Climate and Migration – ORIAS Summer Institute 2024

Course Available
1.5 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for ORIAS at UC Berkeley Participants Only

Climate and Migration will introduce students to core issues and experiences related to climate-associated migration, past and present. The program will include both overview sessions and regionally focused sessions exploring this topic in Africa, the Mediterranean region, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Students will read materials and learn from guest experts, artists, and activists. Each student will produce either (1) a proposed classroom lesson, incorporating or modeled on the work “A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting” by Amy Balkin or (2) a robust set of questions and criteria to use to evaluate the sustainability and justice of future responses to climate-related migration.

The ORIAS Summer Teacher Institute is offered annually by a consortium of seven National Resource Centers on the Berkeley campus and coordinated through their joint outreach office, Office of Resources for International and Area Studies (ORIAS). Each year, the program focuses on a new theme. The summer program takes place over 3 days (21 contact hours) during one week.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.5 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers in arts, literature, history, social sciences, and science, as well as school librarians and curriculum specialists.

Prerequisites: Credited participants should be in-service educators in k- 12 schools and districts. Pre-service teachers are also eligible.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X750X – 001 24 Jun 202426 Jun 2024 1.5 $118

Climate and Migration – ORIAS Summer Institute 2024

24 Jun 202426 Jun 2024
Credit Validation
In Person
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EDC-X750X – 001 – Climate and Migration – ORIAS Summer Institute 2024

Number of Sessions: 3

Type Date Time Location Instructors
In Person Mon Jun 24, 2024 9:00AM – 4:00PM California, Berkeley
In Person Tue Jun 25, 2024 9:00AM – 4:00PM California, Berkeley
In Person Wed Jun 26, 2024 9:00AM – 4:00PM California, Berkeley

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: June 26, 2024 (11:59pm PT)

What You Will Learn

  • Explain multiple instances of climate-related migration in human
  • Define core terms related to migration and climate change impacts
  • Explain the complex relationship between climate change impacts and political/social/economic factors that induce people to migrate
  • Analyze responses to climate change impacts (including migration and other forms of adaptation) and develop useful questions related to the outcomes of those responses


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The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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