The Research Field of IMER
Course - second cycle - 15 credits
Admission requirementsBachelor degree in social sciences or humanities + the equivalent of English course B.
This course is offered as part of program:
Course Code: IM624E
- Department of Global Political Studies
- For students admitted
Other set versions
The course was established 26 February 2009.
This course syllabus (version 2) was approved 17 June 2010 by the Board of Studies at Faculty of Culture and Society.
The syllabus is valid from 01 September 2010.
Replacement for course syllabus ratified 08 June 2009.
Advancement in relation to the degree requirements
The course can normally be included in a general degree at advanced level.
Bachelor degree in social sciences or humanities + the equivalent of English course B.
Learning outcomesAfter finishing the course, the student:
- can show knowledge of a range of current issues within the field of study encompassed by IMER;
- can show specialised knowledge and understanding of the root causes of international migration as well as of the consequences of migration in the form of refugeeship and issues relating to integration and segregation;
- can show specialised knowledge of various forms of group identification – in relation to religion, culture and ethnicity – which play a role in the mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion within society and
- can show knowledge of how gender perspectives can pertain to the study of international migration and ethnic relations.
AssessmentsThe assessment of the students’ knowledge will be based on individually performed written assignments and/or on oral or written presentations of group projects. In group presentations, the individual student’s contribution must be distinguishable.
The course is graded using the Swedish system of Väl Godkänd (Pass with distinction), Godkänd (Pass) and Underkänd (Fail), together with the ECTS-grading system of A, B, C, D, E, F(x), and F.
Course contentThe course presents current research in the IMER field, covering its most important themes. Spanning from theories of international migration to sociology of religion, the student will be given a chance to read current research together with experts in the field. During the course the student will be given written assignments. Students are expected to participate in lectures and seminars, the latter of which are obligatory.
Learning activitiesThe course is based on active participation of the students. A variety of methods, including interactive lectures/discussions, assigned readings, and group projects will be utilized for the purpose of achieving the course objectives.
Grading systemFail (U), Pass (G) or Pass with Distinction (VG).
Reading list and other mediaLiterature
Bauman, Gerd (2008) Contesting Culture. Discources of identity in multhi-ethnic London. New York: Cambridge University Press. 215 pp
Benhabib, Seyla (2002) The Claims of culture. Equality and diversity in the Global Era. Princeton/Oxford: Princeton University Press. 245 p
Brettel, Caroline and James Hollifield (2008) Migration Theory, Talking across Disciplines. Second edition. New York/London: Routledge 278 pp.
Hutchinson, John & Smith, Anthony D. (ed) (1996) Ethnicity. Oxford Redars. Oxford / New York: Oxford University Press. [448 p]
Massey, Douglas et al. (eds.) (2005) Worlds in Motion. Understanding international migration at the end of the Millenium. Oxford: Oxford University Press (paperback edition) 294 pp.
Portes, Alejandro & Josh DeWind (eds) (2007) Rethinking Migration: New Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives. New York: Berghahn.453pp. (selection of 350 pp.)
Additional material (400 pp) will be agreed upon during the course.
Course evaluationAll students are offered an opportunity to give oral or written feedback at the end of the course.