Students who took Refugee Routes in WiSe 20/21 are ineligible to take Refugee Routes I.

Refugee Routes I

In this online course, students learn about refugeeism, internal displacement, political exile, and other forms of forced migration in a global context. They go on to learn about the political, economic, social, and environmental conditions that drive people from their homes, and about the changing conditions for the displaced in host countries. Students gain an understanding of the legal distinctions under international humanitarian law. The course investigates the ways in which leaving home and adapting to new circumstances are depicted in various forms of cultural production, including memoirs, films, novels, poetry, and other media. Students enquire into the emotional, psychological, political, and socio-economic consequences of displacement, and uncover qualities of resilience, adaptability, and self-agency. Via the expert testimony of scholars, cultural producers, social workers, human rights activists, refugees and political exiles, students gain further insights into global responses to mass human displacement. Video interviews, presentations, self-assessment tools, and other digital content have been created specifically for this course. The course has been developed in conjunction with Academy in Exile. Weekly preparation and active online participation are required.