first cycle 15 credits

IMER II: The Challenges of Ethnic Diversity

Summary

Together with IM258L, IMER: Europe and International Migration, the course constitutes the 31-60 level within the main subject of International Migration and Ethnic Relations.
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with concepts introduced earlier in IMER 1-30, as well as to acquire an increased understanding of relevant structural and cultural contexts within the field of International Migration and Ethnic Relations. Students will also develop the ability to apply the earlier acquired knowledge on societal phenomenon in the contemporary world.

Admission requirements

IMER 1-30

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2018, autumn 2017, autumn 2016

Course Code:
IM237L revision 3
Level of specialisation
G1F
Main fields of study:
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
02 June 2016
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
29 August 2016
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
16 October 2013

Entry requirements

IMER 1-30

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

Together with IM258L, IMER: Europe and International Migration, the course constitutes the 31-60 level within the main subject of International Migration and Ethnic Relations.

Purpose

The aim of the course is to familiarize students with concepts introduced earlier in IMER 1-30, as well as to acquire an increased understanding of relevant structural and cultural contexts within the field of International Migration and Ethnic Relations. Students will also develop the ability to apply the earlier acquired knowledge on societal phenomenon in the contemporary world.

Contents

The course will first deal with ethnic diversity, perspectives such as religion and cultural identity, minorities, post-colonialism, gender and every day practices etc. The questions in focus will be discussed from both a minority and a majority perspective. The major part of the course will be devoted to project work in which the students, supported by supervisors, will apply theoretical perspectives on phenomena in our contemporary world.

Learning outcomes

The student should be able to:

  • Identify and describe the use of the concept of ethnic diversity within and outside academia.
  • Identify, analyze and critically reflect on the challenges of ethnic diversity on various levels of society.
  • Apply the earlier acquired knowledge from IMER I on societal phenomena in the contemporary world and; both orally and in writing, make presentations based on in-depth knowledge of ethnic diversity and its challenges.
  • Critically approach contemporary research questions within the field of IMER.

Learning activities

Teaching is principally in the form of lectures, seminars and individual work. The major part of the course consists of individual project work. During this part of the course separate project meetings are held, wherein students receive individual supervision of their project work. Students are prepared for each session during the course and are responsible for conducting reading assigned and following instructions. Students are presumed to pursue their own independent reading and organize discussion groups.

Assessments

The course assessment consists of:

  • one seminar presentation (5 credits), grading pass or fail and:

  • an academic article (including an oral presentation) (10 credits), grading A-U.

The grade on the academic article will be the grade on the whole course.

Retake
Students who do not pass the regular course exams have the minimum of two re-take opportunities. If a pass is not achieved in the seminar presentation the student has the possibility to compensate by doing presentation in the form of an essay.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials


  • Bauman, Gerd (1999) The Multicultural Riddle. Rethinking National Ethnic, and Religious Identity. NY: Routledge [158 p]
  • Bourdieu, Pierre (2002) Masculine Domination: Stanford University press [133 p]
  • Chambers, Iain & Curti, Lidia (1995) Post-colonial Question. Common Skies, Divided Horizons. London: Routledge [284]
  • Giddens, Anthony (2013) Modernity and Self-Identity. Self and identity in the Late Modern Age: Wiley - Chapter 1 (online)
  • May, Stephen (2004) Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Minority Rights. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [270 p]
  • Redman, Peter & Maples, Wendy (2011) Good Essay Writing. A Social Science Guide: The Open University Press [160 p]
  • Selected articles
  • 800 p individual choice, approved by supervisor.

Course evaluation

All students are offered an opportunity to give written feedback at the end of the course. A summary of the results will be made available. The students are also given the possibility to offer feedback through the course council.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department Department of Global Political Studies.

Further information

Cecilia Hansson, Student Services Assistant
Phone: 040-66 57165
Anders Hellström, Course Responsible
Phone: 040-66 57569

Application

28 August 2017 - 05 November 2017 Day-time 100% Malmö

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 21000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 21000 SEK

03 September 2018 - 11 November 2018 Day-time 100% Malmö Application period for this offer starts 15 March 2018.

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