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290059 VU The multidimensional implications of resettlements and relocations (2019W)

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

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Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

No show in the first session will result in deregistration from the course.

Tuesday 05.11. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 12.11. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 19.11. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 26.11. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 03.12. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 10.12. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 17.12. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 07.01. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 14.01. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Tuesday 28.01. 08:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will deal with the multifarious implications resettlements and relocations bear for affected populations. The theme of the course is situated in the field of geographies of migration, mainly forced migration.

The first part of the course will be dedicated to discussing the conceptual, theoretical, as well as methodological dimensions related to resettlements and relocations. This will involve different typological approaches to both phenomena as well as the discussion of concepts such as political ecology, sustainable livelihoods and practice theory.

The second part of the course will then look at different case studies concerned with resettlement and relocation processes in different countries of Southeast Asia.
Each session will start with a 30 to 45 minutes introduction lecture followed by different forms of collaborative group work based on the lecture input and the weekly reading assignment.

Assessment and permitted materials

- regular attendance and active participation (presence in at least 80% of the sessions
- writing of a weekly study portfolio based on the compulsory readings (1 page), to be submitted on Moodle on Sunday evening before the next session
- writing of a term paper (10 pages, to be submitted by 31 March 2020)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance in at least 80% of the session. Sick absence with a medical sickness certificate of more than 25% of the sessions can be compensated with additional assignments.

The final mark will consist of the study portfolio (40%) and the term paper (60%). 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 portfolio entries 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 examinations will be based on the lectures given and the academic papers discussed in class.

Reading list

All texts for compulsory readings can be downloaded in the Moodle course. Additional literature research will be mandatory.

Association in the course directory

(MG-S4-PI.f) (MG-S6-PI.f) (MG-W5-PI) (BA UF GW 19) (MA UF GW 02-2)

Last modified: Tu 12.11.2019 11:08