Course - Migration and the humanitarian-development nexus - GEOG3522
GEOG3522 - Migration and the humanitarian-development nexus
Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades
|Evaluation||Weighting||Duration||Grade deviation||Examination aids|
|School exam||100/100||4 hours||E|
We live in an age marked by uncertainty where crises have in many ways become ‘the new normal’. This requires a different thinking on the connectivity between humanitarian and development efforts. More than 40 percent of the world’s poor live in economies affected by fragility, conflict and violence, and the same communities will be at the tail end of the worst impacts of climate change. Focusing on the humanitarian-development nexus, this course introduces current drivers, forms, and patterns of transnational and internal migration, and how migration is experienced and managed by different actors at the local, national, and global level. Key themes in the course are development and humanitarian practice, refugee and displacement policy, environmental migration, resilience, and how different forms of migration are placed in sustainable development debates. The course emphasize global relational aspects of migration and how the humanitarian-development nexus plays out with specific reference to the majority world (global south).
Key questions in the course are:
- What are drivers and root causes of migration in different regions of the world?
- Who are the actors involved in humanitarianism and development, and what are the ways in which these actors understand and address different forms of migration?
- How is the forced-voluntary nexus applied in a world where conflict, environmental and health hazards, and climate change have compounded impacts on people’s lives?
A student who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- have knowledge about local and global, internal and international migration processes, and in particular how migration influences and is influenced by development and humanitarian policy and practice
- will be able to analyze practical and theoretical connections between humanitarianism and development, and how different forms of migration are embedded in sustainable development debates
- through group activity, the students will develop the ability to communicate theories, concepts and discussions on migration themes and apply them to particular cases and situations
- an understanding of current debates within migration related to humanitarianism and development, and how complex crises are dealt with at the individual, group, local, national and global level
Learning methods and activities
Up to 16 hours lectures, 10 hours group work and presentations (depending on the number of students). Teaching methods include films, discussions, seminars and presentations. It is expected that compulsories and examinations must be completed in English. Exceptions must be clarified with the lecturer responsible for the course.
- Approved group work and seminar presentation
Further on evaluation
The compulsory assignments must be completed and approved in order to be eligible to take the exam. The examination is a 4 hour written exam (worth 100% of the final grade). Same form of examination is given when re-sitting for the exam or improving the grade. The exam is offered both in the autumn and spring semester.
Required previous knowledge
Bachelor in social science. Other relevant qualifications can be accepted upon approval by the Department of Geography.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2024
Language of instruction: English
- Social Sciences
Examination arrangement: School exam
- Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
- Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2023-11-29 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates SL110 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 1
- Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"