Content, progress and pedagogy of the
The objective of the module is to provide students with
knowledge of theoretical and methodological discussions within the
themes of culture, identity and politics in the context of refugees
and migration. The module will link the more general theoretical
analyses within the three fields with a specific analysis of
refugees and migrants, both while they are on the move and when
they arrive. The students’ ability to reflect upon methodology and
progress in their problem based learning process will be included
in the assessment.
The module includes themes within:
- Culture and identity issues of refugees and migrants - also
from a political perspective.
- Cultural and identity-related analyses of the strategies
refugees use as a group and to identify themselves politically and
in relation to other groups.
- possess knowledge of the theoretical and methodological tools
within the research areas of culture, identity and politics in
relation to forced migration and can reflect on these on a
- possess in-depth knowledge of the analytical perspectives in
the discussion of the three fields in an interdisciplinary
- can apply their knowledge within the module’s subject areas to
select theories that serve the analytical purpose and at the same
time remain critical to these theories.
- can analyse, interpret and contextualise forced migration from
an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.
- can reflect and argue on the basis of scientific knowledge
- can reflect critically on the use of culture and identity in
the analysis of forced migration.
Type of instruction
The module consists of lectures and seminars, possibly with
exercises and student contributions.
The module shares exams withGRS010