GEGA2010 / GEGA020 – Migration and Multicultural Society
|Suggested Year of Study:||2 – 4|
Department of Sociology
|Medium of Instruction:||English|
Migration is a fundamental feature of our lives. In Macao, our ancestors and family may have left home, settled and created a migrant society together with other groups. In the era of globalization, technological development facilitates further mobility, but new control mechanisms and borders also increasingly regulate and limit our mobility. This course offers a holistic view of the migration process from multiple perspectives. We will introduce macro factors structuring migration patterns and volume; how problems and crisis such as refugees and human trafficking affect the global politics and international relations. We will discuss migration policies of different countries and how they condition the migrants’ entry, exit, settlement and entitlement to citizenship, as well as societal views toward different migrant groups. Students will also learn to look at migrants’ identities and social networks through their own migration experiences or their family’s migration history.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Use the basic migration theories explaining migration patterns.
- Understand the challenges posed by various types of migration, particularly to Macao society, and develop analytical skills to find solutions.
- Examine their own or their family’s migration experiences from a critical angle.
- Demonstrate an awareness of intercultural competency to interact with migrant groups who they encounter in everyday life.