6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Winter semester 2019 (On-campus block of classes)
Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.
The unit may be offered as part of the Winter Arts ProgramWinter Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/winter-program.html).
The unit examines migrations of people across the globe as a potent force in the making of the modern world, with a focus on Australia since the mid-eighteenth century to the present day. The movement of people is considered in the context of major transformations in criminal codes, government legislation, labor force requirements, resources booms, and the disruptions of revolution, war and armed conflict. Groups to be studied include convicts, assisted immigrants, indentured labourers, gold-seekers, displaced persons, refugees and asylum seekers. The efforts of governments to shape their populations, through mechanisms such as transportation, the regulation and restriction of migration, deportation, internment and border control will also be studied.
On successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:
- identify and explain the major forces that have shaped the movement of people across the globe to Australia since the mid-eighteenth century;
- distinguish between transportees, indentured labourers, slaves, assisted migrants, displaced persons, refugees and asylum seekers;
- analyse the migration patterns and developments that have influenced the shifting demography of Australia through problem based learning research projects;
- develop oral and written communication skills in constructing evidence-based arguments using a variety of primary and secondary sources
- reflect critically on what they have learnt.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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