SO468 Half Unit
International Migration and Migrant Integration
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Dr Patrick McGovern STC.S110
This course is available on the MSc in International Migration and Public Policy, MSc in International Migration and Public Policy (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Political Sociology and MSc in Sociology. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course has a limited number of places (it is controlled access). Priority will be given to students on the MSc in International Migration and Public Policy for whom the course is an 'optional core course'.
Places are allocated based on a written statement. As demand is typically high, this may mean that not all students who apply will be able to get a place on this course.
Coverage of contemporary sociological perspectives on migrant integration including admissions, policy, labour market incorporation; welfare and social rights; 'assimilation' and social integration; national models of integration; multiculturalism; religion and ethnicity; and the second generation.
This course is delivered through a combination of lectures, online materials and seminars totalling a minimum of 20 hours in LT, with a revision session in ST.
Reading Weeks: Students on this course will have a reading week in LT Week 6, in line with departmental policy.
All students are expected to write two non-assessed pieces of work during the term.
There is no recommended textbook. Books of a general nature that cover substantial parts of the syllabus are: S. Castles and M. J. Miller (2013) The Age of Migration (5th edn); P. Kvisto and T. Faist (2010) Beyond A Border and A. Portes (2014) Immigrant America (4th edn). A more comprehensive bibliography will be available to students taking this course.
Exam (80%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Presentation (10%) and class participation (10%) in the LT.
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Student performance results
(2017/18 - 2019/20 combined)
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2020/21: 44
Average class size 2020/21: 15
Controlled access 2020/21: Yes
Value: Half Unit
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