GY331 Half Unit
Geographies of Global Migration
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Prof Claire Mercer STC4.19
Lectures will be delivered by Professor Claire Mercer and Dr Romola Sanyal
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: Understanding global migration
Section 2: Migration and development
Section 3: Migration and security
In the Department of Geography and Environment, teaching will be delivered through a combination of classes/seminars, pre-recorded lectures, live online lectures, in-person lectures and other supplementary interactive live activities.
This course is delivered through a combination of classes and lectures across Lent Term.
This course includes a reading week in Week 6 of Lent Term.
Students will be expected to produce one piece of formative work in the Lent Term
Cohen, R. (2008) Global diasporas: an introduction, second edition, Routledge, London.
Andersson, R (2014) Illegality Inc: Clandestine migration and the business of bordering Europe Berkeley, University of California Press
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.
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Department: Geography & Environment
Total students 2020/21: 18
Average class size 2020/21: 10
Capped 2020/21: No
Value: Half Unit
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