Global Migration

Course NameGlobal Migration
Course CodeIRS358
Description‘In this course, we will focus on three aspects: geography and history of migration; migration and integration policies; theories on migration. We will describe main migration processes since late 18 th century up until today with emphasis on postwar period. In terms of geography, our course will aim at world macro regions (Africa, Middle East, South-Eastern Asia etc.). Particular attention will be paid to Northern America, Europe, and also the Czech Republic. The course will present some specific cases such as Jewish and Roma migration too. Presentation of migration and integration policies will be focused on Europe (EU) and the USA. Theoretical part will deal with concepts explaining migration as well as some related issues. Among the most topical today are identity, gender and development. We will apply approaches from both political science and sociology.
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Clearly distinguish between the various forms of migration which exist in modern societies;
– Understand and distinguish between the major (and minor) theoretical approaches commonly applied to the study of human mobility and identify weaknesses of the use of only one theoretical approach to explain mixed migratory flows;
– Build on and demonstrate existing academic writing skills in the production of aquality academic research paper, which incorporates textual content from various sources and employs proper citation format;
– Engage actively in lively class debate or round table discussions (within a structured environment).
SchoolSchool of International Relations and Diplomacy (IRD)