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:
Ethnicity, Migration and Multiculturalism
Areas of study
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
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.
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By understanding why people migrate, and the wider societal implications of this, you can apply these analytical skills with great success in business tasks. This unit will help to broaden your mindset and develop strong empathy skills – skills that will prove useful in all aspect of life. Moreover, completing a unit that provides you with a broad understanding of different worldwide cultures can open up possibilities to travel in your career.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Race, Ethnicity and Migration from Swinburne University of Technology.
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Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.
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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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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
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).
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