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Migration and Health: Concepts, Rates, and Relationships

East Baltimore
3rd Term
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Tu, Th, 5:30 - 6:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Courtland Robinson
Contact Email
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025
Students review migration and health research to be able to identify key concepts, categories and trends in migration; to describe basic methods (and limitations) in measuring migration, and to analyze the relationships between migration and health, including patterns and rates of demographic change; gender and reproductive health; vulnerable populations (including victims of trafficking); migration policy and human rights.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe key historical trends in human mobility
  2. Examine at least three key migration concepts and theories
  3. Differentiate key typologies and categories of migration
  4. Define and discuss the application of basic rates for measuring migration and describe at least three methods used in measuring migration
  5. Analyze key relationships between migration and health in regard to fertility, mortality, morbidity, gender and reproductive health, vulnerable populations—including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), undocumented/irregular migrants, and trafficked persons—and migration policy and human rights.
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 15% Participation
  • 15% Final Presentation
  • 40% Final Paper
  • 30% Annotated bibliography
Enrollment Restriction
Undergraduates must receive permission of instructor
Jointly Offered With