POL2086 : Issues in Global Migration
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr lucrezia Canzutti
- Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
What factors shape migration flows worldwide? How does international mobility transform migrants’ countries and societies of origin? Do migrants and refugees represent a threat to the economy, democracy, and security of their host-states? This module provides students with the opportunity to critically engage with these questions and become familiar with the main debates surrounding the topic of international migration. The course covers a variety of themes including migration and development, democracy, security, conflict and the environment. Using contemporary case studies from across the world, the module combines theoretical insights with accounts of migration in practice.
Outline Of Syllabus
• Global Migration: Who, Where, and Why?
• Gender and Migration
• Migration, economic welfare and development
• Migration and Democracy
• Migration and Security
• Migration and Conflict
• Migration and the Environment
• Migration, Rights, and Privilege
• Migration, Citizenship, and Statelessness
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||11||2:00||22:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||2||2:00||4:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||164:00||164:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures introduce students to the key themes and issues relating to migration. Seminars will provide students with the opportunity to discuss these in greater depth while cultivating collaboration, debate, and peer-learning.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Research proposal||2||M||20||500 word research proposal|
|Research paper||2||A||80||3000 word research paper|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The 3,000 word research paper evaluates students’ ability to comprehend, engage with, and apply the module content. The 500 words research proposal aims to support the students in the planning phase of the assessment.