Course ObjectiveStudents 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 ContentThis 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 MethodsThe 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 AssessmentShort 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 RequirementsAt least one year of history or social sciences.
LiteratureBook chapters and articles as indicated in the syllabus.
Target AudienceStudents BA2 Geschiedenis (major Global History); other social science
and history students, including exchange students.
Additional InformationThis course is obligatory for BA2 students in the Global History track.
The course is a prerequisite for third-year Global History courses.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. P.D. Nyiri|
|Examiner||prof. dr. P.D. Nyiri|
prof. dr. P.D. Nyiri
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|Teaching Methods||Seminar, Lecture|
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