380.750.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Courtland Robinson
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Describe key historical trends in human mobility
    • Examine at least three key migration concepts and theories
    • Differentiate key typologies and categories of migration
    • Define and discuss the application of basic rates for measuring migration
    • Analyze key relationships between migration policy and human rights and migration and health in regard to fertility, mortality, morbidity, gender and reproductive health, vulnerable populations, including: refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), undocumented/irregular migrants, and trafficked persons.
  • Course Description

    Students will review migration and health research to be able to identify key concepts, categories and trends in migration; to describe basic methods (and limitations) in measuring migration, and to analyze the relationships between migration and health, including patterns and rates of demographic change; gender and reproductive health; vulnerable populations (including victims of trafficking); migration policy and human rights.  The format will incorporate classroom lecture and discussion, in-class activities, a literature review and an annotated bibliography, and a research project culminating in a written paper and presentation.

  • Intended Audience
    Master's and Doctoral level students
  • Methods of Assessment

    Your grade in this course will be based on:

    1. Class attendance and participation (15%)
    2. Annotated bibliography (30%)
    3. Final paper (minimum 1500 words) (40%)
    4. Final presentation (15%)
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Welcome Message

    Welcome to Migration and Health: Concepts, Rates and Relationships.

  • Assignment Descriptions and Due Dates
    1. Annotated Bibliography. Students will develop an annotated bibliography (10-20 entries) on a migration topic of their choice. The list should be preceded by a short statement of the topic and a description of the search/selection process.  Annotation should include a brief summary of the paper (20 entries if summary only) or summary plus assessment of  key findings and relative importance (10 entries if assessment and summary). 
    2. Final research paper. Students will write a research paper (minimum 1500 words, excluding references) on a migration topic of their choice. 
    3. Class Presentation. Students will make a 10-minute oral presentation on their research topics on March 11 and 13.


    1. Annotated bibliography and topic selection for research paper  Fri., Feb. 7
    2. Draft outline of research paper  Fri., Feb. 14
    3. Final Paper  Mon., March 10
    4. Final presentations  March 10 & 13 (Tues., Thurs.)


  • Disability Support Services
    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact the Office of Student Life Services at 410-955-3034 or via email at dss@jhsph.edu.