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mir130 - Theorizing Historical and Contemporary Migration Processes & Intercultural Relations (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)
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Modulbezeichnung Theorizing Historical and Contemporary Migration Processes & Intercultural Relations
Modulkürzel mir130
Kreditpunkte 8.0 KP
Workload 240 h
Contact: 90hrs / Independent studies: 60hrs / Assignments: 90hrs
Einrichtungsverzeichnis Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
Butler, Martin (Modulverantwortung)
LO1• 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;
LO2• 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;
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
LO11 to LO15 • practical expertise to present and structure an argument in academic English based on enhanced
reading and writing skills in various genres;
• 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;
The module familiarises students with a range of theories and theoretical concepts through which processes and phenomena of migration in different historical and regional contexts can be approached. In order to do so, it takes both a historical and a systematic perspective: It sheds particular light

1. on the historical dimension of migration and migration studies in selected European and Non-European (esp. African) contexts as well as on possible futures of migration and migration studies,
2. on postcolonial perspectives on migration and in migration studies,
3. on the relationship between the social, the political, and the symbolic dimension of migration societies by exploring theories of representation, identity, and the subject, and
4. on the situatedness and limits of theories and theoretical concepts, specifically by also addressing non-western epistemologies.

In this module, seminars, lectures and tutorials are complemented by an interdisciplinary lecture series and a range of elective workshops by scholars from Oldenburg and by international guest scholars to equip students with the theoretical expertise necessary to navigate the interdisciplinary field of migration studies.
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Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul jährlich
Aufnahmekapazität Modul 30
Modullevel / module level ---
Modulart / typ of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenz
Übung 2 28
Tutorium 1 14
Seminar 2 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 70 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
1. Active participation and short text presentation in the seminar (10-15 minutes, 30%)
2. A response paper reflecting the text presentation and the discussion in class (1,000-1,500 words, 30%)
3. Book review (2,000-2,500 words, 40%)