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290162 KO Migration Studies in a digital age (2018W)

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

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Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 10.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Wednesday 17.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Wednesday 24.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Wednesday 07.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Wednesday 14.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Wednesday 21.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Wednesday 28.11. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Wednesday 05.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Wednesday 12.12. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Wednesday 09.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Wednesday 16.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Wednesday 23.01. 10:15 - 11:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In 2015, images of Syrian refugees holding smartphones and capturing selfies upon reaching safe shores have become strong symbols of migration in the so called “European refugee crisis”, which took place in a fully digital age. Migrants’ journeys have become paradoxical trajectories, which are shaped top-down by digital infrastructures of movement and control (Latonero and Kift, 2018), and bottom-up through the migrants’ use of technology to manage rights, aspirations, connectivity and liminality (Leurs 2017). The smartphone has become a lifeline, through which all kinds of life baggage are contained and transported.

This Konversatorium aims at jointly developing a theoretically grounded access to the emerging field of “digital migration studies” based on a general introduction into migration studies in a digital age and its embeddedness in trans and interdisciplinary migration research.

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.

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
• writing of a study portfolio based on the compulsory readings (1 page/week, to be submitted on Moodle on the eve of each session)
• in class presentation/participation in a panel discussion with handout (to be submitted five days prior to the presentation)
• writing of a term paper

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.

• Panel discussion of literature (20%)
• In class presentation (40%)
• Term paper (40%)

In class presentation and term paper will be marked individually, each representing 40% 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

Reading list

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

Association in the course directory

(MG-S4-PI.f) (MG-S6-PI.f) (MG-W5-PI) (L2-b-zLV) (MA UF GW 02)

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:42