At the end of the course, you can
- identify and interpret the most important current scientific issues relating to the theme of the minor
- critically reflect on the concepts, theories and methods used in academic research on the theme of the minor and identify and explain the differences between the approaches of different disciplines within the humanities
- analyse and reflect on migration and acculturation processes and provide policy advice
In your minor, you will use your knowledge and skills to research key contemporary issues raised in the Dutch National Research Agenda. This theme course is an introduction to the theme of the minor with the aim of laying a theoretical foundation, which you will then use in the Academia and Society course and the think tank.|
This theme course will introduce you to migration and acculturation studies. Basic concepts and guiding theories in the field will be discussed. You will acquire key insights into various forms of migration in the past, and the challenges and opportunities they created for migrants, as well as for the sending and receiving societies. Attention will be paid to migration and acculturation policies in North-America and Europe, and how they differ between countries that aim for melting pot societies and countries that strive for a salad bowl. We look at historical examples, current experiences, and policy making with regards to migrant integration.