Global Migration History


Course Objective

Students will develop a familiarity with human movement throughout
history and learn to see global history as a history of human mobility.
They will acquire knowledge of key literature in the field, learn to
apply the concepts and terminology used by the historians and social
scientists, and to use sources to reconstruct migration flows and
experiences. They will also practice the presentation of case studies.

Course Content

This course approaches migration as a universal phenomenon throughout
human history. This course will first offer an introduction in concepts
and terminology. Recent interdisciplinary trends in the field of global
migration history will be discussed.

Teaching Methods

The course will be a combination of lectures and discussion. Students
should come prepared to discuss readings assigned for each class and
answer questions on them. Questions will be posted on Blackboard. Some
of the discussions will be in the form of group assignments where
students will discuss questions in groups and then report back to the

Method of Assessment

Short response papers, a midterm essay and a final research paper.
Research papers can be based on literature, an ethnographic case study,
an oral history, or a visual investigation (photo essay).

Entry Requirements

At least one year of history or social sciences.


Book chapters and articles as indicated in the syllabus.

Target Audience

Students BA2 Geschiedenis (major Global History); other social science
and history students, including exchange students.

Additional Information

This course is obligatory for BA2 students in the Global History track.
The course is a prerequisite for third-year Global History courses.

General Information

Course Code L_GABAGES218
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator prof. dr. P.D. Nyiri
Examiner prof. dr. P.D. Nyiri
Teaching Staff prof. dr. P.D. Nyiri

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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