Core Module Information
Module title: Migration, Mobilities and Intercultural Competence

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LNG09133
Module leader: Jane Wilkinson
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module explores all forms of migration and mobilities, considering the reasons people leave their homes to settle elsewhere, experiences of migration, and the ways in which migration and mobility shape individuals and societies. Using the concept of ‘hospitality’, you will consider the experiences of those who move and those they encounter, reflecting on the role of intercultural competence in these interactions and considering case studies such as UK workplaces. You will learn about problematic binaries, such as ‘forced’ versus ‘voluntary’ migration, and ‘refugees’ versus ‘migrants’. You will then explore migration in more depth, using case studies focusing on labour, student, and refugee migration. You will learn about models such as intercultural competence, integration, and culture shock, and the ways in which these have been instrumentalised for political purposes. Adopting a critical approach and learning how to apply critical discourse analysis to a range of texts (e.g. policy documents, newspaper and other media articles, films, and television shows), you will consider intersectional power relations in intercultural encounters, examining how identities are constructed in migration spaces. As well as conferring understandings of migration and intercultural competence, this module will help you prepare for study abroad and/or work-based learning.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate a critical understanding of key terms, concepts and models relating to migration and mobilities;
LO2: Critically analyse a range of models of intercultural competence and apply these in your analysis of interactions in settings shaped by migration;
LO3: Critically reflect on representations of migration, mobility, hospitality and interculturality in a range of texts and multimodal sources;
LO4: Critically reflect on your own experiences of migration and / or encounters with migrant individuals;
LO5: Evaluate primary and secondary source evidence and, based on this, make recommendations to stakeholders for developing intercultural competence in settings shaped by migration.

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