Enrollment is closed
  • End of Registration
  • Registration closed
  • Classes Start
  • feb 20 2017
  • Classes End
  • apr 14 2017
  • Estimated Effort
  • 02:00 h/week
  • Language
  • English

About the course

The world is moving, but not all opinions and governments are willing to accept this poorly understood reality. The issue affects both states and the planet, in a process of globalization and of regionalization of migrations, and raises new questions for international relations, now including the South. This course aims at improving knowledge of the subject, addressing the key issues raised by international migration, and assessing the trends of tomorrow.


The MOOC lasts 7 weeks and focuses on various themes related to migration. It makes use of various types of document, such as maps, news articles, and scientific papers.


This MOOC is an introductory course on the questions and issues related to international migration, there are no prerequisites


Catherine Wihtol de Wenden

Catherine Wihtol de Wenden is Research Director at the CNRS (CERI) and teaches at Sciences-Po. She has been a consultant to many international organizations, notably the Council of Europe and the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees. From 2002 to 2008, she led the "Migration" research group of the International Sociological Association. Author of some 20 books, and having conducted many field investigations, she also teaches at the Sapienza University of Rome.

Course Outline

  • Session 1: Globalization of migration
  • Session 2: Refugees and environmentally displaced persons
  • Session 3: Europe
  • Session 4: France and international migration flows
  • Session 5: Citizenship and migration
  • Session 6: Borders
  • Session 7: Right to mobility and global governance


No certification.


France Université Numérique

Agence Nationale de la Recherche

Conditions of use

Conditions of use of the Mooc content

By - Non commercial - Share alike

You are authorized to Share: copy, distribute and communicate material by any means and formats. Adapt: remix, transform and create from material.

Conditions of use of the content produced by the participants

all rights reserved

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