Netherlands, Utrecht

Migration, Integration and Ethnic Relations

when 9 July 2018 - 20 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 980

Migration has made European countries ethnically and culturally more diverse. While migrants try to find their way in a new and sometimes hostile environment, host populations also have to adapt to migrants and the new religious and cultural diversity they bring with them. Migrants and host populations face the challenge of acceptance and adaptation in spite of initial resistance, possible social exclusion and explicit political rejection by part of the host population. We discuss social scientific theories and empirical research on international migration, the integration of immigrants and their children, and reactions of the host society.

This course introduces students to social scientific theories and empirical research on international migration, the socio-economic and cultural integration of immigrants and their children, and reactions of the host society. Throughout, we use an interdisciplinary and analytical approach, drawing on theories and empirical research from sociology, psychology, political science, demography and economics, among others. The two-week course covers a broad range of topics related to migration, integration and ethnic relations, such as reasons for international migration, modes of immigrant adaptation and acculturation, national and ethnic identity, religion, stereotyping, discrimination, inequality, radical right wing voting and inter-ethnic contacts.

Course leader

Dr. Marcel Coenders

Target group

The course is designed for students interested in a social science research-oriented approach to the causes and consequences of migration, integration and diversity. It is relevant for students across all disciplines in the social sciences and who are interested in theory-driven, quantitative and analytical research on migration, integration and ethnic relations. The course is suitable for Bachelor and Master students.

Course aim

This course provides participants with a thorough knowledge of the current academic, societal and policy debates related to migration, integration and intergroup relations. Students acquire an overview of the main research questions, theories, and current empirical findings in the field of international migration, integration, and ethnic relations. They will be able to critically evaluate empirical research and critically reflect on current trends and debates on migration, integration and ethnic relations.

Credits info

3 ECTS
Certificate of Attendance

A. daily lectures, group work and discussion (from 9.30-16.00)
B. self-study: reading materials
C. individual and group assignments

Fee info

EUR 980: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 630: Course + course materials

Scholarships

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

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