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GEOGG201 Approaches to Global Migration
  
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GEOGG201 Approaches to Global Migration

CORE: GEOGG201 - APPROACHES TO GLOBAL MIGRATION
(15 credits)

Term 1 (2012)

Staff:

Convenor: Alan Latham. 
Other lecturing staff: Ingrid Boccardi, Adam Dennett, Luigi Minale, Richard Mole, John Salt, Uta Staiger, Tariq Jazeel


Aims:

This course aims to introduce students to interdisciplinary approaches to migration, and core concepts.

Content:

The course will provide an overview of the field, discussing key ideas and debates in relation to:
1) migration flows and processes (including economic, demographic and ethnographic approaches)
2) state policy, legal and institutional frameworks (including approaches to the law, policy and its evasion)
3) and culture and identity (including approaches to integration, transnationalism and diaspora)
Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of key theoretical concepts in migration studies, and of diverse disciplinary approaches. This will provide them with the tools to critically analyse flows and processes, data sources, policy, politics, and to assess theoretical developments in the interdisciplinary field of migration. They will acquire transferable research skills in critical thinking, information collection and management, communication and presentation.


Assessment:

100% coursework - 1 x 3000 word essay.

Format:

The course will involve contact time of 2 hours a week, comprising a mixture of lectures, seminars and discussion. Each 2 hour session will comprise a 1 hr lecture and 1 hr student led discussion based on readings set a week in advance. Students are expected to engage in independent reading, to make presentations to the group and engage in discussion.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of key theoretical concepts in migration studies, and of diverse disciplinary approaches. This will provide them with the tools to critically analyse flows and processes, data sources, policy, politics, and to assess theoretical developments in the interdisciplinary field of migration. They will acquire transferable research skills in critical thinking, information collection and management, communication and presentation.