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SA3064   The Anthropology of Migration

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module will offer students the opportunity to examine past and present theoretical debates on migration. It will look at the ways in which major social, political and economic shifts at local and global level have contributed to the making and re-making of migrant subjectivities and identities in a globalised world.The module will focus specifically on a series of interconnected debates on cosmopolitanism, migration, citisenship and multiculturalism. This is intended to increase students' awareness of the active role played by migrants in wider political, social, and economic transformations, and for current anthropological debates on agency and personhood, on gender and intimacy, on subjectivity and identity.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass SA2001 and pass SA2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture, 1 seminar per week and 2 hours film/video viewing in total.

Scheduled learning hours: 24

Guided independent study hours: 276

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination or Take-Home Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

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

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination or Take-Home Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%


Module teaching staff: Dr M Fumanti