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Veranstaltungsart Seminar Veranstaltungsnummer 02181279
Semester SoSe 2017 SWS 4
Rhythmus jedes Semester Moodle-Link  
Veranstaltungsstatus Freigegeben für Vorlesungsverzeichnis  Freigegeben  Sprache englisch
Weitere Links Berlin Perspectives Modul
Belegungsfrist Es findet keine Online-Belegung über AGNES statt!
Veranstaltungsformat Präsenz


Gruppe 1
Tag Zeit Rhythmus Dauer Raum Raum-
Lehrperson Status Bemerkung fällt aus am Max. Teilnehmer
Mo. 10:00 bis 14:00 14tgl. 24.04.2017 bis 17.07.2017  Institutsgebäude - 0323-26 Hausvogteiplatz 5-7 (HV 5) - (Unterrichtsraum)   findet statt     25
Mo. 10:00 bis 14:00 Einzel am 12.06.2017 Institutsgebäude - 0323-26 Hausvogteiplatz 5-7 (HV 5) - (Unterrichtsraum)   findet statt     25
Gruppe 1:

Zugeordnete Personen
Zugeordnete Personen Zuständigkeit
Kepple Jones, Amber verantwortlich
Valvik Mitchell, Kine
Zuordnung zu Einrichtungen
Universitätsverwaltung, Studienabteilung (I), Administration Qualitätspakt Lehre, bologna.lab

Instructors: Kine Valvik Mitchell, Amber Kepple Jones

Contact:, office hours by appointment                                                

Language: English B2+, some German helpful but not required.


Course Description: In January 2016, The Sun, the most highly read “newspaper” in the UK, published an article with the headline: “Refugee Crisis: Berlin so swamped by migrants that city is in ruins”. Though such hyperbolic claims are often quickly dismissed, they also echo and reiterate fears existing within hegemonic discourses surrounding “migrants” and reflect public consciousnesses about the “crisis” in not only the UK but in Berlin, Germany and more generally, the global north. This interdisciplinary course will give an overview of migration and border studies, as well as postcolonial approaches to the figure of the migrant while deconstructing the figure of the “migrant” and the concept of “crisis” while placing them into wider discussions of “raceless” Europe.


The lecturers will present the texts and add relevant supplementary information so that lecturers and students may discuss and engage with the readings together.


Students will

  • learn to critically engage with and deconstruct, more generally, structures, norms, ideologies, “objectivities”, binaries, and categories,
  • learn to destabilize and contextualize notions of the migrant within regional, national and European discourses whether it is policy, law, news, (social) medias, documentaries, or social acts as well as,
  • learn to critically reflect on topics while reflecting their own place in the discourse,
  • work towards an interdisciplinary, more comprehensive understanding of the figure of the migrant in Berlin and wider Europe.


Course Assessment: Attendance and active participation based on completing the readigns, critical reflection journals, essay topic proposal, individual essay, class project - photo essay (which will be displayed online as part of an upcoming BIM web project called “Berlin in dialogue”).


This seminar carries 5 ECTS.

NO AGNES registration.

Enrollment ONLY via Berlin Perspectives module:


International exchange students.

HU-Studierende im ÜWP.


Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester SoSe 2017. Aktuelles Semester: WiSe 2020/21.
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