- 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 International Relations, Politics
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 AssessmentTake-home Examination (Mid semester), 1500 words (30%). Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3.
Take-home Final Exam (extending into the final examination period), 1500 words (25%). Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3.
Three quizzes (in class), 15 minutes each with additional discussion (20% weighted evenly). Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3.
Presentation, 15 minutes (15%). Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3.
Tutorial participation (10%). Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3.
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 35 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 11 hours of tutorials; and
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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