AMIS: Researching Migration - Methodological Approaches
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
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).
Full Degree Students at Advanced Migration Studies: 1st year students will be registered by the administration. Others regsiter via the SelfService.
Erasmus Students visiting through an agreement with Advanced Migration Studies (EuMIGS Partners): see Exchange students – University of Copenhagen (ku.dk)
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Written assignmentCourse participation under invigilation
- Type of assessment details
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.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment
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- Class Instruction
- Exam Preparation
- Course number
- 15 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
Part Time Master
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Migration Studies - Methods and Disciplines lectures will take place from around mid-October until the end of the semester
- Study Board of Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
- SAXO-Institute - Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
- Faculty of Humanities
- Zachary Whyte (5-7b6c7d7869446c7971326f7932686f)
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