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AZA2625: Places and spaces: International migration in the global age

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate – Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal datesfor the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Arts

Coordinators(s)

Dr. Victoria Graham

Offered

South Africa

  • Not offered in 2018

Prerequisites

Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.

Prohibitions

AZA3625, ATS2625, ATS3625

Notes

The unit may be offered as part of the Summer Arts ProgramSummer Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/summer-program.html).

Synopsis

The unit explores international migration through an interdisciplinary lens. It includes a historical overview of international mobility, pertinent international case studies and theoretical attempts to explain migration. Combined, these dimensions provide insight into the social and cultural experiences of migrants from around the world. The aim is to understand the implications of human movement for emerging trends that will characterise life in the 21st century.

Outcomes

On successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  1. Recognise the categories of migrants;
  2. Appreciate the peculiarities of the contemporary migrant experience;
  3. Understand the major theoretical explanations for international migration;
  4. Understand the major causes and impacts of international migration in Africa; and,
  5. Critically analyse selected social categories through which ‘people who move’ are perceived and represented.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Victoria Graham

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

International studies – South Africa

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