Globalisation Seminar & Symposium
Full course description
This course focuses on a subject related to Globalisation and Development that is the theme of the concluding symposium. This year's theme 'migration' is connected with both preceding courses as it has a global and structural dimension as well as cultural, local and personal features. Moreover, it has a present-day importance and is suitable for a more abstract and theoretical, as well as an empirical and/or historical approach. Students will work on a paper and discuss work in progress with fellow students and tutors. At the concluding symposium (for which all-day participation is mandatory) students and a keynote speaker will present their paper.
At the end of the course, students:
- can describe some of the main debates in the field of migration studies
- are able to find, assess, and critically make use of secondary and primary data
- are able to formulate a research question
- are able to build an academic argument
- are able to conduct a literature review
- be able to deal with and incorporate feedback
- are able to write a full, well-referenced, research paper and position themselves in an academic debate
- are able to present their own work at a symposium
Registration for this course is only possible when course A (MGD3000: Globalisation and Inequality) and course B (MGD3002: Urban Development and Poverty in the 21st Century) of the minor Globalisation and Development is completed.
Castles, S., de Haas, H. and Miller, M. (2013 [5th ed.]). The Age of Migration. International Population Movements in the Modern World. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.