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GG3234   Migration and Transnationalism

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Offered on a two-year cycle

Planned timetable: 14:00 - 16:00 Friday

This module is designed to advance students' appreciation of the chief academic arguments associated with migration and transnationalism. Geographical analysis of the changing role of labour migration in the world economy offers a distinctive perspective on this spatially, socially and economically selective process. Other new mobilities, such as the very significant increase in international student mobility, illustrate the complex ways in which globalisation interfaces with the efforts of individuals, families and communities to add to their social and cultural capital. Although dominantly concerned with international mobility, other scales of analysis will also be considered (e.g. the body). Finally, the course briefly covers issues associated with immigration, refugee and asylum policies.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must ( pass GG2011 and pass GG2012 ) or ( pass SD2001 and pass SD2002 )

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 hour lecture and 1 hour seminar (x 10 weeks) + 2 x 1-hour essay feedback and exam revision sessions.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 178

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%


Module teaching staff: Dr D McCollum