As a high school student Benjamin Craig's motto was, "Here's my plate, load it on." He brought that mentality with him to Emmanuel, where he has always been ready to take on a new opportunity.
Migration and immigration are experiences shared by virtually every society.
Migration is the connective tissue that brings individuals from different backgrounds into close contact to manage heterogeneity, surmount adversity and build communities. It is also an engine of economic and technological progress, source of cultural flourishing and cause for tension and heated political debate. Without understanding human experiences of migration, we cannot get to the heart of some of the most pressing—but often intangible and abstract—issues of our day: inclusion and exclusion; diversity and pluralism; ethnic and national identity formation; bridges, borders and walls.
The Colleges of the Fenway (COF) shared minor in Migration Studies addresses an urgent need to prepare students for professional and civic lives in a world increasingly marked by diversity. The program enhances understandings of migration and immigration through strong historical foundations, interdisciplinary case studies, and service learning and engagement with the Boston community. This minor is a valuable complement to students pursuing careers in business, education, social work, health care, the arts, policy and government, law, nongovernmental organizations, and nonprofit administration. Graduates will be well positioned to succeed in these fields and others and to bring a comprehensive and deep understanding of key contemporary issues to their professional work.
Five courses (four classroom-based, one service-learning/community partnership)
Introduction to Migration Studies - Offered annually in Spring, rotating instructors, rotating campuses. All students must take "Introduction to Migration Studies," an introductory-level course familiarizing students with the major issues, methods, and frameworks of migration and immigration studies.
Electives: All Migration Studies Minor students must select three electives from the list of approved classes, bearing in mind the following requirements:
The Minor in Migration Studies has three main learning outcomes: