• Offered by Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Demography
  • Areas of interest Population Studies, Social Research, Demography

This course examines international migration from both theoretical and empirical perspectives to provide students with an understanding of the factors behind current trends in international population movements and their impacts on the migrants themselves and the countries of origin and destination.

Specific topics examined each year include gender and migration, the concept of 'replacement migration', the effectiveness of temporary migrant worker programs and the Global Commission on International Migration report. Case studies focussing on Australia, the US, Europe and the Asian region allow for a comparison of the different types of movements and associated policy response.

Learning Outcomes

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

Students complete the readings each week for discussion in class. The course is taught intensively as a graduate research seminar over an eight-week period. Students then have four weeks to write a research essay during which time the course convenor will be available for consultation. Students completing the course should be able to:

  1. Discuss the theories from various disciplinary perspectives in relation to the factors motivating and sustaining international migration flows;

  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the issues related to current trends and patterns in international population movements in different countries and regions;

  3. Discuss the policy implications of international migration trends and patterns and critique policy recommendations based on the theoretical and empirical perspectives on international migration examined in the course.

  4. Research and write a paper on a topic or issue related to international migration based on analysis of empirical data or library research.

 

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on seminar participation (10% of total grade), a short written assignment (1500 words, 25% of total grade) and a research essay on a topic of your choice (4000-6000 words, 65% of total grade). 

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Workload

2 x 1.5 hour lectures per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Graduate Certificate in Social Research (6892) or Master of Social Research (7121). Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

 

There is no prescribed text. Reading will be mainly research papers from international migration journals. Copies will be handed out in class or are available online and can be downloaded from the relevant websites.

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 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3534
2004 $3534
2005 $3534
2006 $3534
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3226 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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