Nombre de crédits
Langue(s) de l'unité d'enseignement
Organisation et évaluation
Enseignement au premier quadrimestre, examen en janvier
Unités d'enseignement prérequises et corequises
Les unités prérequises ou corequises sont présentées au sein de chaque programme
Contenus de l'unité d'enseignement
Western European states have been de facto countries have been de facto countries of immigration for a long time. Most Member States of the European Union are multiethnic and multicultural even though they are sometimes reluctant to accept their diversity. Immigration policy and the management of ethno-cultural diversity have become key issues both nationally and in particular in the process of European integration. The course "European Immigration Policy" examines some of the main issues related to migration in the European Union.
The main objective is to provide students a critical overview of the development of a European immigration policy (historical background, main actors and institutions, EU policy-making, main debates, challenges and instruments).
The course will consist in a series of sessions including a general theoretical introduction, an overview of post-war migration in Western Europe from 1945 to present days by stressing the main trends, theories and frames of immigration policies, the development of a common migration policy, the external dimension of EU migration policy, etc.
The main concern is that students are able to theorize the relationship between the strategies of the state and the European Union supranational institutions towards migrant and ethnic minorities groups.
Acquis d'apprentissage (objectifs d'apprentissage) de l'unité d'enseignement
At the end of this course, the students should be able to
- understand how and why a European immigration policy has been developed
- deconstruct the public debate on these questions and argument their own position within it;
- develop cross-cutting knowledge and increase their capacity to put into perspective the different aspects of migration policy
Savoirs et compétences prérequis
A good passive and active knowledge of English is a requirement as well as some education in the social sciences, humanities or political science.
Activités d'apprentissage prévues et méthodes d'enseignement
participative methods guest experts from EU institutions
Mode d'enseignement (présentiel, à distance, hybride)
Most sessions will be face-to-face and will comprise a presentation followed by working groups discussions. The active involvement of all students will be expected in all sessions. Presentations and discussions are hold in English.
Lectures recommandées ou obligatoires et notes de cours
All readings will be made available online
Modalités d'évaluation et critères
A written examination will be organized in January 2021. In the second session, the examination will likewise be written. The criteria of evaluation is the ability to theorize the relationship between the strategies of the state and the European Union supranational institutions towards migrant and ethnic minorities. The exam accounts for 15 out of 20 marks, 5 marks will appointed on the basis of class work.
absence should be notified (by email) to the teacher
Friday, 16:00-18:00 starting 24.09.21 Presence required
Dr. Sonia Gsir: Sonia.Gsir@uliege.be