GLOBAL MIGRATIONS, HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND REFUGEES
GRADO EN ESTUDIOS GLOBALES/GLOBAL STUDIES
1. Subject Information(Date last modified: 14-06-23 14:55)
- First semester
- Sociología y Comunicación
- Virtual platform
- Tatiana Eremenko
- Fac. Ciencias Sociales
- Office hours
- To be determined at the start of the semester
- Web address
2. Association of the subject matter within the study plan
There are no specific or extra requirements to take this course
4. Learning objectives
This course is designed to introduce the students into the main actual debates in the field of the global migrations, human trafficking, and refugees. This course does not attempt to cover in depth all the open debates in the field. Rather, its aim is to supply the students with the tools for theoretical and empirical analysis with a look at the main actual debates in the field. Some of the readings include more technical components, but it does not presuppose any extra requirements for taking the course.
- Understand and identify the basic concepts and theories in the field of global migrations, human trafficking, and refugees
- Identify the most relevant elements of the actual debate around migration in a global world
- Develop a critical perspective of the phenomenon of human migrations
- Acquire methodological and empirical knowledge about the study of migrations and human trafficking
The course will cover the topic of global migrations, human trafficking, and refugees from different perspectives (sociology, demography, economics, law…). During this part the students will learn about the main concepts and theories, as well as existing evidence in this field.
During the practical sessions the students will be expected to analyze empirical studies illustrating the different perspectives, as well as engage in discussions and debates on specific issues.
6. Competences acquired
Basic / General.
Students are expected to enroll into an active learning process. They will be able to analyze and apply different perspectives about the main debates on the field of Global Migrations, Human Trafficking and Refugees from a critical reasoning. They will be able to build strong arguments within the discipline (CB2). Also, students will be qualified to understand and interpret relevant data to elaborate insightful judgments within the field of Global Migrations, Human Trafficking and Refugees (CB3) and solve specific problems in larger and multi-disciplinary contexts (CG1). Finally, the acquisition of these skills will be relevant and necessary for those students interested in advancing their careers and pursuing postgraduate studies (CB5).
More specifically, students will be able to recognize historical elements of social and political processes (CE2) which are relevant to identify and describe contexts global migrations and refugees (CE10).
7. Teaching methods
Although the first sessions will be mostly conducted by the professor, the course will have the ‘seminar’ format. Therefore, participation will be critical for the appropriate development of the course. Presentations and discussion in the class will be part of the evaluation.
8. Anticipated distribution of the use of the different teaching methods
White, M. (ed.) International Handbook of Migration and Population Distribution (2016). Springer, London
de Haas, H., Castles, S. and M. J. Miller. The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (2014). New York : Guilford Press
Additional references: to be provided at the start of the semester
Evaluation is not only a tool for a better learning, but also is an incentive for all the students to read and prepare the sessions. Evaluation will be continuous evaluation during the semester and consist in two exams (20% each, 40% total), one class presentation (20%), one short written assignment (25%) and participation in class / debates (15% total).
Students are strongly advised to attend, prepare the classes (reading) and participate in the discussions. If questions or doubts arise during the semester, contact the professor and/or attend tutorials.