HIS21: The rise of immigration restrictions in Europe since the 1960s

Dates and times: Winter 2024, Mondays & Thursdays, 2–3 pm GMT
Enrol by 30 November 2023.

Welcome to the online course on “The Rise of Immigration Restrictions in Europe since the 1960s”! In this course, we will explore the economic, political, and social factors that have led to the development of immigration restrictions in Europe over the past several decades.

The course will be delivered through a series of weekly lectures and discussion sessions, which will be conducted live every Monday at 2pm GMT. Participants are encouraged to submit questions via email, post questions in the course forum, and actively participate in the live discussion sessions held every Thursday at 2pm GMT.

Throughout the course, we will cover three main themes:

1. The economics of migration: We will explore the impact of international economic disparities, the migration boom from the Global South, and the integration of immigrant workers into European labor markets.

2. The development of European migration policy: We will discuss the shift towards restrictive policies, the spread of immigration controls, and the recurring perception of a migration crisis.

3. The social and political conflicts surrounding immigration: We will examine challenges faced by global immigrants, debates about multiculturalism, and rising anti-immigrant sentiment in European politics.

Upon completion of this course, learners will have honed their understanding of immigration restrictions in Europe and gained a critical viewpoint about recent migration crises and anti-immigrant sentiment in European politics.

Upon purchasing this course you will receive your login credentials via email to access the course website. It includes readings, audio recordings, and full transcripts of weekly lectures.

Winter 2024: Earned the Certificate of Achievement for the History Course "The rise of immigration restrictions in Europe since the 1960s" instructed by Dr Emmanuel Comte. Through 12 weeks of 1-hour lectures and 1-hour discussion seminars, with a culminating research work as final examination, honed my knowledge and skills in the subject area. URL: https://www.emmanuel-comte.eu/his21-immigration-restrictions/.
HIS21 - Immigration Restrictions


‘Very interesting course, very relevant to today’s world.’Student from Berkeley.

‘Class content (reading material) was interesting and followed a logical flow. Discussions were informative as he encouraged everyone to participate.’Student from Berkeley.