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Swinburne University of Technology
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.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed the following unit:
In this Race, Ethnicity, and Migration unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is an elective requirement in the following course:
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.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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