AO: This assignment requires students to:
Several criteria will be used to evaluate this assignment, including:
Migration (domestic and international; forced; human trafficking, etc.) is a complex phenomenon which encompasses a wide variety of movements and situations that involve people of all walks of life and backgrounds. As well as touches on a range of economic, social, environmental, and security aspects in an increasingly interconnected world. Humans are transitory beings and have always moved which started from their migration from the continent of Africa. However, as noted by the International Organization of Migration “people are [increasingly] migrating and displaced due to conflict, persecution, environmental degradation and change, and a profound lack of human security and opportunity.” Yet, despite the reasons for movement and the positive economic, social, and security qualities of accepting migrants- many migrants are contending with exclusionary nationalistic policies, discrimination, anti-immigrant platforms, and xenophobic behavior in the receiving country. Resulting in local hostilities and economic and social exclusion of migrants in the receiving country. Simply, the impact of migration is wide-ranging and depends on the circumstances of the country (economic, social, and political) as well as the situations of the migrants themselves. Hence, this week you are adding to your understanding about the dynamics found within your country of concern by answering the question how has climate change, nationalism, and social, economic, and/or political conflict influenced migration and/or perception of migrants (international and/or domestic) in your country of concern? Remember your country may be contending with voluntary and/or involuntary migration and/or human trafficking. Resources:
Choose one of the following readings for your Analytical Observation (AO) 2: Nationalism and Conflict.
Watch the following videos for your Analytical Observation (AO) 1: Nationalism, Conflict, Climate Change, and Migration. Remember to compare and contrast film to the realities of your specific country of concern.
Submissions must be between 1 ½ – 2 pages (this does not include the reference page). Highlight the chapters/articles from which the two concepts/arguments were used–citations must be used and include a reference page. Refer to the Writing Specifications in the syllabus for the technical requirements of the assignment.