• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Anthropology
  • Areas of interest Anthropology, Development Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Sverre Molland
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2017
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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.

Learning Outcomes

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:

  1. Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the key concepts and approaches used by development scholars and practitioners who work in migration and development;
  2. Develop competencies in migration work as development practitioners and understand the likely social and economic impacts of migration policies and practices
  3. Reflect critically on their own experiences of migration and development in the light of the concepts and methods introduced in this course.

Indicative Assessment

Forum contributions (20%)  [Learning outcomes 1,2,3]
Critical Review, 2000 words (25%) [Learning outcome 1, 3]
Policy Discussion Paper, 4000 words (45%) [Learning outcome 2, 3]
Tutorial participation (10%) [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3]


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130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 24 hours of combined lecture and tutorials; and, b) 106 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development program, Master of Anthropology, Master of Globalisation, Master of Natural Hazards and Disasters, or Master of Environment.

Prescribed Texts



Oishi, N. 2005. Women in Motion: globalization, state policies, and labor migration,  Stanford University Press, Stanford. 



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Student Contribution Band:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9435 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 Online N/A
9436 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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