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About this course

Why do migrants seek to reach Europe? How do they travel here? What are their motivations? How do they integrate in their destination countries ? Will they ever return to their country of origin?

In this MOOC, we propose to discuss these questions together and provide you with the tools to develop a critical and autonomous reflection on the controversial phenomenon of migration.

More precisely, this MOOC proposes to follow in 7 steps the path of migrants from the society of origin to the society of settlement. These migratory journeys, as we shall see, can vary significantly from one migrant to another. One can migrate with or without legal authorization to do so. One can find better economic opportunities in the country of residence or on the contrary be in a precarious situation. Finally, migration can lead to permanent settlement or, conversely, to multiple moves or even a return to the society of origin.

To provide you with the keys to a better understanding of migration, we will carry out a wide range of activities together. There will be video clips and chats with your three teachers, interviews with experts to deepen certain more specialized issues such as the question of camps or religious diversity. There will also be testimonies from migrants, short texts to read to deconstruct certain myths and finally quizzes to help you retain the central notions and concepts on migration. We will also offer a series of writing assignments that will be corrected through a peer correction system.

Target audiance

This MOOC is aimed at a wide audience: students or future students in the field of humanities, professionals and decision-makers in the field of migration, diversity, education or simply curious people who want to form an opinion on the complex field of migration based on scientific arguments.

Course Outline

  • Module 0 :Introduction
  • Module 1 :Defining International Migration
  • Module 2: International migration trends. Where are we leaving from and why?
  • Module 3: Itinerary and travel. How do we migrate?
  • Module 4: Transit and stops. What diversity in migratory routes?
  • Module 5: Arrival and settlement
  • >Module 6: Return and transnationalism
  • Module 7: Integration

Prerequisite

This MOOC is open to all

MOOC teachers

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Hassan BOUSETTA, PhD

Hassan Bousetta is a Research Associate at the FRS-FNRS and a member of the Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Liège. He teaches migration, intercultural dynamics and geopolitics of the Western Mediterranean.

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Jean-Michel LAFLEUR, PhD

Jean-Michel Lafleur is a Research Associate at the FRS-FNRS and deputy director of the Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Liège. He teaches citizenship, migration and development.

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Marco MARTINIELLO, PhD

Marco Martiniello is Research Director at the FRS-FNRS and head of the Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Liège. He teaches the sociology of migration and interethnic relations.

Evaluation and certification

This MOOC includes different types of evaluation e.g. quizzes with feedback, peer reviews...

Migrations internationales

  • Course Number

    CS24
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  • Estimated Effort

    02:00
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