International Migration and Ethnic Relations

Programme - first cycle - 180 credits

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2008

Programme Code:
SGIME revision 4.2
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
02 March 2007
Date of ratification:
26 February 2009
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
01 September 2009
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
14 November 2008

Entry requirements

The special prerequisites for this programme, besides basic eligibility for university studies, are the following upper secondary school courses: English B.

Organisation

Term 1 is an introductory term. During the first half of term, International Migration and Ethnic Relations as a field of study is introduced alongside a course in oral and written proficiency. The second half of term consists of the course Introduction to Social and Cultural Theory and Analysis, dealing with important concepts and issues within the humanities and social sciences.

Term 2 and 3 consist of the courses IMER I and IMER II.

Term 4 and 5 are elective terms (30+30 credits). There are several optional courses on offer within the department, on which students are guaranteed a place. It is also possible to take courses at other departments within Malmö University, or at other universities in Sweden and abroad.

Term 6 consists of IMER III, including a BA dissertation of 15 credits.

Content

Courses

For programme with start Autumn 2008:
Autumn 2008 - Semester 1
Spring 2009 - Semester 2
Autumn 2009 - Semester 3
Spring 2010 - Semester 4
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Autumn 2010 - Semester 5
Spring 2011 - Semester 6

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

A graduate of the Bachelor’s Programme in International Migration and Ethnic Relations:

- has basic knowledge pertaining to the fields of the humanities and social science with specific competence concerning the IMER field of knowledge, as well as knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis of this field:

- has knowledge and understanding of the causes and effects of international migration in the form of refugeeism, intergration and segration related issues, and has an understanding of divrse forms of group identification, often connected to religion, culture and ethnicity, which is significant to inclusion and exclusion mechanisms in society;

- possesses a fundamental understanding of the ethnic and social identity processess which occur comprehensively at societal and micro levels;

- has in-dept knowledge of one particular sphere within the IMER field of knowledge and of information concerning current research issues within the IMER field of knowledge, and

- has an understanding of Malmö University’s perspective: the environment, gender, migration, and ethnicity.

Applying knowledge and understanding

A graduate of the Bachelor’s Programme in International Migration and Ethnic Relations:

- has the compentency to familiarise themselves with diverse scientific perspectives and can identify the complexities of issues and construct an argument using theories, methods and research results;

- can proficiently formulate problems, and analyse and evaluate information based on scholarly foundations, as well as account for information, problems and solutions with other groups both orally and in writing;

- has the competency needed to work independently within the IMER field of knowledge and/or within the field of research, and

- has the ability to apply their knowledge of Malmö University’s perspective—the environment, gender, migration, and ethnicity—to issues related to the field of international migration and ethnic relations.

Making judgements and developing communication skills

A graduate of the Bachelor’s Programme in International Migration and Ethnic Relations:

- has the ability to identify and confine themselves to questions and problems connected to ethnic and migration related phenomena in society, and relations between majority and minority communities or between diverse groups amongst minorites;

- has the ability to study IMER-related issues in a broader social scientific context and can make judgements taking into consideration relevant scientific, societal and ethical aspects;

- has the ability to be critically engaged, understands the role of knowledge in society, and understands the responibilities behind its use, and

- has the ability to identify their need for further knowledge and competency.

Degree

Bachelor's Degree.

Other Information

In order to continue studies within the programme, a minimum of 45 higher education credits from the previous year of studies is required. Special requirements can be applied to the respective elective course.