HMGK03251U AMIS: Writing Migration
Advanced Migration Studies
What can we learn about migration from literary art?
What happens when we write about migration, combining scientific rigor with creativity and feeling?
This course cultivates the advanced study of migration, offering an opportunity for the student to develop as a reader and writer. Working across the humanities, social sciences and hands-on writing labs, it probes the analytical claims that a literary text can make about the figure of the migrant and the path of migration. At the same time, the course explores the phenomenon of migration in the process of writing, raising the student’s awareness of subjectivity, style, plot, metaphors and creative crisis in the production of a scholarly text.
The learning goal is twofold. The first aim is to enable the student to analyze migratory phenomena by combining scholarly and literary texts. The second aim is to cultivate a more stylistically robust and rhetorically persuasive sense of the student’s own academic writing style
At the examination, the student can demonstrate:
Knowledge and understanding of:
A relevant topic in advanced migration studies.
Relevant theories and methods.
Identifying and critically analysing relevant topics.
Collecting, selecting, limiting and operationalizing data and materials.
Reflecting critically on methods and approaches.
Relating the topic to relevant theoretical and conceptual debates.
Working independently with a subject of own choice.
- Class Instruction
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignment16-20 standard pages. 14 days is given to the completion of the assignment.
The exam can only be taken individually.
- Exam registration requirements
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- Exam period
Same as the ordinary exam