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AZA3625

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Social Science, South Africa
OfferedSouth Africa First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Shibu Sangale

Synopsis

The unit explores international migration through an interdisciplinary lens. It includes a historical overview of international mobility, pertinent international case studies and theoretical attempts to explain migration. Combined, these dimensions provide insight into the social and cultural experiences of migrants from around the world. The aim is to understand the implications of human movement for emerging trends that will characterise life in the 21st century.

Outcomes

On successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  1. Recognise the categories of migrants;
  2. Appreciate the peculiarities of the contemporary migrant experience;
  3. Understand the major theoretical explanations for international migration;
  4. Understand the major causes and impacts of international migration in Africa; and,
  5. Critically analyse selected social categories through which 'people who move' are perceived and represented.

Assessment

1. Tutorial oral presentation: 500 words (10%)
2. Web site or film documentary analysis: 1000 words (25%)
3. Research Essay: 2000 words (40%)
4. Class Test: 1000 words (25%)

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Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week

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