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Code ES 554
Term 201302
Title Migration and Integration
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject European Studies(ES)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 10.00
Instructor(s) Secil Pacac? Eltiok,
Detailed Syllabus
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Doctoral
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Global migration has vastly increased, become more diverse and challenging the territorial, cultural and conceptual boundaries. This course explores the changing face, dilemmas and opportunities of migration in both receiving and sending states, emphasizing the political aspects of migration. The geographical and temporal focus may vary according to the instructor. The course examines why people move, the politics and policies of border control in the developed receiving states (e.g., USA, Canada, Western Europe) and how domestic and/or interstate developments such as European integration have changed the nature of migration policymaking. It addresses questions of immigrant integration and diversity and studies the benefits and challenges to receiving states. Special topics include emigration and development, remittances, brain drain, the role of sending state policies on state and identity formation and an analysis of the Turkish case as an example of a state facing the challenges of both emigration and immigration.

Learning Outcome

? Improve the potential to conduct comparative analysis and analytical thinking
? Using case studies to make reflections on social issues with a special focus on mobility
? Obtaining new information about the academic literature and policy debates
? Gaining a multi-discipliner approach and flexible perspective
? Developing presentation and discussion skills in a diverse environment
? Ability for self-learning, creativity and independent questioning
? Grasbing both quantitative and qualitative research metholodogies, their limits and their applicability
? Approaching social issues both from a global and local point of view
? Understanding the socioeconomic and political background of socail disputes in an historical framework
? Creating new opinions based on various data and information so as to conceptualize new pheneomena
? Becoming familiar with the Migration Studies and Integration in general within the context of EU
? Gain knowledge on migration theories and compare the stances of different social sciences from sociology to economics from history to antropology to the concept of migration
? Learning basic micro and macroeconomic models searching for the determinants and consequences of migration.
? Deepening the knowledge on specific fields of recent migration flows, especially migration flows within the EU
? Ability to understand theoretical analysis, empirical evidence, policy conclusions and general
discussion on the theme of migration
? Explaining EU migration policy and main dimensions of integration debate in Europe

Programme Outcomes
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Develop and deepen the current and advanced knowledge in the field with original thought and/or research and come up with innovative definitions based on Master's degree qualifications 2
2 Conceive the interdisciplinary interaction which the field is related with ; come up with original solutions by using knowledge requiring proficiency on analysis, synthesis and assessment of new and complex ideas. 4
3 Evaluate and use new information within the field in a systematic approach. 4
4 Develop an innovative knowledge, method, design and/or practice or adapt an already known knowledge, method, design and/or practice to another field; research, conceive, design, adapt and implement an original subject. 4
5 Critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation of new and complex ideas. 5
6 Gain advanced level skills in the use of research methods in the field of study. 3
7 Contribute the progression in the field by producing an innovative idea, skill, design and/or practice or by adapting an already known idea, skill, design, and/or practice to a different field independently. 3
8 Broaden the borders of the knowledge in the field by producing or interpreting an original work or publishing at least one scientific paper in the field in national and/or international refereed journals. 1
9 Demonstrate leadership in contexts requiring innovative and interdisciplinary problem solving. 2
10 Develop new ideas and methods in the field by using high level mental processes such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making. 3
11 Investigate and improve social connections and their conducting norms and manage the actions to change them when necessary. 3
12 Defend original views when exchanging ideas in the field with professionals and communicate effectively by showing competence in the field. 3
13 Ability to communicate and discuss orally, in written and visually with peers by using a foreign language at least at a level of European Language Portfolio C1 General Level. 3
14 Contribute to the transition of the community to an information society and its sustainability process by introducing scientific, technological, social or cultural improvements. 4
15 Demonstrate functional interaction by using strategic decision making processes in solving problems encountered in the field. 4
16 Contribute to the solution finding process regarding social, scientific, cultural and ethical problems in the field and support the development of these values. 3
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning 4
2 Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in his/her professional life. 5
3 Gain experience and confidence in the dissemination of project/research outputs 3
4 Work responsibly and creatively as an individual or as a member or leader of a team and in multidisciplinary environments. 3
5 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 5
6 Independently reach and acquire information, and develop appreciation of the need for continuously learning and updating. 5
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Arts & Social Sci.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 5
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 5
3 Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 3
European Studies (with thesis) Program Outcomes Core Electives
1 Analyze historical and contemporary developments in Europe, specifically of the European integration process, from a multi-disciplinary perspective. 5
2 Grasp the main dynamics of the European order, politically, historically and economically. 4
3 Explain the European integration process and the EU?s decision-making procedures and it?s institutions. 5