Checking date: 25/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Sociology of Migrations in a Globalized World
Dual Bachelor in Political Science and Sociology (Plan: 406 - Estudio: 247)

Coordinating teacher: DIAZ GORFINKIEL, MAGDALENA

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
There are no specific requirements.
General objectives: · To know the concepts, main theories, and their contribution to analysis of the phenomenon of migration worldwide. · To have a comprehensive understanding about the phenomenon of migration at the national and international level . · Facilitate reflection, analysis, and discussion of social issues related to migration processes. Specific objectives: · Conceptual and theoretical approaches to Sociology of population and migration. · Evolution of population in long term, globally and in Spain, and its main determinants. · Main theories that explain phenomena and behaviors demographics. · Demographic problems associated with overpopulation, urbanization, aging, and migration as a demographic problem. · Concepts and theories prevalently employed in the literature on migration. · Social, economic and political consequences of immigration in Spain. · Analysis of international migratory movements.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. The current context of international migration 2. Recent migrations in Spain 3. Main theories about migration 4. Multicultural societies 5. Politics and conflicts on migration and immigration 6. Interculturality 7. Repercussions and opportunities of a diverse society 8. Complex and emerging issues related to migration and immigration 9. Challenges of public policies with respect to migration and immigration
Learning activities and methodology
Learning Activities o Lectures o Sections/ practical classes o Classes which combine theory and practice o Office hours o Team work/ assignments Teaching Methodology This course consists of lectures and a number of activities which will be carried out by the students. In general, classes are designed in a way to promote active participation and critical thinking of students. Reduced groups/ seminars include group-based and individual activities, such as assignments, presentations, debates and ressays on designated topics. Office hours Office hours which will be held on a weekly basis will be announced at the beginning of the semester. Additionally, students can consult with the professor about their specific questions via email.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • González Sánchez, I.. La penalización de los migrantes: irregularidad y cárcel en la construcción del Estado neoliberal. Revista Migraciones, 39. 2016
  • Lacomba Vázquez, J., Moraes Mena, N.. La activación de la inmigración. Capacidades y agencia de los migrantes. Revista Migraciones, 48. 2020
  • Martínez de Lizarrondo Artola, A.. Naturalización en España: indicador de integración y estrategia frente a la crisis. Revista Migraciones. 2016
  • Massey, Douglass, Joaquín Arango, G. Hugo, A Kouachi, A. Pellegrino y J.E. Taylor . Worlds in Motion: Understanding International Migration at the End of the Millenium. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 2002
  • Reher, David S. y Miguel Requena . Las Múltiples Caras de la Inmigración en España. Alianza. 2009
  • Rodríguez Rodríguez, R. Mª. Impactos ¿invisibilizados¿ de trabajar y vivir en una sociedad con desigualdad de status: la voz de los inmigrados. Congreso de los Diputados. 2013
  • Solé, Carlota y Lorenzo Chacón . Globalización e Inmigración: Los debates actuales. REIS. 2006
  • Sorando Ortín, D., Leal Maldonado, J. Distantes y desiguales: el declive de la. Revista Papeles de Madrid. 2019
Additional Bibliography
  • Castro, Teresa y Rosero-Bixby, Luis . Maternidades y fronteras. La fecundidad de las mujeres inmigrantes en España. Revista Internacional de Sociología (RIS). La inmigración en España: perspectivas innovadoras. Monográfico 1. Pp. 105-137.. 2011
  • Sandell, Richard, Sorroza Blanco, Alicia y Olivié Aldasoro, LLiana . Inmigración: ¿un desafío con oportunidades? . Boletín Elcano (92).. 2007

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.