Bachelor degree in social sciences or humanities + the equivalent of English course B.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Joppke, C. (2010) Citizenship and Immigration. Cambridge: Polity Press (200 pp) – Required reading
- Koopmans, R., Statham, P., Giugni, M. and Passy, F. (2005) Contested Citizenship, Immigration and Cultural Diversity in Europe. Minneapolis/London: University of Minnesota Press (250 pp) – Required reading
- Shachar, A., Bauböck, R., Bloemraad, I. and Vink, M. (eds.) (2017) The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship. Oxford: Oxford University Press – Selected chapters.
- Journal articles (ca 500 pp).
Additional books, articles and electronic sources will be selected by the individual student for the paper assignment.
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.