- Code DEMO8047
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Demography
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Demography
- Areas of interest Geography, Political Sciences, Population Studies, Sociology, Demography
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof James Raymer
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
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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. It also examines the impacts of migration on the migrants themselves and the countries of origin and destination. Specific topics 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 focusing on Australia, the US, Europe and the Asian region allow for a comparison of the different types of movements and associated policy responses.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- discuss theories from various disciplinary perspectives in relation to the factors motivating and sustaining international migration flows;
- demonstrate an understanding of the issues related to current trends and patterns in international population movements in different countries and regions;
- discuss the policy implications of international migration trends and patterns, and critique policy recommendations based on the theoretical and empirical perspectives on international migration; and
- conduct an independent piece of research on a topic or issue related to international migration based on analysis of empirical data or library research.
- Seminar participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Written assignment, 1500 words (25) [LO 1,2]
- Research essay on a topic of your choice, 4500 words (65) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 3 hour seminars each week.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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.
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