University of Newcastle Australia program

Migration, Society and the Media

In this program, SOCA3790, investigate the social transformations framing internal and international migration across the world.

This program is part of the Bachelor of Arts degree offered by The University of Newcastle Australia

Explore migration issues and impacts in society and how migration is represented in the media and politics.

This program provides students with the theoretical tools and information to understand and investigate in depth the social transformations framing internal and international migration and its consequences in Australia and across the world.


4 courses

The University of Newcastle, Australia

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Who will you learn with?

I am a sociologist, ethnographer and filmmaker working on migration with particular reference to the dimensions of gender, sexuality and subjectivity, and to social and environmental transformations.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Critique the main policymaking, theoretical and political frameworks addressing migration in Australia and internationally.

  2. Appraise media representations and debates addressing migration at an advanced level.

  3. Produce visual, audio and written media representations of migration-related issues.

  4. Analyse complex historical and contemporary social transformations framing migration.

  5. Evaluate the implications of migration for both sending and receiving societies at an advanced level.

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