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International Migration - JSM689
Anglický název: International Migration
Zajišťuje: Katedra veřejné a sociální politiky (23-KVSP)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2021
Semestr: zimní
E-Kredity: 7
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:1/1 [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: 31 / neurčen (30)
Minimální obsazenost: 8
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
Garant: PhDr. Marie Jelínková, Ph.D.
Vyučující: PhDr. Marie Jelínková, Ph.D.
Třída: Courses for incoming students
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Petr Bednařík, Ph.D. (24.11.2021)
This course, International Migration, is primarily intended to introduce participants into core migration issues. Therefore it is concerned with questions like why people migrate, how migrants become incorporated into receiving societies and what social and economic impact migrants have on both sending and receiving countries. Furthermore, the course is aimed at introducing several migration topics such as forced labour and exploitation, undocumented migration and the connection between migration and development. Another focus is on the types of migrants (such as economic migrants, family members, refugees and asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, etc.) and selected EU and Czech policies towards various groups of migrants. In some lectures, the course will focus on migration experience viewed through the perspective of migrants themselves.

Note: In 2021, the lectures will be online via the zoom platform. See its Moodle page for more.

Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Marie Jelínková, Ph.D. (13.01.2020)

The course is designed to engage students in critical dialogue concerning various migration topics. In order to do this, the course will combine both lecture and seminar format. The above-mentioned issues will be explored in weekly lectures and readings. Learning objectives of the course include: (a) a solid understanding of major debates in the study of migration / the major issues addressed in migration studies, (b) understanding and interpreting migration data and key concepts and (c) understanding key theories of migration processes.

Podmínky zakončení předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Marie Jelínková, Ph.D. (27.09.2021)

Course Requirements and Grading 

The course is offered for both MA students.

Language: All seminar presentations and discussions will be held in English. Essays may be submitted in English, Czech, Slovak or German.   

Participation: A high level of quality participation is expected. 

Readings: All students must prepare by reading the compulsory texts for every lesson. Without that, participation during lectures (see above), which is graded, is not possible. Presentations will usually require reading several additional texts. All compulsory readings and most optional readings are accessible at the course webpage at: dl1.cuni.cz.

Group PowerPoint Presentation: Students will be divided into four (or more) groups during the first lecture. Each group will deliver its presentation during the course (topics and dates of presentation see below). The presentation should: (a) take up to 15 min. (not more and preferably not much less), (b) be well structured, (c) keep the attention of the audience, (d) avoid too much detail and (e) sum up the key arguments in the conclusions. All members of the group should participate in preparing and presenting the presentation. During the first lecture, each group will choose one of the following topics for their presentation:

(a) What are the push and pull factors of migration? Do they fully explain migration? 

(b) The integrated migrant looks like...  

(c) The EU reaction to the refugee emergency 

(d) Citizenship should be a reward for achieved integration 

(e) Citizenship should be a motivation to better integrate

(f) The main causes of migrant labour exploitation 

 A powerPoint presentation will be worth 20 % of the total grade. 

Essay: The essay should examine a migrant group (e.g. refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, family members, migrants with permanent residency etc.) in one particular country and the state policies towards this migrant group. The group should be well-identified and described; the policies should be well described and critically assessed!

Before handing out the essay, students are asked to check whether: (a) bibliography is included (b) proper referencing is used, (c) the structure is clear, (d) the arguments used are clear and well supported by proper evidence, (e) the main question is described and well answered. In their interest, students are asked to be very careful about any plagiarism, using inappropriate referencing (how to refer see, e.g. http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/DocMLA.html) and using only a weak bibliography. Especially for the bachelor students, it is highly recommended to consult a "guide on how to write an essay" before writing the essay. Formalities: 2.500 words, 1.5 spacing, Times New Roman Font Size 12. 

The essay must be uploaded before the final lecture. An application for deadline extension must be submitted in advance of the due date, and in writing to the lecturer, accompanied by a medical certificate or other appropriate evidence. All assignments submitted after the deadline (and without an approved extension) will be subjected to a penalty of 5 points for each late day, up to a maximum of three days. Papers submitted more than three working days after the due date will not be accepted for marking. The essay will be worth 40 % of the total grade.

Final test: A short test at the end of the course will test if the basic knowledge of the discussed topics during the lectures has been gained as well as the ability to show a critical view on selected migration issues. The test will be worth 40 % of the total grade.

Grading: The overall grade will be calculated as follows: 20 % presentation, 40 % essay, 40 % final test. 

All students can receive 100% (points) maximum (in some cases 105 – 110%). Final grades will be given according to the FSV scheme (A:  100 - 91, B: 90 - 81, C: 80 - 71, D: 70 - 61, E: 60 - 51, F  50 and less, not passing the subject) 

Disability policy: Any student with a disability who may require alternative academic arrangements in the subject is encouraged to approach the lecturer after the first or second lecture or via e-mail at the beginning of the course. The lecturer is willing to find alternative solutions in case of special needs.



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