PSIR 557 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
International Migration
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSIR 557
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
Second Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The aim of this seminar is to analyze different aspects of international migration and the integration of migrants in the host society.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to describe the concepts and definitions in the field of migration and integration policy.
  • Will be able to differentiate between different concepts of migration management and integration policies.
  • Will be able to describe the role of the EU in the field of migration .
  • Will be able to perform an analysis of the social, economical and cultural impacts of migration movements on host and sending countries.
  • Will be able to compose a well structured presentation in which they evaluate a specific research question concerning the migration field.
  • Will be able to compose a well structured essay on a specific research question.
Course Content The course consists of the following aspects: (1) Overview of migration theories (2) Overview of different migration movements: labour migration, refugees, irregular migration (3) Analysis of national and international migration management (4) Overview of different integration concepts (5) Analysis of socioeconomic and cultural aspects of integration

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction/ Presentation Techniques/ Research Design
2 Explaining migration movements Castles, Stephen/Miller, Mark (2009) The Age of Migration, MacMillan, chapter 2
3 Labour Migration 1: Historical Overview Castles, Stephen/Miller, Mark (2009) The Age of Migration, MacMillan, chapter 5
4 Labour Migration 2: Demographic Change and the Need for Highly Qualified People Carrera, S. (2007) Building a common Policy on Labour Immigration. Towards a Comprehensive and Global Approach in the EU; Centre for European Policy Studies, Working Paper No. 256
5 Refugees FischerLescano, A. / Löhr, T. /Tohidipur, T. (2009) Border Controls at Sea: Requirements under International Human Rights and Refugee Law; International Journal of Refugee Law 21(2): 256/296 Hamood, S. (2008) EU–Libya Cooperation on Migration: A Raw Deal for Refugees and Migrants? Journal of Refugee Studies 21(1): 19/42
6 Illegal Migration and Border Management Coluccello, S. /Massey, S. (2007) Out of Africa: The human trade between Libya and Lampedusa, Trends in Organized Crime 10(4): 77/90 Papadopoulou, A. (2005) Regularization programmes: an effective instrument of migration policy? Global Commission on International Migration, Global Migration Perspectives No. 33 Lavenex, Sandra (2004) The External Dimension of Europeanisation: The case of immigration policy; Cooperation and Conflict, vol.39(4), 417/443
7 Migration and Development Newland, K. /Rannveig Agunias, D. /Terrazzas, A. (2008) Learning by Doing: Experiences of Circular Migration Policy Institute Trauner, F./Kruse, I. (2008) EC Visa Facilitation and Readmission Agreements: Implementing a New EU security Approach in the Neighbourhood, Centre for European Policy Studies, Working Document No. 290/April 2008 Castles, Stephen/Miller, Mark (2009) The Age of Migration, MacMillan, chapter 3
8 Turkey’s Migration Policy Kirisci, Kemal (2009) Harmonisation of Migration Policy and Turkey’s Security Challegenes, EDAM Discussion Paper Series 2009/1
9 Midterm Exam
10 Integration policy: Different Concepts in Comparison Boswick, W./Heckmann, F. (2006) Integration of Migrants: Contributions of local and regional authorities; European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, www.eurofound.de Green, Simon (2007): Divergent Traditions, converging responses: Immigration and Integration Policy in the UK and Germany; German Politics, 16:1, 95/115 Avci, Gamze (2007): Comparing Integration Policies and Outcomes: Turks in the NL and Germany; Turkish Studies, (7)1, 67/84
11 Socio-Economic Integration Castles, Stephen/Miller, Mark (2009) The Age of Migration, MacMillan, chapter 10 OECD (2007) Jobs for immigrants labour Market integration in Australia, Denmark, Germany and Sweden Florida, Richard (2003) The Rise of the Creative Class. And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life BasicBooks New York
12 Citizenship Law and Political Participation Naujoks, D. (2009) Dual citizenship. The discourse on ethnic and political boundarymaking in Germany, Focus Migration, policy brief no. 14 A. Holmes Coopper (2002) Party sponsored protest and movement society: The CDU/CSU mobilizes against citizenship law reforms; German Politics 11:2, 88/104
13 Integration and Identity Castles, Stephen/Miller, Mark (2009) The Age of Migration, MacMillan, , chapter 11 Jopke, Christian (2010) Citizenship and Migration, Cambridge, chapter 4
14 Student Presentations
15 Student Presentations
16 Review of the Semester

 

Course Notes/Textbooks The literature above, power point presentations, information taken from the EU website, internationalş organisations and NGOs
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
1
20
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
80
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
20
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
14
6
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
10
Final Exam
1
20
    Total
232

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1 To improve theoretical and conceptual proficiencies on Political Science and International Relations and to ultimately deepen and develop intellectual interest
2 To evaluate the relationships between factors in the field of Political Science and International Relations such as structures, actors, institutions and culture in a critical perspective 
3 To provide advanced competences to determine and question the theoretical and emprical gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature 
4 To identify the political and cultual conditions that generate discrimination mechanisms based on race, ethnic groups, gender and religion at national and international levels 
5 To provide competences to develop original arguments in order to fill the gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature
6 To determine, collect, resolve, and interpret the data that would measure the theories and concepts as variables by using scientific research methods in Political Science and International Relations field
7 To use confidently the terms and concepts of Political Science and International Relations 
8 To communicate systematically, in written, oral, and visual forms, contemporary developments in Political Science and International Relations to groups inside and outside the said discipline 
9 To take responsibility in an individual capacity and as part of a team in generating solutions to unexpected problems that arise in relation to politics in daily life 
10 To develop projects determining the institutional and political instruments for management of domestic and international conflicts 
11 To prepare an orginal thesis/term project about Political Science and International Relations in accordance with scentific criteria 
12 To design and carry out a scientific research project in the field of Political Science and International Relations 
13 To have ethical, social and scientific values in the stages throughout the processes of collecting, interpreting, disseminating and implementing data relevant to Political Science and International Relations 

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