GEOG 3026 - Global International Migration

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017

This course is designed to introduce students to the scale, composition, characteristics, causes, effects and implications of evolving patterns of population movement between nations. It focuses especially on the relationship between migration on the one hand and economic development, environmental issues and social change on the other, arguing that the relationship is complex and multi-directional. It introduces the concept of diaspora and investigates its increasing significance. While the focus is on global patterns and issues there is a concentration on Australia and the Asia Pacific region to illustrate the main emerging patterns. A number of theories which have been put forward to explain migration are investigated and assessed. There is a particular concentration on the role of policy with respect to both the migration process and the reception of migrants in destination countries. Migration is a strongly gendered process and the migration of women, its distinct causes and implications are examined. Student migration is another topic of interest that will be examined in the course.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code GEOG 3026
    Course Global International Migration
    Coordinating Unit Geography, Environment and Population
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours a week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites At least 6 units of level 2 undergraduate study
    Incompatible GEST2023 &3023, GEST 2033, GEOG2133 taught on advanced 2-3 system
    Assumed Knowledge It will be assumed students have proficiency at research and written skills for Level III
    Course Description This course is designed to introduce students to the scale, composition, characteristics, causes, effects and implications of evolving patterns of population movement between nations. It focuses especially on the relationship between migration on the one hand and economic development, environmental issues and social change on the other, arguing that the relationship is complex and multi-directional. It introduces the concept of diaspora and investigates its increasing significance. While the focus is on global patterns and issues there is a concentration on Australia and the Asia Pacific region to illustrate the main emerging patterns. A number of theories which have been put forward to explain migration are investigated and assessed. There is a particular concentration on the role of policy with respect to both the migration process and the reception of migrants in destination countries. Migration is a strongly gendered process and the migration of women, its distinct causes and implications are examined. Student migration is another topic of interest that will be examined in the course.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Yan Tan

    Dr Dianne Rudd
    Room G34 Ground Floor Napier Building
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Two 1 hour Lectures
    One 1 hour seminar/tutorial
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
     
     
    1. An understanding of the composition, characteristics, causes and effects of increasing global migration and its relationship with the changing global labour market.


    2.
    An understanding of the relationship between the migration between nations and economic development, the role of Diasporas, environmental issues and social change


    3.
    An understanding of Australia’s migration program and policy and how that impacts on its population growth, composition and distribution.


    4.
    To determine the vulnerability of migrant sub-groups, such as women, students, transnational families, and refugees and how policy can impinge upon the settlement experience of migrants and have implications for achieving sustainable populations and communities.


    5.
    An ability to research issues relating to international migrants and develop problem solving and high quality written skills
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,2,3
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1,2,4,5
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    1,2,4,5
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1,5
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1,2,4,5
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1,2,3,4,5,
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Access to a computer and required reading
    Recommended Resources
    Access to computer and ability to obtain data and publications through Department of Immigration and Border Protection website
    Online Learning


    Online learning is facilitated through recording of lectures, getting students to access websites- department of Immigration and Border Protection and other toolkits online (with assessed tutorial exercises attached0,. Announcements will be used regularly as will group emails, to inform students of what is happening. Many resources will be uploaded to MYUNI in folders and assignments will be submitted on-line.Lectures and material will be provided online through MyUni


  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes



    This course is based on examining policies and migration outcomes in Australia and internationally. Skill building tasks will involve accessing data and working to establish trends and patterns in migration, as well as understanding the settlement and labourforce experience of migrants relevant and useful to students when engaged in the workforce or undertaking Postgraduate research. The pedagogical approach is one designed to develop deep and critical thinking and tutorials will be encompass debate and problem solving of complex migration issues, in Australia and abroad.

    This course will use a mixed method approach comprising of lectures and tutorials (some flipped classroom mode) –tutorials will have presentations given by students around set topics. Lectures will focus on content delivery and will be recorded and many resources uploaded to MYUNI or given for students to access on line. One articulate session will be used in this course.

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.



    WORKLOAD TOTAL HOURS
     
    2 X 1 hour lecture per week 24 hours per semester

     1 x 1-hour seminar per week 12 hours per semester

     6 hours reading per week 72 hours per semester

     2 hours research per week 24 hours per semester
     

    Learning Activities Summary
    Lecture topics
    1 Introduction to Global Migration 
    2 Australian Migration Program
    3 International Migration in the Asia-Pacific I
    4 International Migration in the Asia-Pacific II
    5 Global Migration Trends
    6 Migration Theories and Concepts
    7 Skilled migration to Australia
    8 Emigration from Australia
    9 Student migration
    10 Migration and Development I
    11 Migration and Development II
    12 Impact of remittances on the home country
    13 Diaspora
    14 Trans-Tasman Migration
    15 Women and Migration
    16 Transnationalism-family
    17 Migration and Health
    18 Migration and Security
    19 Migration and Climate Change
    20 Translocations and Social Shange
    21 Migration looking to the future
    22 Migration Policy issues
    23 Summary and Revision

    Specific Course Requirements
    To complete all assignments and the exam
    Small Group Discovery Experience


    The tutorials/seminar will enable students to undertake small group discovery work, and are tailored to their specific interests, so they may build their skills and lead discussion on a topic of their choice.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary


    ASSESSMENT TASK

                                                       TASK TYPE

                                                                                                      WEIGHTING
     
                                                                                                                           COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME(S)


    3000 word Research paper                     Summative                                  35%           1, 5, 

    Tutorial participation                               Formative and summative             10%          1, 2, 4,5

    1000 word seminar paper and presentation    Summative                            30%          1, 2, 3
     
    Review article                                              Summative                            25%            1-5
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Complete all set assignements and participate plus exam
    Assessment Detail
    3000 word research paper (35%)
    1500 word Seminar Paper and presentation (30)
    Review article (25%)
    Seminar Participation (10%)
    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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