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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSI3002: Immigration in Western Societies

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the study of ethnic minorities in Western countries based on the analysis of quantitative data, and to provide you with analytical tools required to reach evidence-based conclusions about immigrants and immigration in a comparative perspective. Knowledge of immigration in Europe and practical skills of data analysis are required in various fields, such as policy making, media, business, and the academia.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate detailed knowledge of main theoretical concepts and empirical findings in the study of ethnic minorities and immigrants;
2. correctly interpret results of quantitative studies of ethnic minorities and immigrants published in academic journals that applied a range of statistical techniques;
Discipline-Specific Skills3. independently conduct simple descriptive analysis of quantitative data using a range of toolss (means, frequency tables, some statistical graphs, correlation coefficients, etc.);
4. assess strengths and weaknesses of quantitative research designs in social sciences at the intermediate level;
Personal and Key Skills5. effectively communicate results of independent research in written form to the deadline;
6. actively participate in class discussions providing structured arguments;
7. demonstrate the ability to work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.