HMGK03001U AMIS: Migration studies - methods and disciplines
Advanced Migration Studies
Migration is indeed a subject that calls for interdisciplinary approaches and variety in methods. This course gives an introduction to key disciplines and central methodological discussion of migration studies, as well as ‘hands-on’ experience with a variety of specific methods. We will consider the fundamentals of the research process, and how to evaluate, choose and combine the appropriate methods depending on the topic. We will also discuss what it means to work inter-disciplinary and reflect on the specific challenges and predicaments that pertain to studying migration. What challenges, for example, arise when one wants to study movement, borders, unregistered residents or illegal migrants? What are the proper methodological and methodic considerations as well as the ethical implications at stake? Through a combination of text readings, teaching and practical workshops, the course aims to provide students with the foundation for using and evaluating migration research as well as preparing students for doing research themselves.
The course will provide students with:
Knowledge and understanding of the complexity and diverse nature of migration and migration studies
Skills in negotiating between different disciplinary and methodological frameworks and in identifying their similarities and complementary functions
Competencies in employing a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods in advanced migration studies, as well as humanistic methods such as hermeneutics, textual analysis, normative reasoning, and critical reflections on sources.
There will be produced a reader for the course to be purchased before semester start.
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentCourse participation under invigilation
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment