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2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Migration Studies Minor

The Minor in Global Migration Studies is a interdisciplinary program to provide students with an understanding of migration’s causes, effects, and impacts and a critical comparative framework for migrant’s experiences (history, gender, and culture). The core represents courses that have a wide survey of different migrant groups and provide a foundation for the more focused courses in the comparative framework.

Courses used to meet the certificate requirement may, where applicable, also be used simultaneously to meet General Education requirements or the major and minor requirements of cooperating departments.


Consultation with the program advisor to select courses that address at least two different migrant populations and include no more than 9 units from any department.

Completion of 18 upper division units distributed as follows:

Core (6 units)

Take the following course:

  • (3 units)
  • Prerequisite: Completion of all GE Foundation courses. Students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or successfully completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone (subject to approval by the General Education Governing Committee (GEGC)).

Comparative Framework (9 units)

Culminating Experience (3 units)