• Offered by School of Politics and International Relations and the School of Demography
  • 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 Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof James Raymer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in 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?

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Explain the history of international migration in the world.2. Identify how migration has contributed to societal change;
  2. Analyse migration theories and concepts;
  3. Assess government policies in relation to migration;
  4. Measure and analyse migration data; and
  5. Describe the importance of migration to Australia's regional population change.

Indicative Assessment

Mid-term data analysis assignment (1000 words): 20% (Learning Outcomes 5-6)
Essay assignment (2000 words): 35% (Learning Outcomes 2-4)
Exam during the end of semester exam period: 35% (Learning Outcomes 1-6)
Tutorial Participation: 10% (Learning outcomes 1-6) 
 

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Workload

130 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 Texts

Castles S, De Haas H & Miller M (2014) The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Indicative Reading List

Castles 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
  • Demography
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Politics

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9156 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person

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