HUMN 3041 Geographies of Migration

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101694

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Description An international and cross-institutional discussion of immigration and settlement. Covering the theory and experience of immigration. Considers the international and national regulation of immigration and settlement policies, as well as refugee policy. Case studies are from Australia and Canada, and Singapore. Within mixed tutorial groups (with students from Singapore, Vancouver & Sydney) students will exchange experiences and opinions of immigration.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Human Geography

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject


Successful completion of 80 credit points.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Construct case studies and files on the impacts of international migration, drawing upon statistics, experiences, visual material and other technologies
  2. Summarise, contrast and critically analyse theories of international migration
  3. Integrate theories of immigration with statistics, field data and personal experiences
  4. Relate international migration to the forces and theory of globalisation and population movement
  5. Critically evaluate the competing political arguments regarding migration and its impacts
  6. Relate political arguments regarding migration to their own personal experiences (and those of their peers)
  7. Develop a tolerance and appreciation of cultural difference within cities of immigrant reception
  8. Develop a sense of international co-operation and citizenship, and establish enduring links with peers in Singapore (The National University of Singapore (NUS)) and Vancouver (The University of British Columbia (UBC))

Subject Content

Migration types and drives
Theorising migration
Australian immigration: history, flows and impacts
Immigrant residential concentration
Population, immigration and environment
Transnational flows and migration policies in Singapore
Canadian immigration and settlement
Undocumented migration and human trafficking
Australian aspects of forced migration and human trafficking
Environmental refugees


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Participation Tutorial Participation, lodged on-line (exhibit 100 words, workshop findings 100 words, on-line tutorial postings 200 words x 5 = 1,200 words) 40 N Individual
Critical Review 1,000 words 30 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 30 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • de Haas, H, Castles, S & Miller, MJ 2020, The Age of Migration: International population movements in the modern world, 6th Edition, Red Globe Press.

Teaching Periods

Spring (2023)

Penrith (Kingswood)


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Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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