IR463 Migration, Refugees and Diasporas

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
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IR463 Migration, Refugees and Diasporas 3 0 6 Thursday 13.50-16.50 Room BF2.5
Prerequisite Senior Standing It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer TBA Office Hours / Room / Phone

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E-mail tba@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives 1. to provide foundational knowledge in key concepts of migration, refugee and diaspora studies 2. to offer an overview of the most important itheories, issues, cases and implications as well as recent developments in this area 3. to improve skills of students in area of discussion and critical thinking
Textbook 1. Stephen Castles et al., The Age of Migration. International Population Movements in the Modern World, , 5th edition, New York, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 (R1); 2. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Elena et al., The Oxford Handbook of Refugee & Forced Migration Studies, Oxford: OUP, 2014 (R2); 3. Matthew Frank, Making Minorities History. Population Transfer in Twentieth Century Europe, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017 (R3); 4. Klaus J. Bade et al., The Encyclopedia of Migration and Minorities in Europe, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011 (R4); Pačariz, Sabina, The MIgrations of Bosniaks to Turkey from 1945 to 1974. The case fo Sandžak, Sarajevo: CNS, 2016 (R5)
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate and interpret the most important issues in migration studies
  2. Identify examples of migrations on the global level
  3. Competently analyse historical, political, cultural, social and economic dimensions of migration and diaspora
  4. Apply theories and ideas discussed in the readings and lectures to specific issues
Teaching Methods The teaching methods will include lecturing, group work, student presentations, movie discussions, class discussions
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction-- Registration Period none
Week 2 Introduction-- Syllabus distribution and other formal business none
Week 3 Terminologies and Concepts of Migration Research: Refugees, Diasporas, Transnationalism R4 CH:1; R2 CH: 14
Week 4 Theories of Migration R1 Ch:2;
Week 5 Group work on case studies R4 Ch: will be distributed in class
Week 6 MIDTERM
Week 7 Migration in Europe since 1945 & Population Transfer in an Era of Human Rights R2 Ch: 5; R3 Ch: 9
Week 8 Documentary: The Land between, 2014 Movie report 1
Week 9 How Migration Transforms Societies R2 Ch:3
Week 10 No classes due to International Worker's Day Movie report 2
Week 11 Presentation of projects Deadline for papers
Week 12 Immigrants, Politics & Statelesness R2 CH: 13; R2 Ch: 23
Week 13 Migration in the 21st Century R2: 37
Week 14 Conclusion: Durable solutions R2 Ch: 14
Week 15 FINAL EXAM
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 30 1,2,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Assignments 2 20 3,4
Project Paper/Presentation 1 20 2,4
Midterm 1 20 2,3
Participation 1 10 4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Midterm 15 1 15
Home Study 4 15 60 Final Exam 20 1 20
Presentation 5 2 10
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 19/03/2020
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