Course ObjectiveAfter completing this course, students are able to:
(1) identify, understand and explain key-developments in ethnographic,
and legal studies of migration
(2) apply concepts and methodological tools to analyze migration in a
variety of academic
disciplines and scholarly genres, i.e. ethnography, historiography and
(3) evaluate contemporary interdisciplinary approaches and position
Course ContentIn this advanced course, students read and discuss recent
key-contributions in the study
of migration. During this intensive course, students learn to approach
migration as an
object of study from various disciplinary approaches and angles. To what
migration historians rely on conceptual insights from the social
sciences? How does an
ethnographer analyze cross-border interactions? And in what ways could a
benefit from a an anthropological approach? Special attention is given
developments in the field, i.e. diaspora studies, refugee studies and
Students participate in weekly expert seminars on the study of
migration, with a migration
historian, an ethnographer and a legal scholar. These are aimed at
reading, analytical and general research skills. Students learn how to
assess key-studies in
migration studies by writing three academic reviews and by discussing
their findings with
fellow students and an expert in the field. Finally, students write a
paper in which they reflect
on what they have learnt about the interdisciplinary approaches
the seminars, and position themselves within key-debates.
Method of AssessmentWritten assignments (25%), position paper (75%).
Entry RequirementsStudents must have completed their first year of BA-study.
LiteratureDefinitive reading list will be announced on Canvas.
Target AudienceBA-students in humanities, social sciences and law, including exchange
Additional InformationThis course is part of the minor 'Migration Studies'.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||dr. N.F.F. Karrouche|
|Examiner||dr. N.F.F. Karrouche|
dr. N.F.F. Karrouche
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