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240508 SE Scattered Lives (P3) (2016S)

The Impact of Decades of Flight, Displacement and Resettlement on the People of Afghanistan

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. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 07.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 07.06. 13:15 - 18:15 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 14.06. 13:15 - 18:15 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 21.06. 13:15 - 18:15 Seminarraum D, NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 28.06. 13:15 - 18:15 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar aims to highlight the impact decades of war, civil war, flight, displacement and resettlement had on the people of Afghanistan. In particular, the evolvement of transnational networks, new social roles and individual and collective identities as well as the challenges for refugees, IDP´s and resettled Afghans will be focused at.
Ideally students should work in groups and develop material that may be used for wider dissemination (e.g. background brochure and/ or exhibition that can be used to inform a wider public about the people of Afghanistan constituting one of the major asylum seeking groups in Austria).
Based on a wide range of materials (anthropological and forced migration literature as well as media reports and other sources) the complex living conditions of Afghans within the country and dispersed throughout the world will be studied and presented in the classroom. Following discussions of the materials students are requested to submit a written text that may be used for a brochure and if possible an exhibition. This will require that also pictures, graphics should be included in the text.

English will be used as means of communication

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, presentations etc.
* submission of a detailed proposal outlining the topic presented in classroom in June 2016 is required (date of submission will be given when we first meet)
* obligatory meeting with instructor to discuss the proposal (date will be given when we first meet)
* circulation of handout (1 2 pages) of own presentation to all course participants including instructor; handout has to be sent 48 hours before the respective presentation
* submission of written text for a brochure (including pictures, suggestions for usage of videos etc.) via the KSA Info-Center only
Individual texts - either in English or German - should cover approx. 2500 words without bibliography (that is approx.12 pages in 12 fonds, one spaced), for groups (e.g. 3 persons) the amount would be roughly 7.500 words.
Word count has to be written on front page of paper.
Final deadline for paper submission will be July 20th, 2016.
No extension will be granted!!!!

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Information on Grading:
Participation in class room discussions 5 %
On time submission of proposal and meeting with instructor 15 %
Paper Presentation 30 %
Final paper 50 %

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

Examination topics

Reading list

Will be announced in the first session

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:40