THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
The Mobile World: Geographies of Migration and Movement (U00399)
This subject examines a number of examples of human mobility in the contemporary world, including: refugee movements, asylum seekers and 'illegal immigrants', temporary worker migration, internal migrations, transnational migrations, diasporic and 'nomadic' communities and modern pilgrimages.
? Normal year taken : 3rd year
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this subject should:
- understand the range of circumstances which produce human mobility in the modern world;
- learn about the different forms that human mobility takes;
- comprehend the implications of movement for citizen rights;
- understand the relationship between migration and labour markets;
- relate different kinds of human mobility to the relevant cultural, social, political and economic circumstances;
- understand the link between globalisation and human mobility;
- relate human mobility to racialised, gendered and sexual differences;
- understand how mobility shapes contemporary senses of belonging and home.
Class assessment: As specified in course handbook
Degree assessment: One two-hour examination (2 questions) AND one essay (2000 words)
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Catherine Campbell
Prof Jane Jacobs
School Website : http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.scieng.ed.ac.uk/