|1-2 hours (per week)|
International Migrations: A Global Issue is an online course offered by the Institute of Political Studies or Sciences Po located in Paris, France. The course is taught in English and intended for individuals who have a professional or academic interest in migration, its causes and its impacts. As an introductory course, the class requires no previous knowledge or work experience related to the subject.
Divided into a series of units, International Migrations: A Global Issue takes seven weeks to complete. Students will spend roughly two hours per week watching the videos presented in English with French and English subtitles. Supplemental readings are assigned each week to deepen knowledge of the course material. At the end of the unit, students are given a short quiz to assess their mastery of the topics covered. Those who pass every quiz will receive a passing grade in the course.
The seven units of International Migrations: A Global Issue are: Globalization of migration; Refugees and environmentally displaced persons; Europe; France and international migration flows; Citizenship and migration; Borders and right to mobility; and Global governance. A detailed bibliography of recommended readings and case studies related to the topic is provided. Students will also receive migration maps to refer during the class and for work going forward.
While the course is accessible for free, course participants who wish to obtain certification by Sciences Po can choose to opt-in for a paid verified certificate.