The Immigrant Child: Challenges and opportunities in international migration for children

Course description The Immigrant Child: Challenges and opportunities in international migration for children
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 22621044
Teacher(s):
  • Prof.dr.mr. P.R. Rodrigues
  • Dr.mr. M.A.K. Klaassen
  • Mr.drs. G.G. Lodder
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 5
Level: 400
Period: Semester 2, Block IV
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • Yes Honours Class

Admission requirements

This course is an (extracurricular) Honours Class: an honours elective in the Honours College programme. There are limited spots available for non honours students. Admission will be based on motivation.

**Students that want to graduate in the summer of 2018 are advised not to take a summer course, since we cannot guarantee that your grade will be processed in time for Bachelor’s certification and/ or Master’s admission procedures.
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Description

There are many different contexts in which children are confronted with international migration. Children move, together or without their parents, to another country for reasons of work, study or to find international protection against violence. In all phases of the immigration process, minor migrants face certain challenges, but are also confronted with new opportunities. In this interdisciplinary course, guest speakers from various disciplines will be asked to reflect on the consequences of migration for minor children.
Topics that will be discussed during the honours class are: refugee children, unaccompanied minors, guardianship and alternative care, integration, education, (transnational) families and international adoption.

As jurists, our department offers a solid background in the legal regime regulating international migration. To provide a solid academic curriculum, we intend to invite a historian, a child psychologist, a pedagogist, an international relations specialist and a sociologist. Besides academic guest lecturers, we would like to organize a session or field trip in cooperation with the Dutch guardianship organization for unaccompanied minors NIDOS.

Course objectives

  • At the end of the summer school, the students have acquired better insight into the challenges and opportunities provided by international migration among minors.
  • The students become familiar with the interdisciplinary research domain through various international guest speakers with diverse academic backgrounds.
  • The students are able to present in groups to elaborate on different themes, introduced by the guest speakers, from an interdisciplinary prespective. The students can use the prescribed literature and apply different presentation techniques.
  • The students are able to contribute to the seminars and presentations from their own academic perspective.
  • At the end of the course, the students are able to write an academic paper under supervision.

Timetable

Maandag 18 June 2018, 10:00 – 13:00
Tuesday 19 June 2018, 10:00 – 12:00
Wednesday 20 June 2018, 10:00 – 12:00
Thursday 21 June 2018- 10:00 – 14:00

Monday 25 June 2018, 10:00 – 12:00; 13.30 – 15.30
Tuesday 26 June 2018, 10:00 – 12:00; 13.30 – 15.30
Wednesday 27 June 2018, 10:00 – 12:00; 13.30 – 15.30
Thursday 28 June 2018, 10:00 – 12:00; 13.30 – 15.30
Friday 29 June 2018, consultation

Location

Rechtenfaculteit, Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw room b035.

Programme

Maandag 18 June 2018, 10:00 – 13:00 – Welcome and introduction (PR Rodrigues & MAK Klaassen)
Tuesday 19 June 2018, 10:00 – 12:00 – Children on the move: an introduction to children and migration (MAK Klaassen)
Wednesday 20 June 2018, 10:00 – 12:00 – Children’s Rights and Immigration Law (MAK Klaassen)
Thursday 21 June 2018- 10:00 – 14:00 – Group work session (MAK Klaassen)

Monday 25 June 2018, 10:00 – 12:00; 13.30 – 15.30 – Topic and guest lecturer tbc
Tuesday 26 June 2018, 10:00 – 12:00; 13.30 – 15.30 – Topic and guest lecturer tbc
Wednesday 27 June 2018, 10:00 – 12:00; 13.30 – 15.30 – Topic and guest lecturer tbc
Thursday 28 June 2018, 10:00 – 12:00; 13.30 – 15.30 – Topic and guest lecturer tbc
Friday 29 June 2018, Consultation about paper by appointment (PR Rodrigues & MAK Klaassen)

Course Load

This course is worth 5 EC, which means the total course load equals 140 hours.

  • Literature prior to the summer course: 10 hours
  • Seminars: 10x 2 hours
  • Excursion: 1 day (8 hours)
  • Reading of the literature and practical assignments: 26 hours p/week
  • Assignments during the course & final assignment: circa 50-60 hours.

Assessment method

  • 20% Active participation during the seminars and other activities
  • 20% Group presentation
  • 60% Final assignment (paper on a relevant topic within the theme) 3000 words

Students must pass all assessments to complete the course.

Blackboard and uSis

Blackboard will be used in this course. Students can register for the Blackboard site two weeks prior to the start of the course.
**
Please note: students are not required to register through uSis for the Honours Classes. Your registration will be done centrally.**

Reading list

The required literature will be available on Blackboard.

Registration

Enrolling in this course is possible from Monday November 6th until Thursday November 16th 23.59 hrs through the Honours Academy, via this link. It is not necessary to register in uSis.

Contact

Mr. Dr.mr. M.A.K. Klaassen

Remarks

The complete programme, including the different themes and lecturers, will be announced at the start of 2018.

Languages