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HIST245 Global Migrations: From Slavery to Refugees

A survey of global migrations from the transatlantic slave trade to 21st-century refugees.

An exploration of global migrations from the transatlantic slave trade through to 21st century refugee resettlements.

This paper adopts a broad chronological and geographical scope to examine how and why global migrations to and from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania have shaped the modern world. It explores key themes of identity, belonging, religion, multiculturalism, xenophobia, deportation, terrorism and trauma.

The paper is essential for students who major in History, and it also complements studies in a wide range of subjects including law, politics, anthropology, sociology, geography, and psychology.

This paper is 100% internally assessed.

Paper title Global Migrations: From Slavery to Refugees
Paper code HIST245
Subject History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $904.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,954.75

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Prerequisite
One 100-level HIST paper or 54 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

angela.mccarthy@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Professor Angela McCarthy

Textbooks

Course materials will be made available electronically.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the key causes and consequences, continuities and change, and myths and legacies of global migration from the 1600s through to the present day;
  • Obtain an appreciation of multidisciplinary approaches to the study of migration;
  • Acquire skills of evaluating and interpreting historical sources and debates.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A3 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39
A4 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39

A survey of global migrations from the transatlantic slave trade to 21st-century refugees.

A multidisciplinary exploration of global migrations from the transatlantic slave trade through to 21st century refugee resettlements.

Ranging broadly across time and space, this course examines how and why global migrations to and from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania have shaped the modern world. With a focus on slaves, convicts, indentured workers, labour migrants and refugees, we will also interrogate how migrants coped with such life-changing moves. Among themes explored are identity, belonging, religion, multiculturalism, racism, xenophobia, deportation, and trauma.

Paper title Global Migrations: From Slavery to Refugees
Paper code HIST245
Subject History
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2021 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
One 100-level HIST paper or 54 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact

angela.mccarthy@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Professor Angela McCarthy

Textbooks

Course materials will be made available electronically.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Understand the key causes and consequences, continuities and change, and myths and legacies of global migration from the 1600s through to the present day
  • Obtain an appreciation of multidisciplinary approaches to the study of migration
  • Acquire skills of evaluating and interpreting historical sources and debates

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 10, 12, 15, 17, 19
A2 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 10, 12, 15, 17, 19