AMIS: Researching Migration - Methodological Approaches

Course content

Migration is a subject that calls for interdisciplinary approaches and variety in methods. This course gives an introduction to key disciplines and central methodological discussions of migration studies through lectures, ‘hands-on’ experience with a variety of specific methods, and examples from current research projects on migration. We will consider the fundamentals of the research process, and how to evaluate, choose and combine the appropriate methods depending on the topic. We will also discuss what it means to work inter-disciplinarily and reflect on the specific challenges and predicaments that pertain to studying migration. What challenges, for example, arise when one wants to study movement, borders, unregistered residents or illegal migrants? What are the proper methodological and method considerations as well as the ethical implications at stake? Through a combination of text readings, teaching and practical workshops, the course aims to provide students with the foundation for using and evaluating migration research as well as preparing students for doing research themselves. 

 

Exam code: HMGK03291E

Education

Advanced Migration Studies

The course is structured as a combination of class teachings, ‘laboratory workshops’, and excursions, where students will get acquainted with the practicalities of doing migration research.

This course is only available to Full Degree Students at Advanced Migration Studies and Erasmus Students visiting through an agreement with Advanced Migration Studies (EuMIGS Partners).

Written
Oral
Individual
Collective
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Course participation under invigilation
Type of assessment details
2022-curriculum:
Take home-assigment, set subject, following active class participation. 4-5 standard pages.

The active class participation consists of 2-4 group-based semester assignments of 2-3 standard pages each.
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 203
  • Exam Preparation
  • 130
  • English
  • 389

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
HMGK03291U
ECTS
15 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Part Time Master
Duration

1 block

Placement
Autumn
Schedulegroup
See Schedule link
Migration Studies - Methods and Disciplines lectures will take place from around mid-October until the end of the semester
Studyboard
Study Board of Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Contracting department
  • SAXO-Institute - Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Zachary Whyte   (5-7b6c7d7869446c7971326f7932686f)
Saved on the 31-03-2022

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