lmire2000  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

5 credits
30.0 h
This course offers interdisciplinary perspectives on various cross-cutting themes related to migration. A dozen professors and researchers in the humanities, from six different Faculties, are behind this program: anthropologists, economists, demographers, lawyers, sociologists and psychologists. They join forces with Belgian and international experts to inform, exchange and reason about the issues raised by migration.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
    Analyze migratory movements and their root causes
    Describe their impact on family life
    Master the legal terms underlying migration
    Analyze the effects of migration on the demographics and economy of the host country
    Deconstruct the prevailing discourse on migrants
    Build a more objective vision of the migration phenomenon
Course Structure:
MODULE 1: Migration and Discourse
    The social psychology of intergroup relations
    Media Discourses
    The weight of words: The issue of stereotypical representations and their impact
MODULE 2: Migration Trajectories and Trends: Current Status and Perspectives
    Measuring, describing and understanding international migration
    International migration in the world
    International migration in Belgium
MODULE 3: Migration, Employment and Economy
    Immigration and economy
    Immigration and public finances
    Immigration and the labor market
    Other economic effects
MODULE 4: Migration and Protection
    Institutional Violence and Migration
    The definition of a refugee
    Elements of the asylum procedure
    Testimonies and illustrations
MODULE 5: Migration trajectory, stories.
    Diversity of contexts and trajectories
    The place of the narrative in migration policies and more specifically in the asylum procedure
MODULE 6: Family and migration dynamics: cross effects
    Transnational" families and intergenerational solidarities: the prism of care
    Plasticity of kinship in the face of migratory laws

Teaching methods
Online course (MOOC)
Evaluation methods
MCQ exam on campus (or remotely if imposed by the sanitary measures).
The MCQ exam consists of 30 items with 4 answer options. One point is awarded for each correct answer and no points are awarded for no answer or incorrect answers.
Other information
All useful information (contact person; link to the MOOC and registration key; practical arrangements; examination arrangements) will be communicated to you via the course Moodle.
Online resources
See the course Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Sociology

Master [120] in Psychology