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Modern Human Migration


Spring 2022

Monday, January 24, 2022 – Friday, May 13, 2022

Marvine Stamatakis

Interlochen Arts Academy, emerita




Honors or Upper

In this course, students will explore all aspects of human migration in the contemporary world. How many people migrate every year, from where and to where? What are the economic, political, and social push and pull factors that drive human migration? What are the national and international legal structures that manage it? How are refugees distinct from other migrants? What is the impact of migration on countries and communities that receive large numbers of migrants? These questions have never been more relevant than they are today. In addressing them, students will focus in particular on recent mass movements across the Mediterranean Sea into Europe, from Africa and the Middle East.


Subject Area



Honors, Upper