KVVS305 Migration and Transition in a Global World (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



This course deals with communication related topics in migration research regarding adaptation, interpersonal relationships and identity processes in intercultural contexts. The course examines existing paradigms, theories, and models of migration and transition research and critically reviews them, looking also at practical applications.

Completion methods

Lectures, group work, written assignment

Assessment details

Passing the course requires completion of all required assignments in line with stated learning outcomes. An 80% attendance requirement is applied.

Grade-specific assessment criteria are introduced in the course.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student will be able to:
- identify and describe major theoretical frameworks of migration and transition research in Intercultural communication contexts
- present and discuss the research applications in the fields of adaptation, interpersonal relationships, and identity processes
- recognize the interdisciplinary nature of Intercultural communication in migration and transition research
- critically analyze, compare and evaluate earlier research and applications
- develop new insights and contributions to the earlier approaches both in theory and practice, including ethical considerations.


  • Croucher, S. M. (2009). Looking beyond the hijab. Creskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Kim, Y. Y. (2001). Becoming intercultural. An integrative theory of communication and cross-cultural adaptation. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item