- Code ANTH8042
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Anthropology
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Development Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Patrick Kilby
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Second Semester 2015
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The course aim is to give students a comprehensive understanding of the key issues in international and well as internal migration, as they affect developing countries and their development. The focus will primarily be on people moving as migrants or refugees between developing countries, but may consider migration from developing to developed countries in certain cases. This will cover topics such as refugee movement; the discourse of people smuggling and people trafficking; the effect of immigrant populations on local communities; and the economic contribution of migrant labour. The course will consider several case studies with different social and cultural contexts, with a focus on the Pacific, East Asia, and South Asia.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Students who satisfy the requirements of this course will have the knowledge and skills:
- to demonstrate a critical appreciation of the key concepts and approaches used by development scholars and practitioners who work in migration and development;
- to engage in migration work as development practitioners and understand the likely social and economic impacts of migration policies and practices
- to reflect critically on their own experiences of migration and development in the light of the concepts and methods introduced in this course.
There will be three elements in the Assessment for this course:
Assessment 1: On-Line Forums: (20%) - this will be based on student contribution to the fortnightly On-Line Forums
Assessment 2: Critical Review: Minor Essay 2000 words (30%). A critical review of literature taken from one of the topics from weeks 1-5 of the course
Assessment 3: Policy Discussion Paper Major Essay, 4000 words, (50%), due Nov 3. A discussion paper on an aspect of migrant labour policy.
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For a 6 credit point course, the total notional workload over the 15-week semester (including time spent in class for on-campus students (2 hours per week) , or listening to recorded lectures for online students); analysing the readings, participating in on-lin forums, and writing assignments is about 120 hours (approx. 8 hours per week). However, a student's personal workload will depend on individual factors such as prior knowledge, existing skills, and learning style.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Oishi, N. 2005. Women in Motion: globalization, state policies, and labor migration, Stanford University Press, Stanford.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1022||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|
|3285||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|