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Code ANTH 354
Term 201502
Title Migration and Citizenship
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject Anthropology(ANTH)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Ayse Parla,
Detailed Syllabus
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
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Mode of Delivery Interactive lecture

This seminar will inquire into the global movement of people in relation to the increasingly variegated definitions and practices of citizenship. Through ethnographic accounts of border-crossings around the world, we will pay particular attention to the everyday experiences of migrants on the one hand, and to the political, cultural and legal discourses of citizenship that shape and constrain those experiences on the other. We will assess the significance of the spread of global capitalism and of transnational legal norms in relation to the changing relationship between state sovereignty, immigrants, and citizenship. We will also pay attention to the ways in which hierarchies of class, ethnicity and nation find expression in the politics of international migration and citizenship.

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Describe the various components of the ideal of citizenship, including civil, political and social citizenship;
2. Assess the significance of migration in challenging the classic model of citizenship;
3. Identify contemporary alternative formulations of citizenship;
4. Apply an ethnographic example concerning migration to a theoretical model of citizenship;
5. Evaluate how theory helps facilitate an understanding of the moral issues at stake in various empirical cases
6. Apply theoretical concepts to actual events and outcomes
7. Evaluate different interpretations in the light of appropriate evidence;
8. Construct well-structured rigorous arguments based on logical deduction
9. Deliver structured presentations to peers

Programme Outcomes
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 5
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 3
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 3
4 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 5
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team. 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. 5