||The course invites students to explore a range of scholarly debates concerning both theoretical frameworks and empirical studies within the topic of "discrimination" and systematic inequality by ethnicity, race and social class. The migration processes in confluence with the current globalized and multicultural society create significant political, social and economic challenges in geographical areas of the world where people come from and settle in. To understand these new challenges, it is necessary to develop strong conceptual and instrumental tools founded in a real commitment to integration and social cohesion with respect to the management of migration and diversity. This course seeks to update and expand the students´ theoretical and methodological knowledge from an interdisciplinary approach. Students will engage in discussions about the ways in which migration and ethnicity may affect bilateral and regional relations, security, national identity and sovereignty. The students will be asked to appreciate migration and ethnicity as a key dynamic of globalization as it plays an essential part in social change and contributes to a transformation of contemporary society. In addition to the objectives listed above this course also has the following objectives: Students will be required to demonstrate a capacity for critical thinking, global awareness and understanding, and sensitivity to understanding of multiple perspectives, e. g. class, race, gender and ethnicity.