The aim of this unit is for students to have an understanding of the different forms migration takes today, and to develop a critical understanding of the key debates around migration. The underlying theme of the unit is to link migration to broader processes of social change at the global, regional and national levels. The unit will compare and discuss a variety of forms of migration, including forced migration, skilled migration and temporary migration. It will look at key issues, including migrant remittances, migrant political organisations and debates around identity, cultural pluralism and multiculturalism.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is not a compulsorily taken as part of any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.