Migration and Minorities in History

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode LBU027B05
Vaknaam Migration and Minorities in History
Niveau(s) uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II
ECTS 5
Rooster The course starts in week 2 of the semester! This is the week of 11 February.

Uitgebreide vaknaam Migration and Minorities in History
Leerdoelen By the end of the course you should have a sound knowledge of important migratory movements in Western Europe and North America. You should understand strategies that early modern and modern societies have used to deal with migratory processes and their results.

You should have a good understanding of the different methodological and theoretical approaches to migration history, which have profited from interdisciplinary collaboration with historical geographers, anthropologists, literary scholars, sociologists and political scientists.
Omschrijving Today, migration is a key factor in the political and social lives of men and women all over the world. However, the Polish plumber, the Erasmus exchange student and the Somalian asylum seeker are not just contemporary phenomena. They had their early modern equivalents in Flemish textile workers in England, travelling scholars, and Huguenot refugees. Migration has been a pattern of life in human history.

This course introduces you to some of the most important migratory movements in Western Europe (with a main focus on the Netherlands) and across the Atlantic to the North American colonies. We will discuss concepts of integration and assimilation and we will analyse the settlement patterns and group dynamics of migrants, who, in many cases became minorities within their host societies. The study of the strategies that men and women in the past applied to cope with their experiences of as migrants and minorities on the one hand and as hosts on the other might help us to put today’s challenges of multi-cultural societies and the demands for an increasingly mobile work force into perspective.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
Toetsvorm essay, presentatie
Vaksoort bachelor
Docent(en) G. Jiménez Montes, MA.
Entreevoorwaarden Students must be admitted to the exchange programme by both their home university and the University of Groningen.
Opmerkingen 80% compulsory attendance
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 2 semester II intm
Ba Dutch Studies 2 semester II keuze