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290015 SE Bachelorseminar Human Geography: Selected Topics in Geographical Research on Migration &Displacement (2017W)

(auch für Lehramtsstudierende im Bachelor- und Diplomstudium)

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

Registration/Deregistration

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: 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 10.10. 08:15 - 09:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 24.10. 08:15 - 09:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 31.10. 08:15 - 09:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 07.11. 08:15 - 09:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 14.11. 08:15 - 09:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 21.11. 08:15 - 09:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 28.11. 08:15 - 09:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 05.12. 08:15 - 09:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 12.12. 08:15 - 09:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 09.01. 08:15 - 09:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 16.01. 08:15 - 09:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 23.01. 08:15 - 09:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Tuesday 30.01. 08:15 - 09:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409

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 80% 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 2018)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance in at least 80% of the session. Sick absence with a medical sickness certificate of more than 20% of the sessions can be compensated with additional assignments.

The final mark will consist of the presentation/panel discussion (30%), the study portfolio (30%) and the term paper (40%). All 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 compulsory readings can be downloaded from the Moodle course or copied from the reserve in the department library.

Association in the course directory

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

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