Universität Wien FIND

290015 SE Bachelorseminar Human Geography: Selected Topics in Geographical Research on Migration &Displacement (2016W)

(auch für Lehramtsstudierende im Bachelor- und Diplomstudium)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

No show in the first meeting will result in the disqualification from the seminar as all in class working assignments will be assigned in the first meeting.

Tuesday 04.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 11.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 18.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 25.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 08.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 15.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 22.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 29.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 06.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 13.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 10.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 17.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 24.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 31.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Since the number of refugees is recorded globally, there have never been as many people fleeing wars, armed conflicts, the effects of natural disasters and climate change, and economic deprivation as today. According to the United Nations, the year 2015 saw 63,5 million refugees worldwide. Ten years before, in 2005, this number was at 37,5 million. (UNHCR 2015) It is, thus, not surprising that humanitarian assistance for refugees, receiving and integrating refugees in their host countries as well as combating the causes of forced migration have become core political fields of action of a global dimension with complex interconnections that are currently being debated controversially in civil society as well as in politics.

The seminar aims at jointly developing a theoretically grounded access to the topic of flight and expulsion/forced migration based on a general introduction into geographical migration studies and its embeddedness in trans- and interdisciplinary migration research. In the first section of the seminar, theoretical concepts and historical dimensions of migration research will be discussed. Based on this, in the second and third sections, the students will do own research on selected aspects of flight and expulsion/forced migration and present their results in class. The second section will mainly focus on questions regarding actors, institutions, legal frameworks as well as the refugee debate of the past two years. In the third section of the seminar, different cases of flight and expulsion/forced migration phenomena in Southeast Asia will be discussed.

The working methods utilized in the seminar will include joint analyses and discussions of relevant texts and documents, own research of sources and materials, in class presentation of research results, and the writing of a term paper. Cooperative methods of working will be used whenever adequate and possible.

Assessment and permitted materials

The following requirements must be fulfilled to pass the course:

- regular attendance and active participation (presence in at least 75% of the sessions
- own research work
- in class presentation/participation in a panel discussion with handout (to be submitted five days prior to the presentation)
- writing of a study portfolio based on the compulsory readings (1 page/week, to be submitted on Moodle on the eve of each session)
- writing of a term paper (15 pages, to be submitted by 31 March 2017)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance in at least 75% of the session. Sick absence with a medical sickness certificate of more than 25% of the sessions can be compensated with additional assignments.

In class presentation and term paper will be marked individually, each representing 50% of the final mark. Both assignments have to be passed individually. An assignment is passed with a minimum grade of 4.

For a successful completion of the course, all study portfolios have to be submitted latest on the eve before the final session.

Grading scheme:

100 - 86 % - grade 1
85 - 71 % - grade 2
70 - 56 % - grade 3
55 - 41 % - grade 4
40 - 0 % - grade 5

An additional grading scheme for term papers can be downloaded in the Moodle course and will be explained in the first session.

Examination topics

The examination will encompass our joint analyses and discussion of relevant texts and documents, own research of sources and materials, in class presentation of research results and a term paper.

Reading list

All texts for compulsory readings can be downloaded in the Moodle course or copied from the seminar reference shelf in the library of the institute.

Association in the course directory

(BA GG 7.1) (B11-7.1) (L2-b4) (L2-b4-zSE) (UF BA GW 16)

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