Migration and Human Rights in Korea: Local and Global Perspectives


Introduces students to the history and contemporary conditions of North Korean refugees and other migrants in South Korea from across the region (Pakistan, China, Nepal, Vietnam, Russia, Philippines, etc.). Examines competing claims about past and ongoing challenges emerging from economic, ethno-racial, ideological, and geopolitical differences. Takes interdisciplinary approaches to study various sources including historical writings, human rights discourses, policy papers, debates in journalism, law, and religion, documentary films, testimonies, and autobiographies. Course is taught in conjunction with the Duke Engage Korea program and open to all students with overlapping interests.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 178S
  • ICS 105S
Typically Offered