HIST329 - Diasporas and Journeys: Immigration in World History
Prerequisites: At least two History units at advanced (200/300) level
Incompatible: HIST206 Comparative History of Immigrant Peoples
Teaching Organisation: Two hours of lecture and one hour of tutorial supplemented with online activities (or equivalent)
Duration: 3 hours of classtime per week for 12 weeks or equivalent
This unit develops a broad global and comparative exploration of the patterns of migration and the histories of immigrant peoples, especially in modern times. Case studies will be used to analyse the variety of diverse and similar patterns of migration. Examples will examine the push/pull factors of migration, the hardships confronted, imagined communities, diasporas and the process of acculturation. The unit will also explore issues of historical sources and ways of interpreting life stories.