Critical Cases in ethnic and migration studies, 7.5 credits

Critical Cases in ethnic and migration studies, 7.5 hp


Main field of study


Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Stefan Jonsson

Course coordinator

Erik Berggren

Director of studies or equivalent

Zoran Slavnic
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
F7MEM Ethnic and Migration Studies, Master´s Programme 2 (Spring 2020) 202019-202023 English Norrköping, Norrköping C

Main field of study


Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Master´s Programme in Ethnic and Migration Studies

Entry requirements

A bachelor’s degree in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, behavioural sciences, health sciences or natural sciences or equivalent qualifications.

Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student shall on an advanced level, within the field of Ethnic and Migrations studies, be able to: 

  • relate theoretical and methodological knowledge to empirical cases,
  • select, design and conduct an empirical case study,
  • employ analytical tools relevant to the chosen case,
  • present arguments and discuss conclusions.


Course content

The course contains an overview, preliminary analysis and critical discussion of a selected case in Ethnic and Migration Studies. In collaboration with the teacher, students (individually or in groups) select one case, problem, event, literature, or the like, and provide a sketch on possible critical approaches or answers to it. Students present their cases orally and in writing.

Teaching and working methods

The course offers a combination of lectures, seminars, and workshops. The work on the cases is conducted via seminars and workshops. Students are expected to be well prepared for lectures and to have completed assigned preparations for seminars. Language of instruction: English


The course is examined through active seminar participation and written assignments. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide. 

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.



Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


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Code Name Scope Grading scale
OBL1 Mandatory Seminar Assignment 1.5 credits EC
GRU1 Group Assignment 6 credits EC
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