Diaspora & Transnational Studies

Diaspora & Transnational Studies

Diaspora & Transnational Studies

Degree: Honours Bachelor of Arts
Program Options: Major, Minor

Where is home? Need it be in one place? Is it always attached to territory? Diaspora and transnational studies examines the historical and contemporary movements of peoples and the complex problems of identity and experience to which these movements give rise as well as the creative possibilities that flow from movement. The program is comparative and interdisciplinary, drawing from the social sciences, history, and the arts. Students are required to take two linked half-courses that offer an introduction to a broad array of themes and disciplinary methodologies. The program offers a wide selection of additional courses, giving students the opportunity to learn about a range of diasporic communities as well as key debates in the field. Students will complete the program with 1.0 credit 400-level capstone course (or two linked half-courses).

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Career Information

The skills and experience you acquire while studying a Historical Studies program at UTM will be benefit in any career you might enter. Graduates of a Historical Studies program bring a unique set of valuable skills to many diverse career areas. Visit the Careers page for more information on career areas for graduates of our Diaspora & Transnational Studies program.

Skills developed

  • Interpersonal
  • Communication
  • Adaptability
  • Research
  • Analytical
  • Problem-solving

Career areas

  • Non-profit
  • Public relations
  • Public policy research
  • Social advocacy groups
  • Government
  • Legal agencies
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Community/cultural development organizations


  • Multicultural education specialist
  • Immigration officer
  • Child and youth worker
  • Lobbyist
  • Mediator
  • Public policy analyst
  • Settlement worker
  • Campaign & advocacy manager


  • Foreign service officer
  • Political aide
  • Community program coordinator
  • Journalist
  • Importer/exporter
  • Press secretary
  • Refugee services coordinator

Get Involved

Check out the 100+ student organizations on campus. Here are a few:

  • Historical Studies Society (HSS)
  • UTM Student Union (UTMSU)
  • UTM Athletics Council (UTMAC)

For a listing of clubs on campus visit the Student Organization Portal.