Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

Migration, Integration and Ethnic Relations

when 18 August 2014 - 29 August 2014
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 865

This course introduces students to sociological, psychological and interdisciplinary social scientific theories and empirical research on international migration, reactions of the host society, and the integration of immigrants and their children. The approach is analytical and empirical and focuses on international migration, acculturation, stereotyping and prejudice, discrimination, political mobilization, extreme-right wing voting, ethnic segregation in social networks, and ethnic inequality in the labor market.

Course leader

Prof. dr. Frank van Tubergen

Target group

The course is designed for students in the social sciences interested in a research-oriented approach to the causes and consequences of migration. It is relevant for students across all disciplines in the social sciences (sociology, psychology, political science, anthropology and economics), and who are interested in research on migration, integration and ethnic relations. The course is relevant for both Bachelor and Master students.

Course aim

Based on readings, presentations and class discussions, students will build up (a) an overview of the main research questions, theories, and empirical findings on international migration, integration, and ethnic relations, (b) knowledge of datasets and understanding of research methods that are commonly used in this field, (c) ability to critically evaluate empirical research, (d) ability to apply this knowledge to new problems within this field. This ability includes generating new research questions, using specific theory to elaborate research questions and formulating hypotheses.

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 865: • € 865 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 530 - Course + course materials


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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