Fall 2022 - SA 345 OL01

Race, Immigration and the Canadian State (S) (4)

Class Number: 3512

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Wendy Chan
    wchane@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-4469
    Office Hours: Email/Zoom by appointment
  • Prerequisites:

    SA 101 or 150 or 201W.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to critical perspectives on the social construction of race, nation building and transnational migration, with an emphasis on state policies and the experiences of immigrants. The course will cover a review of colonialism and the construction of racialized labour market. Core topics may include: racialization of space, anti-racist feminist thought, immigration policy, settlement services, multiculturalism, citizenship, racial profiling, diasporas, and refugees. Comparative material will be used to complement the Canadian focus.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course examines contemporary issues on immigration in Canada. In particular, the focus will be on state immigration practices (i.e. how the Canadian government has shaped public ideas about immigrants and immigration through law and policy) and how racism is woven into this topic. While the emphasis is on Canadian immigration, this course will also examine how issues of globalization, national security and trends in worldwide migration shape more local concerns. As part of the course evaluation, there is a research project component that involves interviewing someone who has immigrated to Canada about their experiences coming to and settling in Canada. Weekly topics for this course include an examination of current trends in immigration, issues of diversity and cultural difference, deportation and detention, policing and border control, refugees and changes to immigration enforcement.

 

Grading

  • Online Discussion of Videos 15%
  • Interview Paper 25%
  • Class Exams x 2 @ 30% each 60%

NOTES:

Grading: Where a final exam is scheduled and the student does not write the exam or withdraw from the course before the deadline date, an N grade will be assigned. Unless otherwise specified on the course syllabus, all graded assignments for this course must be completed for a final grade other than N to be assigned. An N is considered as an F for the purposes of scholastic standing.

Grading System: The Undergraduate Course Grading System is as follows:

A+ (95-100) | A (90-94) | A- (85-89) | B+ (80-84) | B (75-79) | B- (70-74) | C+ (65-69) | C (60-64) | C- (55-59) | D (50-54) | F (0-49) | N*
*N standing to indicate the student did not complete course requirements

Academic Honesty and Student Conduct Policies: The Department of Sociology & Anthropology follows SFU policy in relation to grading practices, grade appeals (Policy T20.01), and academic honesty and student conduct procedures (S10‐S10.05). Unless otherwise informed by your instructor in writing, in graded written assignments you must cite the sources you rely on and include a bibliography/list of references, following an instructor-approved citation style. It is the responsibility of students to inform themselves of the content of SFU policies available on the SFU website.

Centre for Accessible Learning: Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need classroom or exam accommodations are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (1250 Maggie Benston Centre) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

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Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Electronic journal articles available on Canvas.


Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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