Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Understanding Global Migration

Module L7041C

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

This interdisciplinary module focuses on the profound impact of human migration on the world we live in. It explores a range of geographical, economic, political, social and cultural issues surrounding migration. The module introduces the key theories, concepts and ideas used to define and understand migration, and covers the main types, causes and consequences of migration. Following a roughly chronological sequence in order to foster a sense of historical continuity and change, it covers topics such as labour migration, refugees, irregular migration, integration and exclusion, migration and development, and the impact of gender on the migration process.

Module learning outcomes

Understanding of key approaches to measuring migration, including data sources and their limitations.

Knowledge about the range of definitions, terms and concepts which are often applied to theories of and current debates about migration.

Knowledge of the main geographical and historical patterns of migration in Europe, and how they have affected both sending and receiving countries.

Acquire the ability to critically evaluate, analyse and debate texts and other relevant material in written essays.

TypeTimingWeighting
Coursework100.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT1 Week 7 50.00%
EssayT1 Week 12 50.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterLecture1 hour111110111110
Autumn SemesterSeminar1 hour111110111110

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Fae Dussart

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/175386

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/214700

Dr Tahir Zaman

Convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/434365

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