• Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Political Science
  • Areas of interest Political Sciences
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Kim Huynh
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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Refugee Politics: Displacement and Exclusion in the 20th and 21st Centuries (POLS6101)

This course addresses three questions. Who is a refugee? What compels refugees to leave their homes? And how should governments and communities respond to them? In answering the first question we will explore recent examples of asylum seeking, state building and international law. In answering the second question we will look at the impacts of globalisation, war, persecution, poverty and environmental change on people flows. In answering the third question we will assess border protection, international organisations, and refugee advocacy. The interaction of concepts and case studies will illuminate the dynamics of political belonging and exclusion in international relations

Learning Outcomes

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

By the end of this course students should be able to

1. Respond in thoughtful and informed ways to questions such as, ‘Who is a refugee?’, ‘What causes refugees and irregular migrants to leave their homes?’, ‘What should we do about them?’ and ‘What does political belonging mean?’ These responses should draw from key concepts and examples in international relations and reflect the students’ sustained engagement with the course.

2. Effectively catalogue and process information provided by way of lectures, presentations, discussions, debates and audio visual material.

3. Develop their analytical and communication skills by way of an essay, a presentation and an examination.

4. Take command of their education, contributing in proactive and creative ways to their tutorials, lectures and assessment. They should develop a healthy thirst for ideas, examples and experiences related to the topic. They should appreciate that a world class education demands constructive interaction with tutors and other students. 

Indicative Assessment

Presentation (10%) [LO 1, 2, 3 & 4]

Essay 4000 words (50%) [LO 1, 2 & 3]

Examination (40%) [LO 1, 2 & 3]

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Workload

Two Hour seminar per week plus individual study of 8 – 10 hours per week

Prescribed Texts

A list of recommended readings are provided at the start of the course.

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 $1542
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 $3618
2004 $3618
2005 $3618
2006 $3618
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, 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
8412 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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