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The World System in the Post-colonial Era, 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Master´s programme in Ethnic and Migration Studies
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Ethnic and Migration Studies
SUBJECT AREA   Other social sciences – SA9
  COURSE CODE   742A22
After completing the course, students should at an advanced level be able to:
– identify, describe and discuss different theories of internationalization, the world system and globalization, including central concepts as colonialism, imperialism and modernisation;
- analyse the within the course presented research traditions around globalization and international migration,
- critically evaluate and question the link between migration and development,
- evaluate and analyse migration governance regimes and policy outcomes at national, regional and global levels.
The course introduces students to some of the major theoretical contributions in linking globalization and international migration in a critical and historical perspective. The course offers an integrated political economy approach to international migration, its forms, causes and consequences. Students will familiarize themselves with the world system and north-south relations beyond nationalism, ethnocentrism and orientalism.
Various theories are presented and discussed, advancing a critical understanding of the nexus between development and migration. The role of international actors and the states is discussed and analysed in relation policies aiming at solving problems caused by inequalities globally and locally, via aid/cooperation, migration, development and redistributive social policies.
The course offers a combination of lectures, seminars, individual assignments and group assignments. Students are expected to be well prepared for lectures and to have completed assigned preparations for seminars. Language of instruction: English
The course is examined through active seminar participation and written assignments. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

A bachelor’s degree in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, behavioural sciences, health sciences or natural sciences or equivalent qualifications.

Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska 6.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
The World System in the Post-colonial Era
The World System in the Post-colonial Era
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
ISV - Department of Social and Welfare Studies
Registrar No: 2015-00705   Course Code: 742A22      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Ethnic and Migration Studies          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level       HU  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2015-06-16