The interdisciplinary curriculum aims at offering students a global understanding of migration. The year is divided into different cycles allowing the students to learn gradually and build on the base of knowledge in this topic to include more specialized focuses by the end of the year. In the first semester, the majority of the classes will be mandatory, and will provide the students with a base in research and theoretical tools to support them throughout the program. Once this knowledge is acquired, students will deepen their analysis and understanding by choosing specific classes from several options.
Students who are interested in writing a thesis will request to do so in the first semester. The thesis is an in-depth research study that will culminate in a 15,000-20,000 word paper. Students with a GPA of 86 or higher in their first semester will be accepted to the thesis track. In addition to this, students will need to make contact with one of the faculty members that is available to be a supervisor, and approve his/her topic with them.
Students who choose to be on the thesis track will be enrolled in an additional semester, and will pay an extra tuition of approximately $5000.
Theories of International Migration - Prof. Noah Lewin-Epstein
Immigration Policy in a Comparative Perspective - Avinoam Cohen
Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees: Legal and Ethical Issues- Dr. Tally Kritzman-Amir and Dr. Yonatan Berman
*Jewish Diasporas and Migration- Prof. Chaim I. Waxman
Ethnic Identification in the Context of Migration - Dr. Oshrat Hochman
The Politics of International Migration - Dr. Gallya Lahav
Strangers at the City Gates - Global Immigration in the Urban Context: Dr. Michael Alexander
Migration in the Field- Ravit Cohn
Where Migration Theory Meets People- Dr. Adriana Kemp
Migration and Health: Anthropological Perspectives - Dr. Anita Nudelman
Labor Migration and Human Trafficking: Dr. Hila Shamir, LLM Program
Immigration and minorities; linguistic, psychological and educational aspects - Dr. Michal Tannenbaum, with the M.A. TESOL program
Coping with the stresses of immigration: Adjustment processes and professional intervention - Dr. Eugene Tartakovsky, with the International MA in Crisis and Trauma Studies
* These courses will not be offered in the 2013/14 academic year