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Course descriptions and Migration and Displacement Studies Correlate Sequence requirements are available in the Vassar College Catalogue. If you are interested in declaring a correlate in Migration and Displacement Studies, please email The Correlate Sequence Advisor is Professor Kirsten Wesselhoeft.

Hear Iris Thaoxaochay ’23 talk to prospective students about what it is like to study Migration and Displacement Studies at Vassar.

Engaging with Migration and Displacement Studies at Vassar allows students to approach the challenges with intelligence, compassion, and ingenuity. In our classes, we recognize displaced people as knowledge producers and take into account that their knowledges differ in kind and form across space, time, and cultures. The Migration and Displacement Studies curriculum and related initiatives are designed to integrate theory and practice to enhance classroom learning, translate inert knowledge into action, and promote community partnerships (locally, regionally, and globally) that foster mutually beneficial relationships among students, community partners, and forcibly displaced people.

The Correlate Sequence is housed in the International Studies Program and requires six units of student work:

  1. INTL 109: A Lexicon of Forced Migration.
  2. Four units from a selection of approved courses, chosen in consultation with the student’s Correlate Sequence Advisor, of which no more than one unit should be at the 100-level. At least one of these four courses should be community engaged, away from Vassar’s campus (international or not) if at all feasible.
  3. One unit at the 300-level to be proposed by the student in consultation with their Correlate Sequence Advisor, in which the student produces a capstone project.

Learn about the launch of this correlate as reported by Benjamin Fikhman ’22 in The Miscellany News.

Download the Correlate Sequence Handbook