- Class Number 6023
- Term Code 3160
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Prof James Raymer
- Prof James Raymer
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 26/07/2021
- Class End Date 29/10/2021
- Census Date 14/09/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
Migration and urbanisation are driving population and societal change across the industrialised world. This inter-disciplinary course will provide you with the necessary skills to analyse migration patterns across and within countries. Students will explore key questions such as what is migration and why is it so difficult to measure? What are the main reasons why people leave their country or area of origin? How does migration affect sending and receiving societies? How can policies be designed to influence the size and characteristics of migration?
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- explain the history of international migration and identify how migration has contributed to societal change across the world, including Australia;
- analyse migration theories and concepts;
- assess government policies in relation to migration;
- measure and analyse migration data; and
- conduct an independent piece of research on the topic of migration.
Migration is fundamental to understanding Australia's population change and society in a global context. Over 28% of the population were born abroad and one-half of the population has at least one parent born overseas. Current expectations are that these trends will continue for the foreseeable future. This interdisciplinary course provides the theory, tools, and policy implications for understanding migration's contribution to population change and the policies designed to ensure Australia benefits from migration. It also provides a basis for understanding other internal and international migration flows occurring elsewhere in the world.
Additional Course Costs
There are no additional course costs required.
Examination Material or equipment
This information will be provided on the course webpage towards the end of the semester: https://wattlecourses.anu.edu.au
There are no additional resources required.
Students are encouraged to purchase the following two books:
- Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future by Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron and Meera Balarajan published in 2011 by Princeton University Press.
- The Age of Mass Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (6th Edition) by Hein De Haas, Stephen Castles and Mark J. Miller published in 2020 by Red Globe Press, London.
Note, a copy of both texts will be available in the ANU Menzies Library’s Reserve Section throughout the semester. All other readings posted on the course website will be made available electronically through the ANU Library or as a PDF attachment in Wattle.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class
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It is of the utmost importance that you cite appropriately the articles, books and other sources whose findings, interpretations and theories you either use, rely on or allude to, in your essay. Referencing is not the most important aspect of your essay—content is the most important — but it is such a common error to reference poorly that we wish to emphasise that poor referencing is sloppy and will lose marks.
Here are the basics:
- The correct way to make a statement on the basis of one made by a source you have read is to put the comment into your own words and quote the source. For example: “There are three areas in which, according to Preston (1986), values have been changing” or “Preston (1986) says that three types of value change have been occurring” or “One author, Preston, suggests that values are changing in three areas (Preston 1986)”.
- All sources cited in the text should appear in a reference list at the end of the essay. A reference list documents your sources and provides the information necessary to identify and retrieve each source. The reference list includes only the sources that were used in the research and preparation of the essay. It lists specific works that support your statements and that were cited in the text of the essay. In contrast, a bibliography lists general works on a topic. These may include works which are not cited explicitly in an essay or a project. In general, coursework essays require a reference list as distinct from a bibliography. Bibliographies are almost never appropriate for coursework essays or for projects in demography and social statistics.
- Citations should be made at the appropriate place in the text. You should not simply include a bibliography to your essay without citing relevant authors at those places through the text where you rely on them as a source.
- You should only cite in your text as "author (date)" those sources that you have seen yourself. If, for example, Preston quotes a study by King you should either say: “King (1973) cited in Preston (1986)” or “King (1973) is quoted in Preston (1986) as having shown …..” etc. Both the King (1973) and Preston (1986) references should appear in the reference list. You will lose marks for giving the impression, by misleading referencing, that you have consulted sources that you have not in fact seen but are cited in an article or book or other source that you have read.
- Sometimes an author expresses something so well that you will want to quote them verbatim. If so, put the sentence in quotes, or indent the text to indicate clearly that these are not your words, and cite the source directly afterwards ".. quoted text here…." (Preston, 1986). However you should do this very sparingly and not as a matter of routine. It is never acceptable to quote an author verbatim without indicating the source clearly and either putting the passage in question in quotation marks or indenting the text to show that it is a quotation. It is never acceptable to make extensive use of direct quotation—an essay should consist largely of your own words.
- You should be careful in taking notes to distinguish clearly between your own words and those of the author(s) you are reading—otherwise you may reproduce the author’s words in your essay, thinking them to be your own. It is your responsibility to ensure that you do not reproduce the words of others as if they were your own. This is a form of plagiarism and will be penalised accordingly (see below).
Style of referencing: There are many styles of referencing used in academic publications. Any referencing format in standard use in scholarly social science publications is acceptable. However, you would be well advised to choose a straightforward one and stick to that in all your essays.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction to course and concepts|
|2||History of migration before 1945|
|3||History of migration post 1945|
|4||Data and measurement|
|5||Indicators and analysis|
|6||Theories of migration|
|7||Demography of migration||Assignment 1|
|8||Labour markets, family reunification, skilled migration|
|9||Transformation of societies|
|10||Role of government and quest for control|
|11||Resurgence of low-skilled and temporary migration schemes|
|12||Future of migration||Assignment 2|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Data analysis (Deadline 7 September)||20 %||07/09/2021||21/09/2021||5, 6|
|Essay (Deadline 28 October)||35 %||28/10/2021||18/11/2021||2, 3, 4|
|Exam during the end of semester exam period||35 %||20/11/2021||04/12/2021||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
|Participation||10 %||28/10/2021||28/10/2021||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 5, 6
Data analysis (Deadline 7 September)
This assignment focuses on analysing migration data focusing on the topics covered in weeks 4 and 5 of the course and is designed to provide an opportunity for you to examine, compare and analyse some migration data over time. Details will be provided during Week 5.
This assignment is judged based on the following criteria with equal weight:
- Addresses the question set
- Structure and focus
- Quality of writing
- Exposition, discussion and analysis
- Appropriate use of graphs and tables
Word limit (where applicable): 1000 words
Estimated return date: 21 Septempber
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 2, 3, 4
Essay (Deadline 28 October)
The essay assignment is an opportunity for you to examine in depth a specific issue related to international migration. Details will be provided in Week 7 and posted on the course website.
This assignment is judged based on:
- Addresses the question set
- Structure and focus
- Knowledge of relevant literature
- Referencing in text and in reference list
- Exposition, discussion and analysis
- Original thinking
- Quality of writing
- Appropriate use of examples
Word limit (where applicable): 2000 words
Estimated return date: 18 November
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Exam during the end of semester exam period
This course includes an exam during the end of the semester exam period. Details will be provided in Week 11 and posted on the course website.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Participation is measured by active engagement in tutorials.
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Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
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Migration, ethnicity, integration, demographic change, international relations, public policy, sociology, politics, economics, international development, urbanisation, spatial analysis, ethnicity, integration
Prof James Raymer