This module contains the following focus areas:
Topical seminars: The module provides students with knowledge of the newest research related to selected topics and current issues within international and national responses to displacement, mobility and refugees with emphasis on its role as an intrinsic part of broader processes of development, political, social and economic change and globalization. Students will be asked to link theory to empirical cases using a problem-based approach. The students will be assessed partly based on their skills in reflecting upon methodological considerations and progress in problem based learning processes.
Mobility and displacement: The objective of the course is to provide students with knowledge of the various aspects of analysing forced migration, including refugee issues and knowledge of theoretical and methodological tools. Furthermore, the module will provide students with competences to analyse, interpret and contextualise broader discussions within forced migration from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. The students’ ability to reflect upon methodology and progress in their problem based learning process will be included in the assessment.
Culture, Identity and Politics: 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.
Topical seminars: The module consists of several seminars on topics relevant to studies of displacement, paying special attention to the nature of both internal and international forced migration in contexts of conflict, repression, security, natural disasters, environmental change, mal-development, poverty, asylum, and policy-making. The module forms the basis for further empirical and theoretical analysis within the field in the project module of the semester.
Mobility and displacement: Topics dealing with the various aspects of the analysis of refugees and migrants from historical, developmental and political perspectives. Interdisciplinary discussions of refugees and migrants and the causes of forced migration.
Culture, identity and politics: 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.
The module consists of lectures, discussions, exercises and student contributions.
|Name of exam||Topics within Mobility and Displacement, Culture, Identity and Politics|
|Type of exam|
Written examThe three subject areas will be jointly evaluated in one examination.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Danish title||Topics within Mobility and Displacement, Culture, Identity and Politics|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Copenhagen|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of International Affairs|
|Department||Department of Politics and Society|
|Faculty||The Faculty of Social Sciences|