Undergraduate Module Descriptor


POL3177: The Refugee Crisis in the Modern World

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Aims

1) To familiarise students with the key issues and main developments in the international refugee regime and the impact upon the states and people involved.

2) To introduce students to the literature on forced migration and demonstrate how different and contradictory policies are proposed and implemented.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate a knowledge of key issues in contemporary forced migration studies;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the actors, dynamics and trends in the management of refugees and displaced people;
Discipline-Specific Skills3. find, use and analyse secondary and primary data relevant to specific issues in politics;
4. place contemporary political issues in larger contexts;
5. deploy critical arguments in analysing political issues and evaluating sources;
Personal and Key Skills6. work independently and in a group, including the presentation of material for group discussion;
7. demonstrate analytical skills and the ability to digest, select and organise material;
8. demonstrate writing skills including the ability to produce well organised and coherent essays to a deadline, practice in articulating and defending positions on tutorial topics;
9. demonstrate the ability to work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.