Migration is a central feature of human existence and key to understanding human geography. This topic introduces students to concepts, theories, and contemporary issues of migration, and migration’s fundamental links with globalization, development, social justice, conflict and security. Through the lens of human geography, students will examine the patterns, causes, and consequences of migration and its complex, multiscalar effects on economy, politics, culture, and demography. Students will explore various case studies of migration including rural – urban migration, international migration, temporary and cyclical labour mobility, refugees and forced migration. The consequences of migration and settlement in shaping the ways that places are organised, valued and imagined will be examined by way of student-led empirical research.
This topic aims to provide students with:
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