SARB3519 - Global Migrations and Ethnic Relations 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

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

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

Knowledge - The student has:

  • Advanced knowledge about global development and ethnic relations
  • In-depth knowledge about immigration- and integration policies in Europe and other large receivers of migrants

Skills - The student can:

  • Clarify developments in labour- and refugee migration in different ethnically diverse societies
  • Critically discuss concepts like migration, integration and exclusion
  • Critically analyze challenges of security, ethnic boundaries and transnationalism both from an individual- and a society perspective

General competence - The student can:

  • In-depth analyze policy aims, means and their consequences
  • Critically 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.

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: Term paper, 12 - 15 pages. The exam paper can be written in both Norwegian and English.

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor's degree.

Course materials

The reading list is 800-1000 pages, + 400-500 pages individually selected curriculum. The syllabus list is published on Blackboard at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SARB3511 7.5 AUTUMN 2018
SARB3518 7.5 AUTUMN 2018
SARB3512 7.5 AUTUMN 2018
ISA3503 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
ISA3504 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
SARB8008 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 A INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 A 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.

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