Fall 2019 - GSWS 312 C100

Immigrants, Women and Transnational Migration (4)

Class Number: 2062

Delivery Method: Distance Education


  • Course Times + Location:

    Distance Education

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Oct 22, 2019
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

    Dec 6, 2019
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    SWH 10041, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    15 units.



Examines the global division of labor where migrant women as well as immigrant women tend to be exploited in numerous forms, ranging from lack of citizenship rights and erosion of skills to the risk of sexual assault, due to immigration/migration and social policies of various countries. Students with credit for WS 320 Special Topics: Immigrant Women and Economic Security may not complete this course for further credit


This course explores socio-economic-political conditions that are considered necessary for immigrants and migrant women’s basic security for their development and full participation in the Canadian society. The concept of immigrant is used in a broad and comprehensive way – beyond the legal framework and “standard” societal perception. By exploring the role of the state, this course also examines the history and restructuring of immigration and settlement policies in Canada and how immigrants irrespective of gender, class, race, sexual orientation, age, nationality, ethnicity, and dis/ability have been affected by these policies.


  • 4 Writing Blog Submissions 10%
  • Film Review Assignments 20%
  • Mid-Term Exam 35%
  • Final Exam 35%



Asian Immigrants in "Two Canadas" : Racialization, Marginalization and Deregulated Work. (2012), Zaman.
ISBN: 9781552664797

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Required Readings listed on the course outlines are the responsibility of the student to purchase. Textbooks are available for purchase at the SFU Bookstore on the Burnaby campus or online through the Bookstore's website.

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