum students will be mentored and supervised by field practitioners.

MC 745

3 credits

Capstone

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Migration and Citizenship graduate diploma, MC 700, MC 705, MC 710, MC 740, and two of the following: MC 720, MC 725, MC 730, and MC 735.

In this praxis-oriented course, students will demonstrate their ability to integrate theory and practice by reflecting on and interpreting their practicum experience in relation to an appropriate literature. A final portfolio will be produced and presented.

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