Checking date: 22/03/2022

Course: 2023/2024

Social problems V: sociology of immigration
Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (2013 Study Plan) (Plan: 306 - Estudio: 283)

Coordinating teacher: SANDELL , FRANK RICKARD

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


eneral objectives: · Know the concepts, main theories, and their contribution to a better understanding of the migratory processes. · Contextualize the migrations nowadays. · 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 in the study of migration. · Social, economic and political consequences of immigration in Spain. · Study of international migratory movements.
Description of contents: programme
1. The current context of international migration 2. Recent migrations in Spain 3. Main theories about migration 4. Racism 5. Multicultural societies 6. Interculturality 7. Repercussions and opportunities of a diverse society 8. Complex and emerging issues related to migration 9. Challenges for public policies
Learning activities and methodology
Theory (4ECTS). Theory classes with materials available in Aula Global. Practices (2ECTS). Videos, case studies, best practices and presentations. Group tutorials to solve problems, doubts, etc.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 30
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 70
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • 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
  • Solé, Carlota y Lorenzo Chacón . Globalización e Inmigración: Los debates actuales. REIS. 2006

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