1. Introduction to the course: What is a nation? Who is a citizen? The history of both concepts. Discussion of the issues surrounding citizenship and immigration in the students’ countries of origin.
2. The Imagined Community: The nation-state versus the concept of ethnic nationalism.
3. The Industrial Revolution and the age of mass migration. The first (?) age of globalization.
4. Colonialism, imperialism and racism: Historical and contemporary push/pull factors and exclusion policies
5. Immigration and development: The key issues
6. Presentation and discussion: Research paper proposals
7. Indigenous people and natural resources. Case study #1: Nigeria
8. Internal Migration . Case study #2: China
9. South-North migration and the demographic question. Case study #3: Australia, Japan
10. South-South migration. Case study #4: South Africa
11. Migration as a Livelihood Strategy. Case study #5: Philippines
12. Return migration and the migration circle. Case study #6: Philippines
13.Refugees, forced migrants and human trafficking. Case study #7: The European Union
14. Migration and the environment: A new area of concern. Case study #8: The Pacific islands
15. Course review and dsicussion of research papers.