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European University Institute launches free course on Migration: Theories & Facts

Why Do People Migrate? Theories is an online course offered by the European University Institute, based in Italy. The class is taught by a professor and a research fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies at the institute. Anyone who is interested in learning more about human migration can benefit from this course. As an introductory class, the course has no education prerequisites or work experience requirements for enrollment.

Offered through a series of online videos done in English, Why Do People Migrate? Theories lasts for three weeks. Most students will need to spend roughly three hours per week on the class in order to watch all of the videos to successfully complete supplemental assignments. The class is offered for free; however, for a $59 fee, students can receive both print and digital Certificates of Achievement at the end of the course. A companion course, Why Do People Migrate? Facts, is also offered by the European University Institute.

Why Do People Migrate? Theories teaches students the basic terminology that is employed in the theoretical debates regarding why humans migrate. Students will also have an opportunity to deeply explore the reasons why people may choose to move from their home countries and settle abroad. In addition, students will learn about each of the theoretical approaches to explaining migration in depth. At the end of the class, students will have a chance to apply these theories to real world case studies in order to see how theories relate to the actual stories of immigrants.

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Why Do People Migrate? Facts is an online course offered by the European University Institute, based in Italy. A professor and a research fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies at the institute serve as the instructors for the course. The class is intended for anyone who wishes to learn more about human migration and is classified as an introductory-level course. As a result, there are no education prerequisites or work experience requirements for enrollment.

Instruction for Why Do People Migrate? Facts is provided online through a series of videos in English. The class lasts for three weeks. Typically, students must spend about three hours each week watching the videos and completing the supplemental readings, activities and assignments. There is no fee to enroll in the course. Students who wish to receive print and digital Certificates of Achievement at the end of the course must pay a fee of $59. Students may also find the Institute’s companion course Why Do People Migrate? Theories of interest.

The syllabus for Why Do People Migrate? Facts includes all of the following topics: Definition of regular migration and asylum seeking; Forced and voluntary migration; The Syrian refugee crisis; The EU asylum regime; Politicizing migration debates; Mexican and Central American labor migration to the USA; Gender and Latin American labor migration; The case of the Rohingya in southeast Asia; and The ‘Pacific solution’ policy in Australia. By the end of the class, students will be able to accurately describe the immigration situation in various countries around the world and will have a deeper understanding of the challenges posed by migration.

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