RLB504 Religion and Migration

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2016
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Prof. Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska (lecturer), Mgr. Jana Valtrová, Ph.D. (deputy)
doc. PhDr. David Zbíral, Ph.D.
Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Šárka Londa Vondráčková
Supplier department: Department for the Study of Religions - Faculty of Arts
Mon 11. 4. 10:50–14:05 G32, Tue 12. 4. 10:50–14:05 J22, Wed 13. 4. 17:30–20:45 J21, Thu 14. 4. 9:10–12:25 B2.21, Fri 15. 4. 9:10–12:25 B2.22
( RLA01 Introduction to Religion || RLKA01 Introduction to Religion ) && ( RLA13 Introduction to Research || RLKA13 Introduction to Research )
Sufficient knowledge of English language is required - the course is taught by a foreign teacher in English.
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 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/50, only registered: 0/50, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/50
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to present clue issues which are connected to the phenomenon and provide basic theoretical framework for research on migration and religion. At the end of the course the student will be able to: - understand variability of historical cases when religion and migration interfered - understand complexity of migration and religion from various perspectives - understand and apply the theories concerning the issue
  • The course will be taught in blocks: 1) Reflections on the topic: Migration in the personal/family experience of participants Migration in your country perspective ( contemporary and historical) Migration in the European/global landscape 2) Psychological landscape of migratory experience ( identity, inclusion vs. exclusion) Migration in movies and cartoons (discussion based on students' reflections and on excerpts -presented in class- from the following materials: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, Emigration by Jose Manuel Mateo, The Arrival by Shaun Tan) 3) Theoretical concepts in the discourse on migration and religion Acculturation theories, acculturation strategies, culture shock ( departure and return) 4) Different functions of religion in cultural transition of migrants a/Poles in UK b/Egyption, Turkish and Palestine females in Germany c/Vietnamese Diaspora in the US d/ South Americans on their way to safety 5) Overview of group projects Presentations (initial versions) prepared by respective teams.
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussions, group project, reading.
Assessment methods
1. Attendance and participation ( 20%) 2. Homework and class presentation (30%) 3. Final group project (50%) Essays on the group projects (app. 15000 characters) should be submitted by May 15, 2016.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught only once.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Zápis mimo religionistiku je podmíněn souhlasem vyučující.

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