AMIS: Writing Migration

Course content

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

Education

Advanced Migration Studies

Learning outcome

At the examination, the student can demonstrate:
 
Knowledge and understanding of: 
A relevant topic in advanced migration studies.  
Relevant theories and methods.
 
Skills in: 
Identifying and critically analysing relevant topics.  
Collecting, selecting, limiting and operationalizing data and materials.
Reflecting critically on methods and approaches.
 
Competencies in: 
Relating the topic to relevant theoretical and conceptual debates. 
Working independently with a subject of own choice.

Seminar format requiring active participation in discussions, student presentations and group work.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
16-20 standard pages. 14 days is given to the completion of the assignment.
The exam can only be taken individually.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 30
  • English
  • 30