This course explores the complex relationship between migration and health, with a focus on immigrant health in the United States. Topics include the immigrant health paradox, the impact of immigration enforcement on health and health behavior, access to health care, the health effects of migration on those left behind, and refugee health. Throughout the course, we will pay particular attention to the diverse mechanisms through which immigration and immigration status affect health. In addition to sociology, we will draw on scholarship from the fields of anthropology, demography, medicine, public health, and public policy.
Course Attributes: BU BA; AS SSC; AS SC; EN S; FA SSC; AR SSC