International Migration and the Crisis - The Basic Instinct: Survival

04 April 2016

Program Dates: July 11-29, 2016
Application Deadline : April 15, 2016

This undergraduate summer course at Koç University in Istanbul is structured with lectures, guest lecturers and student presentations, participatory observations via field trips, writing an academic article on global migration and crisis, and optional service learning activities as in volunteer work at NGOs working with refugees.

 

International migration has become a major political issue worldwide. This course presents an overview of the main issues raised by the cross-border movements of people. It will introduce students to current trends in migration flows, to the different types of human mobility and the dynamics behind them, and to governments' responses to the social, political and legal challenges raised by international migration. The course material is organized to reflect on the social issues such as social mobility, poverty, gender, inequality and citizenship as they relate to different types of international mobility. Particularly, we will look at changing trends in global mobility, at theories explaining international mobility, forced migration, migrant integration; the impact of migration in sending and receiving societies, the basic methods used for analyzing migration related issues. This course will not only seek to learn from, but also to evaluate, critique, and expand existing methods. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop their own professional thinking in this field.

The total cost of the program: 1250 USD 
Dorm accommodation in single rooms (21 nights): 525 USD 
Scholarships are available.

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