mir320 - Theory and Methods in Migration Studies (Complete module description)

mir320 - Theory and Methods in Migration Studies (Complete module description)

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Module label Theory and Methods in Migration Studies
Modulkürzel mir320
Credit points 15.0 KP
Workload 450 h
(
Contact: 60hrs / Independent studies: 210hrs / Assignments: 150hrs
)
Institute directory Institute of English and American Studies
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (Master) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Butler, Martin (module responsibility)
  • Potts, Lydia (Module counselling)
Prerequisites
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Skills to be acquired in this module
LO5 to LO8• gained experiences in designing and addressing complex and original research questions and be
able to independently evaluate research processes and results;
• acquired competence to evaluate the relevance of disciplinary as well as multi-/inter-
/transdisciplinary approaches to specific research questions including the ability to position his/her
own work in the field of studies and its emerging issues;
• 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;
• gained up-to-date expert knowledge in a specific area linking his/her disciplinary with
transdisciplinary perspectives and specifying his/her individual profile;
LO10• enhanced proficiency in several languages, applied in research, interaction in the field and academic
writing, thus further accentuating his/her bi-/multilingual profile;
LO11• practical expertise to present and structure an argument in academic English based on enhanced
reading and writing skills in various genres;
LO14 to LO16• 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 module is designed for EMMIR students intending to pursue an academic or research career after their graduation. It focuses on issues related to universities or other research institutions as work environment. Students are actively involved in activities connected to research and other academic projects pursued e.g. by the Working Group “Migration – Gender – Politics” or the research cluster “Transculturality and Cultural Mobility” at the School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies. There is also the option to participate in other relevant classes at the University of Oldenburg in the School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies and the Center for Migration, Education and Cultural Studies.
The activities are tailored to the interests and expectations of the EMMIR students coming to Oldenburg; one main goal of the module is to develop a comprehensive MA dissertation proposal, if possible based on the research undertaken during the internship.
Literaturempfehlungen
see syllabus
Links
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Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
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Type of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Exercises 1 14
Seminar 1 14
Colloquium 1 14
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 42 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
submission of final paper end of semester
1. Active participation and reflection pages as per syllabus
2. Final paper (4-6,000 words)