1036.4002.01 Theories of International Migration
Prof. Noah Lewin-Epstein
Migration is a major source of social, cultural and economic change in many parts of the world. It creates opportunities as well as hardship and is shaping the demography of many countries. The course aims to acquaint students with the main theoretical perspectives on International Migration. We start with a brief historical outline beginning with mass migration flows in the latter part of the 19th century leading up to the end of the 20th century. Following that we examine various theories of migration (why people move). We then examine the political context of international migration. In the next part of the course we discuss the experience of migrants. Here we review theories concerned with the integration of immigrants in host societies and the relationships between hosts and immigrants. In the last section we will address some topics of high visibility and examine recent theorizing of transnationalism, forced migration and refugee issues.
1036.4001.01 Qualitative Research Methods
Dr. Eimi Lev
The aim of this Graduate qualitative research methods course is to introduce various qualitative research approaches and methods. This course will focus on conceptual approaches as well as practical techniques. Throughout the course we will learn basic skills and discuss issues of ethics, quality, reflexivity and academic writing in qualitative research.
0759.0992.04 Immigration and Minorities: Linguistic, Psychological, and Educational Aspects
Dr. Michal Tannenbaum
The course discusses issues of immigration and minority groups with regard to identity and language matters, focusing on social, emotional, and educational aspects. These discussions will be with reference to various ethnolinguistic minorities in Israel and other countries and contexts.
1036.4019.01 Quantitative Research Methods
Dr. Assaf Rotman
This is an introductory course on quantitative research methods in social sciences. The course is designed to cover basic principles of empirical research and data analysis using statistical methods. The course consists of a series of lectures accompanied by practical research experience, including data analysis using statistical software package SPSS.