Undergraduate Course: Africa: Migration and Identity (HIST10291)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||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, Personal Tutors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
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.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| 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
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Africa Mig & Ident
|Course organiser||Dr Lawrence Dritsas
Tel: (0131 6)50 4011
|Course secretary||Ms Marie-Therese Rafferty
Tel: (0131 6)50 3780