6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2018
Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.
The unit may be offered as part of the Summer Arts ProgramSummer Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/summer-program.html).
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.
On successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:
- Recognise the categories of migrants;
- Appreciate the peculiarities of the contemporary migrant experience;
- Understand the major theoretical explanations for international migration;
- Understand the major causes and impacts of international migration in Africa; and,
- Critically analyse selected social categories through which 'people who move' are perceived and represented.
Within semester assessment: 100%
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.
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