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mir110 - Introduction to Migration Studies (Complete module description)
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Module label Introduction to Migration Studies
Module code mir110
Credit points 8.0 KP
Workload 240 h
Institute directory Institute of English and American Studies
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (Master) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
Butler, Martin (Module responsibility)
Potts, Lydia (Module counselling)
Prerequisites
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Skills to be acquired in this module
LO1 to LO4• achieved an overview of migration processes and policies in the past and present and be able to
critically evaluate their structures, implications, and scenarios for the future, including categories
and approaches of migration research;
• acquired in-depth knowledge about theories on migration and inter/transcultural relations and
multiculturalism and the ability to autonomously contextualise terms and concepts in related fields;
• acquired knowledge about and experience with research methods, methodology and knowledge
production and be able to reflect their significance, unpredictability and interdependencies in
transcultural contexts;
• gathered competence to design a research agenda, to develop research projects and to conduct
them in a self-reflexive manner in a diverse team;
LO7• developed an understanding of theories, concepts and policies related to at least one of the
programme’s foci (i.e. gender, diversity and intersectionality; development, conflict and justice;
representation, power relations and knowledge production; education and citizenship) and
acknowledges their cross-cutting and strategic relevance in the field of migration and intercultural
relations;
LO12 to LO16• acquired competence in handling new media and communication technology in a critical and
reflexive way scrutinising its indications and connotations;
• the ability to condense and visualise work results in order to present it to various audiences;
• developed competence in self-management including the ability to prioritize, set goals and make
decisions in individual and group work processes;
• the ability to identify and critique discriminating forms of verbal and non-verbal communication,
reflecting power relations and his/her own biases aiming at self-reflective interaction;
• developed competence to initiate, lead and/or participate in team work in inter/transcultural
contexts orienting themselves in unfamiliar areas, countries and contexts.
Module contents
The Intensive Phase “Studying Global Migration in the 21st Century” takes place annually in September. Students are provided introductions to their new study and living environment, to all aspects of the programme. Being jointly taught by EMMIR partners, students also become acquainted with partner universities and their Course Directors as well as with the field of study. Teaching focuses on state of the art overviews as well as exemplary approaches to key areas in migration studies and intercultural relations by means of work-shops, lectures, study trips and other formats. In order to share standards for the evaluation of students’ work and, as a measure of quality assurance, presentations and written work during the IP is graded jointly by staff of the partner universities.
The IP is taught jointly by professors, experts and researchers who will provide you with state of the art overviews as well as exemplary approaches to key areas in migration studies and intercultural relations by means of workshops, lectures, study trips and other forms of teaching.
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Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity 30
Reference text
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Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture
1 14
Tutorial
2 28
Seminar
1 14
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
September
1. Active participation – including readings as specified in the syllabus
2. Group presentation of your working group (max. 30 minutes, 50%)
3. Individual paper connected to the topic of your working group (1,000 words, plus title, bibliography and annexes, 50%)