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070102 UE Foreign Languages in Historical Science 1 & 2 - History of Global Migrations (2020W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Die Veranstaltung findet bis auf Weiteres im Präsenzmodus statt - je nach Situation wird auf hybriden oder Online-Modus umgestellt. Für Studierende aus Covid19-Riskogruppen bzw. mit engem Kontakt zu solchen können individuelle Lösungen gesucht werden.

Monday 12.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 19.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 09.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 16.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 23.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 30.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 07.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 14.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 11.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 18.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 25.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course focuses on various European migration patterns in a transatlantic context from the 19th to the 21th century. Regional mobility was always an integral and regular part of a relatively stable social and economic order. The majority of people moved across short distances, only a few crossed provincial or international borders, and transatlantic migration remained something of an exception. From the mid 19th century onwards, during the process of industrialization and urbanization, traditional forms of short distance and seasonal mobility increased, while new patterns of transnational migration emerged. The 20th century marks a profound reversal of human movement in Europe and between Europe and the rest of the world. Reading in this course will explore central themes in understanding various European migration patterns and link them to a more global approach, especially via transatlantic migration to the Americas. Issues to be addressed will include economic, social, occupational, family, demographic, and institutional as well as political structures.
The broad aims of the course are to provide the students with an in-depth knowledge of European migration structures within the complex and long-term process that transformed both rural and urban societies during modernity. The readings will be examined to identify the main historical themes, methodology, and approaches taken in the reconstruction of various regional mobility patterns. As an outcome of the course, it is expected that students will have a broad overview of the literature on global migrations and comment and criticize it within historical research.

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance 10%, participation in discussion 10%, oral presentation 20%, written work 60%.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In general, students will read, study, and discuss a wide variety of English texts on migration and diversity in a transatlantic world.
Performance control: Students have to choose their own topic, have to give an oral presentation and write short texts.

Examination topics

Following 2-3 explanatory talks by the lecturers, the students, having chosen a theme, will offer their findings in an oral presentation. Following discussions on, and criticisms of their contributions, students will apply a text from the reading list on source material as written essays. There will also be occasional written exercises.

Reading list


Association in the course directory

BA Geschichte (2019): ZWM Fremdsprachen in der Geschichtswissenschaft (5 ECTS)
MA Globalgeschichte & Global Studies (2008): Fremdsprachen in der Geschichtswissenschaft (5 ECTS)
MA Globalgeschichte & Global Studies (2019): PM1 Einführung in den Schwerpunkt (5 ECTS)

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