Students are requested to present a paper (including a handout of 1 -2 page) and to actively participate in the course (e.g. reading assignments and discuss them in class).
At the end of the course a written paper of 5000 words (without bibliography) in English or German has to be submitted. (final deadline for paper submission will be July 11 th 2014
This course will focus on national and international migration processes. Next to highlighting the various forms of migration (e.g. seasonal, permant migration, chain-migration etc) the impact of migration upon the home region/ country, the forms of social organisation (e.g. squatter settlements, migrant associations, national and transnational networks etc.) and the various means of communication between migrants and non-migrants (including the impact of obile phones, twitter, facebook) will be dealt with.
This course will use different approaches: Next to inputs by lecturers, collective reading and discussion of key texts and other materials (e.g. videos), students will be required to prepare short presentations on specific topics.
English will be used as means of communication