Migration and Development - SIMS26
A number of current key issues in migration studies are discussed and analysed within this course. In it, we offer an overview and critical scrutiny of theories of migration and governance in a historical and societal context. You will be given the opportunity to deepen your understanding of a broad range of more specific themes within the field, namely theories of migration and development; migration and development in the South; migrant identities; and politics of migration. If you have a prior interest in, and experience of, related fields, you will be given the opportunity for more advanced critical analysis of these issues.
Online course platform
This course uses Live@Lund as the online course platform. The course platform will be opened about four weeks before the course begins to all students who were accepted. Here you will be able to access literature, assignments, announcements, and schedule, as well as participate in discussions and communicate with teachers.
The course schedule can be found here. Please note that the final version of the schedule will be made available four weeks before the course begins, and changes may occur until that point. A more detailed schedule will be available on the Course Site on Live@Lund.
Excerpts from student evaluation
“I enjoyed learning about the significance of migrant remittances and their potential for improving development outcomes, and the discussion on migrant ´illegality´ as a construct which poses an interesting challenge to conventional thinking about migration”
“The course in general has deepened my insight on immigration and development issues, which will be very useful for me in the future as a teacher and development and migration expert.”