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BAEcon Economics
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BAEcon Economics / Course details

Year of entry: 2018

Course unit details:
Forced Migration

Unit code SOCY30082
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Sociology
Available as a free choice unit? Yes

Overview

 

The unit aims to:

 

  • To understand the key concepts and the complex factors that result in forced migration.
  • To explore international responses and instruments that governs all categories of forced migrants and to be able to critically assess their adequacy in the 21st century.
  • To critically evaluate the relevance of theories to help our understanding of forced migration and experiences of different types of forced migrant.
  • To explore the gendered dimensions of forced migration

To understand the diversity of experiences among forced migrants in host countries 

Aims

 

The unit aims to:

 

  • To understand the key concepts and the complex factors that result in forced migration.
  • To explore international responses and instruments that governs all categories of forced migrants and to be able to critically assess their adequacy in the 21st century.
  • To critically evaluate the relevance of theories to help our understanding of forced migration and experiences of different types of forced migrant.
  • To explore the gendered dimensions of forced migration

To understand the diversity of experiences among forced migrants in host countries 

Learning outcomes

 

Student should be able to:

 

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key concepts in Forced Migration Studies and the main causes of different types of forced migration
  • Engage in a theoretically informed discussions relating to global movements of forced migrants and the application of theory to these global movements.
  • To synthesis, summarise and critically evaluate information from a range of sources including academic and grey literature in order to produce assessed coursework. 
  • Have understood the main international instruments, including human rights treaties, governing forced migrants and forced migration.

Acquire and demonstrate transferable skills through group work and debates. 

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written exam 50%
Written assignment (inc essay) 50%

Feedback methods

Formative assessment: Students will be required to write a non-assessed essay plan, detailing the main areas and sub-areas they will cover in their assessed essay, alongside a brief annotated bibliography that indicates 5-6 articles, books, chapters or reports they will be including in their essay. The total maximum word count for this formative assessment will be 1,000 words. The aim of this formative assessment is to prepare students for their essay and ensure that they start to critically engage with the relevant literature. Although this is non-assessed it is still compulsory and non-submission will be penalised with a deduction of 5%.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 30
Independent study hours
Independent study 170

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Alice Bloch Unit coordinator

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