The Research Field of IMER
Course - second cycle - 15 credits
Admission requirementsBachelor degree in social sciences or humanities + the equivalent of English course B.
Course Code: IM624L
- Department of Global Political Studies
Other set versions
The course was established 09 February 2012.
This course syllabus (version 2) was approved 11 June 2012 by the Board of Studies at Faculty of Culture and Society.
The syllabus is valid from 03 September 2012.
Replacement for course syllabus ratified 01 March 2012.
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.
Course contentThe course presents current research in the IMER field, covering its most important themes. Spanning from theories of international migration to theories of nationalism, 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 systemExcellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).
Reading list and other mediaLiterature
- Rethinking Migration, New Theoretical and Empirical perspectives (2007) (Eds. Portes, A & DeWind J.), New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books Rethinking Migration: chapters 5, 8, 11 & 12
- Selected studies in International Migration and Immigrant Incorporation (2010) (Eds. Rath, J. & Martiniello, M), Amsterdam University press: Imiscoe textbooks. Chapters 14 & 25
- Brettel, Caroline and James Hollifield (2008) Migration Theory, Talking across Disciplines. Second edition. New York/London: Routledge 278 pp.
- 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.
- Oishi, Nana. 2(005). Women in Motion. Globalization, State Policies, and Labor Migration in Asia, Stanford University Press.
Further articles will be introduced during the course around 500 pp.
Course evaluationAll students are offered an opportunity to give oral or written feedback at the end of the course.