FYF@Innis Seminars

Global Cities and Urban Refugees: Connecting South and North

Professor: James Johnson
Subject: Sociology
Course Code: SOC196H1F

Seminar description

The majority of refugees and asylum seekers today live in cities, above all, in the Global South. This course will introduce and critically assess key theories and concepts on forced migration in relation to cities from a global perspective.

By drawing on a wide range of literature and case studies from around the world, the course will explore and compare cities across the Global South and North around questions of law, governance, and politics related to urban refugees and asylum seekers.

Get to know the professor

NAME: Jay Johnson

INNIS FYF SEMINAR I WILL BE TEACHING IN 2020-2021: Global Cities and Urban Refugees

HOMETOWN: Canton, NY

THE LAST GREAT MOVIE I SAW WAS: Roma

MY ACTUAL FAVOURITE MOVIE: Timbuktu by A. Sissako

THE SONG I HAVE ON REPEAT RIGHT NOW: Saravá – Seu Jorge and ROGÊ

FAVOURITE FOOD: Pizza

GUILTY PLEASURE: Ice cream (after pizza).

I AM SURPRISINGLY VERY GOOD AT: Making coffee (for a tea drinker).

A FUN FACT ABOUT MYSELF: I was at the game when Toronto last won the world series.

MY FAVOURITE THING ABOUT TEACHING: Students questioning commonsense ideas.

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE MY CLASS: The majority of people worldwide live in cities; the majority of refugees also live in cities.

WHAT I WANT MY STUDENTS TO KNOW: We will focus on the Global South in connection to the Global North.

A COOL FACT ABOUT MY FIELD OF STUDY: It draws on many different fields and disciplines.

SOME FINAL WORDS: Aims for the class: learn, discuss, explore.

NAME: Chelsea Rochman.

INNIS FYF SEMINAR I WILL BE TEACHING IN 2020-2021: EEB197H1S Biodiversity and the city

HOMETOWN: Tucson, Arizona.

THE LAST GREAT MOVIE I SAW WAS: Coco :)

MY ACTUAL FAVOURITE MOVIE: hmmmm… not sure.

THE SONG I HAVE ON REPEAT RIGHT NOW: CSNY, Judy Blue Eyes.

FAVOURITE FOOD: Pickles & gummy candy.

GUILTY PLEASURE: Gummy worms & other gummy candy.

I AM SURPRISINGLY VERY GOOD AT: Multi-tasking.

A FUN FACT ABOUT MYSELF: I have 2 sisters named Berrye.

MY FAVOURITE THING ABOUT TEACHING: Keeping up with the knowledge.

WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE MY CLASS: So you can see the nature behind the concrete in our city.

WHAT I WANT MY STUDENTS TO KNOW: We live in the Carolinian forest.

A COOL FACT ABOUT MY FIELD OF STUDY: There are just as many freshwater fish species as marine.

SOME FINAL WORDS: The waste hierarchy is a good rule to live by.

Good to know

Pre-requisites: none
Co-requisites: none
Exclusions: none
Recommended Preparation: none
Breadth: Society & Its Institutions (3)
CR/NCR: Not eligible for CR/NCR option
Restrictions: Restricted to first-year students

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