Migration and Citizenship

Summary

The course presents current themes in the field of international migration connected to citizenship issues and political incorporation of immigrants and ethnic minorities in receiving societies. Theories of international migration and theories of political integration as well as current issues around migration and citizenship policies and their consequences will be dealt with from various social sciences disciplines. The student will be given a chance to critically read and discuss current research.

Admission requirements

Bachelor degree in social sciences or humanities + the equivalent of English course B.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students spring 2019, spring 2018, spring 2017, spring 2016, spring 2015, spring 2014, spring 2013

Course Code:
IM633L revision 1.1
Level of specialisation
A1N
Main fields of study:
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
16 September 2010
Date of ratification:
15 November 2012
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
21 January 2013
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
30 August 2012

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree in social sciences or humanities + the equivalent of English course B.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student shall:

• display knowledge of current issues within the field of international migration, politics and citizenship related to immigrants and ethnic groups in receiving societies;

• display knowledge and understanding of the relationship between, on the one hand the immigration receiving societies’ policies and politics on international migration and, on the other, various issues of immigrant integration;

• demonstrate knowledge of issues dealing with citizenship and international migration and integration related to the position of immigrants and ethnic minorities;

• display knowledge and ability to critically analyse of a number of issues dealing with immigrant political incorporation in receiving societies.

Assessments

The assessment of the students’ knowledge will be based on an individually performed written assignment and their active participation in the course seminars as well as group presentations. In the case of group presentations, the individual student’s contribution must be distinguishable. The final grade of the course is based on the written assignment, active participation in seminars and group presentations.

Course content

The course presents current themes in the field of international migration connected to citizenship issues and political incorporation of immigrants and ethnic minorities in receiving societies. Theories of international migration and theories of political integration as well as current issues around migration and citizenship policies and their consequences will be dealt with, drawing on various disciplines within the social sciences. The student will be given a chance to critically read and discuss current research.

Learning activities

The course is based on active participation of the students. A variety of methods, including interactive lectures and seminars, assigned readings, and group projects as well as writing of a larger paper will be utilized for the purpose of achieving the course objectives. Attendance at some seminars will be obligatory.

Grading system

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

Course literature and other teaching materials

Bevelander, P. & DeVoretz, D.J. (Eds.) (2008) The Economics of Citizenship, Holmbergs: Malmö Högskola. (150 pp)

Koopmans, R. et al. (2005) Contested Citizenship, Immigration and Cultural Diversity in Europe, University of Minnesota press: Minneapolis/London. (250 pp)

Messina, A.M. & Lahav, G. (Eds.) (2006) The Migration Reader, Exploring Politics and Policies,Lynne Rienner Publishers: Boulder/London. (400 pp)

Hochschild, J. L. & Mollenkopf, J.H. (Eds.) (2009) Bringing Outsiders in, Transatlantic Perspectives on Immigrant Political Incorporation, Cornell University Press: Ithaca and London.

Articles (100 pp):

Bevelander, P. & Pendakur, R. (2009) “Social Capital and Voting Participation of Immigrants and Minorities in Canada” in Ethnic and racial Studies, Vol. 32 (8)

Bevelander, p & Pendakur, R. (2010) “Voting and Social Inclusion” accepted for publication in International Migration and online in early view.

Additional material (400 pp) will be agreed upon during the course.

Course evaluation

All students are offered an opportunity to give oral or written feedback at the end of the course. A summary of the results will be made available. The students are also given a 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

Ingrid Alexandersson, Student Services Assistant
Phone: 040-6657331
Christian Fernandez, Course Responsible
Phone: 040-6657351

Application

26 March 2018 - 03 June 2018 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 21000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 21000 SEK

01 April 2019 - 02 June 2019 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program