Sociology of Migration

Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for SOCIOL 306.


This course examines international migration in the context of the modern world. The focus is on the Pacific Rim region, but in the context of, and in comparison with, other parts of the world. Specific topics include migration and development, student and labour migrants, involuntary migration through such processes as human trafficking and refugee displacement, issues for diasporas and researching migrant populations.


  • To provide an overview of academic approaches to issues concerning human migration
  • To develop critical awareness of some of the political issues and controversies regarding international migration
  • To consider some research methodologies used in the study of migrants

To achieve the course objectives you will need to:

  • Attend the three scheduled weekly lecture /tutorial sessions
  • Read, understand and contribute to class discussions on the assigned readings
  • Complete and submit the assignment on time
  • Sit and pass the in-class test and the final examination

Availability 2022

Not taught in 2022




Coursework + exam


SOCIOL 306: 15 points


30 points at Stage II in Sociology or 15 points at Stage II in Sociology and 30 points at Stage II in BA courses


SOCIOL 224, 228