Skip to main content

Immigration - Oakland Campus: Overview

This guide is to accompany the SOC 1319 Immigration Class taught by Dr. Moss

Overview of Immigration Course Libguide

This guide is meant to accompany Sociology 1391 Immigration taught by Dr. Dana Moss.  You will find links to web resources, reading materials, news articles and databases.  For further information please visit the help page.   

What does it all mean?

Refugee A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster..

ImmigrantA person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country

Migrant A person who moves from one place to another, especially in order to find work or better living conditions

DiasporaPeople who have spread or been dispersed from their homeland

Asylum SeekerA person who has left their home country as a political refugee and is seeking asylum in another


Definitions from


Aimee Sgourakis's picture
Aimee Sgourakis
207C Hillman Library, Second Floor