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Immigration Issues in the United States and (Central) Europe - MZ340P48
Anglický název: Immigration Issues in the United States and (Central) Europe
Český název: Otázky imigrace ve Spojených státech a (Střední) Evropě
Zajišťuje: Katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje (31-340)
Fakulta: Přírodovědecká fakulta
Platnost: od 2022
Semestr: letní
E-Kredity: 5
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:1/2, Z+Zk [HT]
Počet míst: 6
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst: ne
Stav předmětu: nevyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Poznámka: povolen pro zápis po webu
Garant: Jana Sladkova, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Dušan Drbohlav, CSc.
Výsledky anket   Termíny zkoušek   Rozvrh   
Soubory Komentář Kdo přidal
stáhnout Sylabus program.docx Schedule of the previous course (2016). The new one will be updated in May 2017 doc. RNDr. Eva Janská, Ph.D.
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. RNDr. Eva Janská, Ph.D. (10.01.2022)
The goal of this program to introduce immigration issues in Czechia and the United States as well as provide culturally rich learning experience to students from UMass Lowell. Topics that will be covered include transformation of Czechia from emigration to immigration country, health issues and health insurance for immigrants in Czechia, integration of immigrants in Czechia and the U.S., refugees in Czechia and the US, undocumented migration in the US, etc. Part of this program are field trips to Karlovy Vary, Terezin and Cesky Krumlov.
Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. RNDr. Eva Janská, Ph.D. (10.01.2022)

Grading

Grading

 

Attendance & Participation              20%

Short papers                                      30%

Reflection                                          20%

Final Exam                                         30%

 

Attendance: You need to attend all classes and field trips during our summer abroad program. Only serious issues (i.e., health-related issues; need to go to the Embassy) will be considered as an excuse for absences. The lectures presented by Czech Professors may not be available to you electronically, so if you miss a class, you will miss important content.

 

Participation: You are expected to participate actively during the classes. Even during lectures, you are expected to listen actively and ask questions during or afterwards (depending on the instructor’s preference). During discussion times, you are expected to actively share your views, listen to those of others, respond to others, etc.

 

Short papers: You will need to write 3 short papers while in Prague, one due each week. Each week, you will be able to choose from at least 2 topics to write about. Each paper needs to be at least 700 words long. In the papers, you should discuss the topic of your choice from your subjective (“I”) perspective. Rather than summarizing what you learned, you should engage with the topic/material in some way: perhaps it is familiar because it is similar to your own experience; perhaps it is shocking; perhaps you want to compare it to a situation in another country, etc. The paper will be graded based on the quality of writing (spelling and grammar matter), the depth of your engagement, the level of your understanding of the material.

 

Reflection: You need to write a reflection about your stay in Prague. What did the experience mean to you? What did you gain by having this experience, both academically and personally? What would you like to tell a student who is considering this experience at a later time? What would you have changed about the program? This is due 7/3/2019 at noon at jana_sladkova@uml.edu. 

 

Final Exam: This will be a take-home exam. All topics covered in Prague will be on the exam. It will be mostly open-ended questions. It is due 7/10/2019 at noon at jana_sladkova@uml.edu. It will be based on in-Prague lectures and readings.

 

For UMass Lowell students who are taking the class for 6 credits:

Final Paper: Your final paper will be written on a topic agreed upon between the instructor and each student. It will be based on additional research on a topic of interest which was covered in the course. Minimum of 9 academic sources (approved by instructor) will be used in the final paper. It will be 15 pages long, double spaced, times New Roman 12 pt font. It is due on 7/15/2019 at noon at jana_sladkova@uml.edu.

 

 

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. RNDr. Eva Janská, Ph.D. (10.01.2022)

This course is organized during the first three weeks of June! A final decision whether the course is organized in a given year is made until the end of February (when we know how many students from the USA are to participate).

The goal of this program to compare immigration issues in Czechia and the United States as well as provide culturally rich learning experience to students from UMass Lowell. Topics that will be covered include transformation of Czechia from emigration to immigration country, health issues and health insurance for immigrants in Czechia, integration of immigrants and refugees in Czechia as well as similar topics in the US. Part of this program are field trips to Karlovy Vary, Terezin, and Cesky Krumlov.

 

Schedule (subject to change): the first lecture takes place from 10 to 11:30 and the second lecture is from 13 to 14:30. Students are encouraged to eat lunch in between the two periods. 

 

All classes will be conducted in English.

 

Date

Topic/Instructor

Assignment

and Reading Due

Extra-curriculum activities

Week 1

6/6

Getting to know Charles U.

lunch Potrefena Husa

 

 

6/7

10:00

 

 

 

 

13:00

 

Introduction to Czech Republic, very brief geographical and historical orientation - Prof. Sladkova

 

International migration in Czechia in a broader European context– Prof. Drbohlav

 

 

 

The Czech Republic: on its way from emigration to immigration country: Drbohlav, Dzurova, Janska, Cermakova, Lachmanova-Medova, Cermak  

 

6/8

 

10:00

 

 

 

 

13:00

International migration and migrants´ integration in Czechia - selected results of Geomigrace research  – Prof. Drbohlav                                                                                                               

 

Characteristics of migration to the United States past – Prof. Sladkova

 

 

Reading TBD

 

 

 

K. Deaux

 

 

6/9

10:00

 

 

 

13:00

Characteristics of migration to the United States present –Prof. Sladkova

 

Current Migration Issues in the U.S. –Prof. Sladkova  

 

 

6/10

 

Excursion to Cesky Krumlov

 

6/11

Free Day

 

 

6/12

Free Day

 

 

Week 2

6/13

10:00

 

 

13:00

Social determinants of migrant health– Prof. Dzurova

 

 

Immigrant Health in the US – Prof Sladkova

The self-reported health of legal and illegal /irregular immigrants in the Czech Republic: Pikhart, Drbohlav, Dzurova

Immigrant Health in the United States: A Trajectory Toward Change

Short paper on Dr. Drbohlav’s or Dr. Sladkova’s topics due via email at 10 am – jana_sladkova@uml.edu

 

6/14

10:00

 

 

 

 

13:00

Health Insurance for immigrants in the Czech Republic – Prof. Hnilicová

 

Immigrant Access to benefits in the United States – Prof. Sladkova

 

Migrants' health and access to healthcare in the Czech Republic: Hnilicova & Dobiasova

 

https://www.kff.org/racial-equity-and-health-policy/fact-sheet/health-coverage-of-immigrants/

Reading TBD

 

6/15

10:00

 

 

13:00

Czech Diaspora Abroad – Prof. Janska

 

Immigrant, Refugee, Expatriot – why semantics matter, immigration politic of power – Prof. Sladkova

Janská, E., & Janurová, K. (2020). Diaspora Policies, Consular Services and Social Protection for Czech Citizens Abroad. In Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond (Volume 2) (pp. 123-141). Springer, Cham.

 

 

Reading TBD

 

 

6/16

10:00

 

 

 

13:00

 

Interation of Immigrants in Czechia (case of Vietnamese,Russians,Moldovans and Ukrainians) – Prof. Janská, PhD Candidate Klsák

 

Sladkova – significant migrant groups in Lowell - Prof. Sladkova

 

 

 

 

6/17

 

Excursion to Karlovy Vary,  Adam Klsák

 

6/18

Free Day

 

 

6/19

Free Day

Possible excursion to Kutna Hora

 

Week 3

6/20

10:00

 

13:00

Refugee Movements in Europe, Czechia

 

 

Refugee/asylum seekers in the U.S.- Prof. Sladkova

 

 

Performing refugeeness in the Czech Republic: gendered depoliticisation through NGO assistance: Szczepanikova

 

Video

 

Short paper on any topic covered by Dr. Hnilicova, Janska, or Dzurova due via email – jana_sladkova@uml.edu

 

6/21

10:00

 

 

 

13:00

Non-profit Organizations Serving Refugees and Immigrants in Czechia

 

Non-profit Organizations Serving Refugees and Immigrants in the US/Lowell, MA – Prof. Sladkova + guest speaker over zoom

 

 

 

6/22

10:00

 

 

 

13:00

Panel of immigrants in Czechia (from Pakistan, Russian/Ukraine, Vietnam)

 

Forces Migration during and post WWII – Jewish Deportations, Sudeten Land – Prof. Sladkova

 

 

 

6/23

 

Excursion to Terezin

 

6/24

Course Conclusion – potential lunch together

 

 

6/25

Free Day

Short Paper on Excursions due via email – jana_sladkova@uml.edu

 

6/26

Flight back to the US

 

 

7/3

 

Reflection due via email – jana_sladkova@uml.edu

 

7/10

 

Final exam due via email – jana_sladkova@uml.edu

 

 
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