|Start Date||15 Apr 2024|
|End Date||8 May 2024|
|Teaching methods||Assignment(s); Lecture(s); Presentations; Work in sub-groups|
|Assessment methods||Presentation and paper|
|Keywords||Integration; Irregular Migration; Return Migration; Reintegration|
Full course description
This course provides a further examination of the migration lifecyle including the journey, integration, and return experiences, and provides a unique introduction to scenario planning in migration studies. The first module explores irregular migration including irregular migrants’ journeys and experiences en route and experiences of irregular stay in a destination country. The second module focuses on integration with an overview of integration theories and migrant experiences. The third and fourth modules explore return migration including decision-making, return policies, and reintegration experiences.
1. Provide an overview of the main concepts that are part of the migration lifecycle: migration journeys, integration processes, and return migration
2. Understand the complexity of migration processes at different stages of, and throughout, the migration “lifecycle”
3. Identify the key theories and definitions related to migration journeys and irregular migration, integration and return migration
4. Compare and connect theoretical perspectives related to these concepts
5. Critique current policies concerning of irregular migration, integration and return migration
The recommended readings differ per week and topic. Students will find the recommended readings in the course manual and on Canvas.