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240033 VS Glocal Migration (3.2.2) (2015W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Participation at first session is obligatory!


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


max. 40 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 06.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 10.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 09.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 10.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 16.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 17.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Friday 18.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will combine empirical research by students (e.g. participant observation and interviews) at 'hot spots' of the current refugee crisis (e.g. railway stations, refugee camps, NGO´s) as well as media analysis (internet, TV, print media). If possible all involved parties (refugees, politicians, NGO´s) should be studied. In addition, key publications (including social anthropological literature) will be discussed.

Assessment and permitted materials

* attendance in 80% of all courses (up to 3 units à 2 hours may be missed)
* active participation in course discussions
* preparation of handout for own presentation (1 to 2 pages)
* circulation of handout of own presentation to all course participants including instructor; handout has to be sent 48 hours before the respective presentation
* submission of written paper via the KSA Info-Center only
Paper either in English or German - should cover approx. 4000 words without bibliography (that is approx.12 pages in 12 fonds, one spaced)
Word count has to be written on front page of paper.
Papers that are substantially longer than the 4000 word will not be accepted
Final deadline for paper submission will be February 28th, 2016. No extension will be granted!!!!

Information on Grading:
Participation in class room discussions 5 %
On time submission of handout 5 %
Quality of presentation 30 %
Final paper 60 %

Sehr gut 100 % to 91 % of possible points
Gut 90 % to 76 % of possible points
Befriedigend 75 % to 61 % of possible points
Genügend 60 % to 51 % of possible points
Nicht genügend 50 % of possible points

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Due to the current refugee crisis the topic of this course has been changed!
This seminar will now focus in the recent mass scale movement of refugees across Europe. Next to highlighting the causes for the current plight of refugees (reasons of flight, border managements, regulations for asylum status etc.), the various discourses in the public and political domain was well as in national and international media (TV, print media, blogs etc.) will be studied. In addition, the overwhelming response of civil society to support refugees and asylum seekers and the use of social media by NGO and individuals (to organize humanitarian aid) and by refugees to communicate and to orient themselves will be analyzed.

Examination topics

This course will use different approaches: inputs by the lecturer, presentation and discussion of students research result and/ or literature studies.

English will be used as means of communication

Reading list

Key publications will be made available in the 'Handbibliothek', Further literature will be provided in the first session.

Association in the course directory

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