Undergraduate Course: Africa: Migration and Identity (HIST10291)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||History
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||This course seeks to explore the historical trajectories of patterns of human migration within, into and from Africa and how people?s movements have contributed to the making of African identities up to present day. Its interdisciplinary approach allows student to engage with a wide range of notions and studies within the fields of history and the social sciences. The course examines the environmental, economic, social and political (as well as individual) reasons why people have moved and continue to move; it analyses different forms of migration (forced, labour, skilled, refugee etc.) and the ways in which they created new identities, reaffirmed old ones and originated new patterns of exclusion and inclusion in African societies.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Directors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 3 History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||Yes
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|Central||Lecture||Lecture Theatre 5, 7 Bristo Square (Room G.16)||18-29|| 14:00 - 15:50|
||Week 18, Monday, 14:00 - 15:50, Zone: Central. Lecture Theatre 5, 7 Bristo Square (Room G.16) |
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|By the end of the course students should be able to demonstrate, by means of course work and examination:
- critical analysis of theories on migration
- use of interdisciplinary approaches in examining social and cultural historical processes
- familiarity with themes which have relevance to the general social history
- communication skills and critical reflection on their own learning processes
|The course will require one essay of about 3000 words (35% of overall assessment), in-class presentation (10%), class participation across the semester (5%), and one two-hour examination paper (50%). Students will receive written feedback and individual consultation on their work.|
Visiting Student Variant Assessment:
When this course is taught in Semester 1, the Visiting Student assessment will be:
One essay of about 3000 words (35% of overall assessment);
In-class presentation (10%);
Class participation across the semester (5%);
One 'take home' examination paper (50%).
Students will receive written feedback and individual consultation on their work.
If taught in Semester 2, the assessment is as detailed for full year students.
||Course secretary||Ms Marie-Therese Rafferty
Tel: (0131 6)50 3780
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