• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ashley Carruthers
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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Introducing the Anthropology of Migration. Crossing Borders investigates classical and contemporary debates around migration, flight, resettlement and ethnic community formation. Some of the key questions the course will pose include: What are the key dynamics driving migration in the era of globalisation? Which are the new migrant sending and receiving countries and why? Why do people migrate and how have their migrations produced racially plural and culturally diverse societies virtually throughout the developed world? In a context of cheap and fast global transport and communications, are migrants developing new ways of being at home in their adopted lands? Is migration any longer a final move, or is it part of an ongoing process? How do host nation populations react to the presence of refugees, labour migrants and transnational citizens in their midst? How are recent demographic trends and the spectre of global climate change already affecting migration flows and regulatory regimes? We will explore these issues and others using detailed case studies from Australia, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  1. Identify and distinguish between different kinds of migration and migrant identity.
  2. Apply concepts learnt in the course to actual case studies of migration.
  3. Formulate arguments about specific instances of migration in a way that engages with contemporary debates among migration theorists.
  4. Recognise and critique stereotypes and myths about migrants.
  5. Conceptualise migration as a complex process involving individual and family decisions made in a broader social, cultural, political and economic context.
  6. Place migration in the broader context of contemporary globalisation.

Indicative Assessment

Small group presentation to tutorial + 500 word individual summary(15%), Migration narrative assignment 1,500 words(30%) Essay 2000 words (45%) Tutorial attendance and participation (10%)

 

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Workload

2 hours of lectures and one hour of tutorial per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of 1000 level courses. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ANTH6515. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8885 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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