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mir210 - Emigration and Immigration: A Northern European Perspective (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)
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Modulbezeichnung Emigration and Immigration: A Northern European Perspective
Modulkürzel mir210
Kreditpunkte 12.0 KP
Workload 360 h
The module will be an equivalent of 12 ECTS equivalent to approx. 360 hours.
Einrichtungsverzeichnis Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
Dozent, Gast (Modulberatung)
Butler, Martin (Modulverantwortung)
mir110, mir120, mir130
Learning Outcomes (LO)
(LO 1) 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;
(LO 7) 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
(LO 10) enhanced proficiency in several languages, applied in research, interaction in the field
and academic writing, thus further accentuating his/her bi-/multilingual profile;
(LO 11) practical expertise to present and structure an argument in academic English based on
enhanced reading and writing skills in various genres;
(LO 12) acquired competence in handling new media and communication technology in a critical
and reflexive way scrutinising its indications and connotations;
(LO 13) the ability to condense and visualise work results in order to present it to various audiences;
(LO 14) developed competence in self-management including the ability to prioritize, set
goals and make decisions in individual and group work processes;
(LO 15) 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;
(LO 16) developed competence to initiate, lead and/or participate in team work in inter/
transcultural contexts orienting themselves in unfamiliar areas, countries and contexts.
This module addresses contemporary issues and future scenarios with regard to migration from a regional perspective by focussing on Scandinavia and the Nordic/North European countries. It is based on historical explorations including the analysis of the shift from an emigration to an immigration region and addresses the tension between national and supranational migration policies. This module thus connects the dimensions of territoriality and space, which are of key concern in migration studies, to the dimension of time/temporality, arguing that the concept of time is central to both our understanding of the present and current issues as well as of the past and history. Micro-history will be used as one methodological approach, another perspective is the transnational one which studies processes and relations across individuals and groups located in different countries. On the basis of historical sources and empirical research, migration and migration theory are historicized in order to develop an understanding according to the respective time/temporality. Topics include Scandinavians as settlers and colonizers, their encounters with American natives, their experience as farmers and immigrant families. Subsequently, 19th century labour migration and the world economy are discussed, while immigration restrictions and an emerging transnationalism are linked to concepts of whiteness, ethnicity and globalisation. In addition, contemporary migration, i.e. the refugee, asylum and immigration policies in
Scandinavia between internationalism and state prerogative will be addressed. Against this backdrop, students develop an understanding of the current migratory landscape in Scandinavian welfare states with Norway as a case study. They learn about processes of labour migration as well as irregular migrants and explorations of migrants’ daily life, and are encouraged to reflect on the implications of migrational processes both historically and contemporarily.
see syllabus
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul jährlich
Aufnahmekapazität Modul unbegrenzt
Diese Modul ist eines von zwei Pflichtmodulen im 2. Semester EMMIR und wird komplett an der University of Stavanger gelehrt
Modullevel / module level
Modulart / typ of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenz
Vorlesung 1 14
Seminar 1 14
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 28 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
Active participation and reflection pages
Final paper (5,000 words)