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INR3005 Migrant Worlds: Issues in Contemporary and Historical Migration

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 28 January 2023


Pre-requisite: Successful completion of a minimum of 12 units of study in any discipline or major


The flow of people globally via migration has shaped nations like Australia historically, and continues to be an important trend that influences social, cultural, political and economic issues both within the nation and the international arena. Students in a wide range of disciplines in the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts will benefit from this examination of contemporary and historical issues in global and Australian migration trends and cultures. This course will provide theoretical and conceptual underpinnings for understanding migration, as well as a case study approach to specific issues, such as humanitarian and economic migration, settlement policies, and cultural phenomena. It will provide an in-depth understanding of migration drawn from range of disciplines, such as international relations, history, social sciences, and cultural studies.

Students investigate and examine the theoretical and conceptual bases of migration as a global phenomenon that shapes local, national and international cultures, societies, economies and politics. They also analyse a range of international and Australian case studies to explore major trends and issues, such as humanitarian migration trends, economic migration, settlements policies (such as multiculturalism), and cultural representations (such as art, film and literature).

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Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 28 January 2023