Netherlands, Utrecht

Migration, Integration and Ethnic Relations

when 20 August 2012 - 31 August 2012
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 795

Migration has made European countries ethnically and culturally more diverse. Host populations have to adapt to migrants and their religion and culture, while migrants have to find their way in a new and sometimes aversive environment. Acceptance and adaptation have to be realized by migrants in spite of initial resistance, possible social exclusion and explicit political rejection by part of the host population.

This course introduces students to sociological and other 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, stereotyping, 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 795: Course + course materials + housing


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

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