- Code DEMO2003
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Demography and the School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Demography
- Areas of interest Policy Studies, Political Sciences, Population Studies, Demography, Asia Pacific Studies More...
- Academic career UGRD
- Prof James Raymer
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2019
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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.
- Mid-term data analysis assignment (1000 words) (20) [LO 4]
- Essay assignment (2000 words) (35) [LO 2,3,4,5]
- Exam during the end of semester exam period (2 hours) (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Tutorial Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities and 12 hours of tutorial discussion.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Prescribed TextsCastles S, De Haas H & Miller M (2014) The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
Preliminary ReadingCastles S, De Haas H & Miller M (2014) The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
Goldin I, Cameron G & Balarajan M (2011) Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future. Princeton and Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Richards E (2008) Destination Australia. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
White M (2016) International Handbook of Migration and Population Distribution. London: Springer.
Areas of Interest
- Policy Studies
- Political Sciences
- Population Studies
- Asia Pacific Studies
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