About this unit
Race, Ethnicity and Migration is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Swinburne University of Technology. At its core, it explores the worldwide impact of migration, how it affects national culture, and its wider implications regarding international relations. You will explore various sociological theories in order to gain an in-depth understanding of the area – key themes to be discussed include globalisation, identity, citizenship, and racism.
To begin with, you will be given an overall understanding of the age of migration and the theories surrounding the issue. Following this, you will consider the contrasting experience of ‘regular’ migrants with asylum seekers and refugees. Additionally, you will explore the interplay between ethnicity and national identity, and the implications of this on racism. Finally, you will consider immigration trends worldwide, exploring Europe and America.
Ultimately, Race, Ethnicity, and Migration provides you with a broad theoretical understanding of one of the most vitally important phenomena of our age – migration. You will learn about the various reasons people chose to migrate, and the various ways society tries to negotiate the potential clashes that can occur.
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You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed the following unit:
- Ethnicity, Migration and Multiculturalism
This unit is an elective requirement in the following course:
- Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology), Swinburne University of Technology
- Bachelor of Behavioural Studies, Swinburne University of Technology
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this Race, Ethnicity, and Migration unit, the topics you will study include:
- The age of migration
- Theories of migration
- Experiences of migration 1: 'regular' migration
- Experiences of migration 2: refugees, asylum seekers and human trafficking
- Race, ethnicity and national identity
- Racism, nationalism and xenophobia
- Theories of race and ethnicity
- Multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism and citizenship
- South Africa
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OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
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