GY331 Half Unit
Geographies of Global Migration
This information is for the 2018/19 session.
Dr Claire Mercer STC 4.18 and Dr Romola Sanyal STC 3.05
This course is available on the BA in Geography, BSc in Economic History and Geography, BSc in Environment and Development, BSc in Environmental Policy with Economics and BSc in Geography with Economics. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.
Section 1: Introduction
Week 1 Geographies of global migration
Week 2 Concepts
Section 2: Migration and development
Week 3 The migration-development nexus
Week 4 Remittances
Week 5 Diaspora policies
Week 7 African diasporas
Section 3: Security and migration
Week 8 Geopolitics of migration
Week 9 Borders
Week 10 Forced migration and refugees I
Week 11 Forced migration and refugees II
10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the LT.
Students on this course will have a reading week in Week 6.
Students will be expected to produce two pieces of formative work in the Lent Term
Cohen, R. (2008) Global diasporas: an introduction, second edition, Routledge, London.
Harris, T. (2013) Geographical diversions: Tibetan trade, global transactions, Univerity of Georgia Press, Athens
Knott, K. and S. McLoughlin (eds) (2010) Diasporas: concepts, intersections, identities, Zed, London
Samers, M. (2010) Migration, Routledge, Oxford
Mercer, C., B. Page and M Evans (2008) Development and the African diaspora: place and the politics of home, Zed, London
Van Naerssen, T., E. Spaan and A. Zoomers (eds) (2011) Global migration and development, London, Routledge
Exam (75%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Coursework (25%, 1500 words) in the LT.
Department: Geography & Environment
Total students 2017/18: Unavailable
Average class size 2017/18: Unavailable
Capped 2017/18: No
Value: Half Unit
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