SOC797 Contemporary Migration Research

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Radka Klvaňová, Ph.D., M.A. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Ladislav Rabušic, CSc.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Soňa Enenkelová
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 12 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/12, only registered: 0/12, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/12
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
By the end of the course, students will be able to: --Describe and consider the phenomenon of contemporary international migration in a global context --Investigate localized migration events in a global perspective --Conceptualize the methods of migration research and assess the appropriateness of single methods for a concrete research design --Design a qualitative research study on a migration issue --Assess the possible contribution of academic knowledge to non-academic social fields
  • The course consists of six contact sessions and individual work periods between the workshops. The actual thematic structure of the sessions and individual work weeks is available at interactive syllabus of the course at IS MU. In 2017 the thematic structure of the course is as follows: 1. Introduction 2. Political participation of refugees 3. Migration online 4. Narrating migration 5. Biographical research of migration 6. Migration in the Czech Republic 7. Reading week 8. International research 9. Methodology of migration research 10. Migration and aging 11. Anthropology of migration 12. Age of Migration 13. Paper peer review
Teaching methods
The workload of a course is 10ECTS (250 hours of work) and it consists of 24 contact hours, compulsory reading (311 pages = 104 hours), paper peer review (3 hours), paper presentation preparation (5 hours), discussion leadership preparation (5 hours), research for the final paper (37 hours) and academic writing (7 200 words = 72 hours).
Assessment methods
Minimum for passing the course is 60 points, the possible maximum of the points to be gained is 100 points + 2 bonus points in the following structure: --Discussion leadership 10 points --Reading responses 32 points --Draft of the paper 10 points --Peer review of the paper draft 8 points --Presentation of the paper draft 10 points --Final research paper 30 points --Active participation 2 bonus points
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2017.
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