DSP3300EN - Forced Migration and Human Trafficking

Course description

Introduction to the diverse issues related to forced migration and human trafficking. It examines contemporary manifestations, focusing in particular on chattel slavery, religious slavery, domestic servitude, bonded labor/debt bondage, forced prostitution and sexual slavery, early and forced marriages, forced labor and human trafficking. Students will discuss how to fight against these exploitative practices.

How this course benefits students

This course is intended for students with specific research interests in these areas force migration and human trafficking. It is also intended for people of civil society organizations and governmental organizations involved in forced migration and human rights issues, including human trafficking and smuggling, protection of refugees and stateless persons, immigration, protection of internally displaced persons.

Why this course is important

This course is essential because it will prepare students for to serve as human right advocates on causes of forced migration and human trafficking. Student will be prepared to support law and regulations against this social problem.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Diaspora Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The selling and trading of human life for the purpose of sex, labor or any other purpose is an attack on human dignity. The reality concerning forced migration and human trafficking is an important moral concern. No human being should be treated this way. As Christians, we believe in the sanctity of all human life — from fertilization to natural death. Therefore, this course will be based on the biblical principles.What does the Bible teach about human trafficking? This question cannot adequately be answered without a clear understanding of God’s value of human life. The Bible teaches us that, when God created humans, He created them in His image as indicated in Genesis 1:26. Every life is of great value, and God loves all individuals.

Missionally driven

This course will enhance the mission work to spread the gospel about forced migration and human trafficking and what to do to prevent it.

Contextually informed

This course serves as an empowerment approach to social problems. It will highlight what should be done to fight against these contemporary exploitative practices and to stop forced migration and human trafficking.

Interculturally focused

The course focuses the global aspect of forced migration and human trafficking and how professional can advocate to put an end to it. Student will begin to understand the impact on these issues in different cultural context.

Practically minded

This course will give students the practice tools and insight needed to work with in the field of human rights and be advocated for forced migration and human trafficking. The format for the class may include lecture, discussion, videos, small group exercises, panel discussions, and role play.

Experientially transformed

Students will be able to apply what they are learning into everyday work with families who have experiences forced migration and human trafficking.