Dr. Eugene Tartakovsky
This course discusses the socio-psychological processes of immigration, with a spotlight on immigration to Israel in the last twenty years. The main themes of the course are motivation for immigration, attitudes of the absorbing society towards immigrants, immigration policy, and the dynamics of the immigrants’ social, cultural, and psychological adjustment. Students will learn about basic socio-psychological processes related to immigration, as well as methods of social work with immigrants at the individual, family, and community levels. Students will acquire theoretical knowledge and practical tools that will enable them to understand the immigration experience and to help immigrants better adjust to the receiving country.