DVST200 - Refugees and Forced Migration

10 cp
Prerequisites 10 cp from 100-level units in International Development Studies
Teaching Organisation Nil

This is a specified unit for the Bachelor of International Development Studies, building on skills and knowledge from 100-level units. Government and non-Government aid and development organisations routinely work with refugees and asylum seekers. A knowledge of the issues surrounding forced migration is needed by aid workers to support effective professional practice.

This unit investigates the historical roots and underlying causes of forced migration. By examining the ethical and legal issues involved, this unit considers the impact upon vulnerable individuals and the displaced communities including children and young people, as well as the implications for the wider society. The unit will further examine forced migration in the light of gendered experiences, the experience of children and young people, psychosocial responses, identity and citizenship.

The aim of this unit is to help students to develop an understanding of the current literature on refugees and forced migration, while developing critical thinking and evaluative skills.