SARB3519 - Global Migrations and Ethnic Relations 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100 1 semesters ALLE

Course content

This course surveys global developments in international migrations and ethnic relations, primarily from the perspective of receiving countries. Central themes include current developments in labour and refugee migrations in different ethnically diverse societies as well as the developments in immigration and integration politics in Europe and other large receivers of migrants. The course will address and discuss central issues and concepts such as integration, immigration and integration policies, security challenges, ethnic boundaries and transnationalism.

Learning outcome


The student has:
- knowledge about global development and ethnic relations
- knowledge about immigration- and integration policies in Europe and other large receivers of migrants


The student can:
- clarify current developments in labour- and refugee migration in different ethnically diverse societies
- discuss concepts like migration, integration and exclusion
- analyse challenges of security, ethnic boundaries and transnationalism both from an individual- and a society perspective

General competence

The student can:
- analyse policy aims, means and their consequences
- discuss how migration and institutional arrangements interact and construct different conditions for individuals, groups and societies

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars and written assignment.
The course language is English.
Compulsory activity: Approved topic and curriculum for term paper.

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: Term paper, 12 - 15 pages.

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor’s degree.

Course materials

The reading list is 600-800 pages, of which 200-300 pages is individually selected.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SARB3511 7.5 01.09.2018
SARB3518 7.5 01.09.2018
SARB3512 7.5 01.09.2018
ISA3503 7.5 01.09.2020
ISA3504 7.5 01.09.2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 6

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Work
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work



Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
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Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
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