units

ATS2625

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitAnthropology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Sara Niner

Notes

Previously coded INT2050

Synopsis

Why do politicians and citizens seem so threatened by refugees, asylum seekers and labour immigrants? Is it because such people-out-of-place challenge the system of nation-states? Mobile Worlds explores socially and culturally diverse forms of migrant experience, from among those know as gypsies, nomads, refugees, asylum seekers, illegal immigrants, illegal aliens, guest workers, labour migrants, circular migrants, astronauts, settlers, diasporas and transnational communities around the globe. The aim is to understand the implications of human movement for emerging trends that will characterise life in the 21st century.

Outcomes

On successfully completing this subject, students should be able to appreciate the diverse forms of migrant experience in the contemporary world; identify ways in which refugees, asylum seekers, labour migrants and transnational communities pose a variety of challenges to the international order of nation-states; and critically analyse selected social categories through which 'people who move' are perceived and represented.

Assessment

Tutorial oral presentation (500 words): 10%
Web site or film documentary analysis (1000 words): 25%
Essay (2000 words): 40%
Class test (1000 words): 25%
Third year students will be required to provide a critical evaluation of website or documentary material, while second year students need only analyse the argument made by a particular site or film.

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

1 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

ATS1325 and ATS1326 or ATS1365 and ATS1366 or ATS1254 and ATS1255 or permission if the unit coordinator

Prohibitions