- Code POLS6101
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest Political Sciences
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
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- analyse different conceptions of refugees and other irregular migrants;
- understand and differentiate the causes of human displacement with particular focus on the global political economy; and
- consider and assess ways to enhance international relations, national politics and personal ethics so as to cater for this displacement.
Indicative AssessmentOption 1
3,000 word essay (50%). Learning Outcomes 1-3.
Take-Home Examination - 2500 words with 1 week to complete (50%). Learning Outcomes 1-3.
2,500 word essay (45%). Learning Outcomes 1-3.
Take-Home Examination - 2500 words with 1 week to complete (45%). Learning Outcomes 1-3.
Presentation (individual) of 10 minutes (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-3.
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A 2 hour lecture, 1 hour video and 2 hour forum for 8 weeks (40 hours). An additional two weeks will be dedicated to research and writing seminars (4 hours). One week will be dedicated to an examination preparation seminar (2 hours). There is no formal face-to-face contact in the two remaining weeks which will be occupied by structured activities, specifically reading and reflection upon a) the preliminary material [articles on refugee politics in Australia and the Asia-Pacific] and b) their marked and returned essays.
In addition to the contact hours, an average of 6.5 hours per week should be spent preparing for class and for the assessment pieces (84 hours).
Total hours: 130
A list of recommended readings are provided at the start of the course.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2631||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|